Cosmetic orthodontic solutions offer adults and teens a way to have their teeth adjusted with less impact on their looks. Your orthodontist can offer a less conspicuous treatment that still leaves your smile in the correct alignment. For patients who need less significant adjustments, Invisalign can be an ideal pathway to straighter teeth. These clear aligners can gradually shift your teeth into a better position. They are inconspicuous, but they also offer the convenience of being removable – you can take them out whenever you need to eat, or when you clean your teeth.
Using Invisalign To Straighten Your Teeth
Your orthodontist will take 3D images of your teeth, which will help design the Invisalign aligners that address your needs. You will enjoy a set of aligners, with each one bringing your teeth closer to their ultimate position. If you wear them for the recommended amount of time (approximately 22 hours per day), you should stay on track for your determined treatment time. While no adjustments have to be made with Invisalign, you should still see your orthodontist every six weeks, so that they can check on the progress your teeth are making.
Other Cosmetic Orthodontic Solutions
Invisalign is not your sole option if you are interested in cosmetic orthodontics. Another option, tooth-colored brackets, uses a system more similar to traditional braces. You will still have the brackets-and-wire construction of braces, but your brackets will be made from ceramic. This material is harder to notice against your enamel, so the appliance can be harder for anyone else to notice. In addition to a more attractive appearance, patients also report less irritation in their mouth and inner lips versus conventional metal brackets.