Dr. Sheen is a Preferred Invisalign Provider in Annapolis, Maryland. He is happy to provide patients with Invisalign clear braces to patients suffering from crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, or crossbite. If you are considering Invisalign treatment for you and your smile, here are some reasons why this treatment option is perfect to begin this summer:
Invisalign is discreet.
Invisalign utilizes a system of clear, plastic aligners that are completely see-through while in use. This is why Invisalign is considered a discreet alternative to traditional braces. With traditional braces, metal brackets and wires are attached to the patient’s dental structures for the entire duration of their treatment. This makes patients nervous when considering straightening their smiles during the summertime. With family vacations, beach trips, and family reunions on the agenda this summer, we understand that you would like to maintain your current smile aesthetics. Invisalign allows you to do just that, allowing everyone to see your smile even as you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is removable.
Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing patients to take them out when they need to eat, drink, or brush their teeth. This is a major improvement in comparison to the care requirements for traditional braces. With traditional braces, patients are advised to avoid excessively crunchy or chewy foods while undergoing treatment. Additionally, they will need to adapt their oral hygiene routines, being extra thorough to remove any food residue caught in the dental hardware. Invisalign allows patients to avoid all of these inconvenences associated with traditional orthodontic treatment. Even if you begin your Invisalign treatment this summer, you will still be able to enjoy all of your favorite summer snacks thanks to the aligners’ removability.
Invisalign requires less time in the dental chair.
With traditional braces, patients will be asked to visit their orthodontist on a regular basis to have the metal wires tightened. The tightening of the metal braces is extremely important because this is what applies the pressure to encourage your teeth to shift into a straighter position. If you are unable to attend regular tightening appointments, this may prolong your treatment plan. With Invisalign, patients do not need to worry about this. Instead, they are given all of their aligners upfront and instructed on when to change them. While some checkup appointments may be required, you will spend way less time in the dental chair compared to treatment with traditional braces. Less time in the dental chair = more time for your favorite fun in the sun activities!
If you would like to find out if Invisalign is right for you, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheen. We look forward to seeing you soon!