November 7, 2016
Did you know that some sharks will have nearly 5,000 teeth? True story! They lose thousands of teeth in their lifetime and grow new sets of teeth every two weeks or so. That’s pretty incredible, right?
Unfortunately, we humans are stuck with our one set of permanent teeth. And most of us are not blessed with a perfectly straight, evenly spaced smile once our “baby teeth” fall out!
That is why it is so nice to have a dentist you can trust to handle your ever-changing needs. At the Synergy Dental Center, we actually have a perfect solution for adults who are looking to straighten out the troublesome aspects of their smile. It works well for folks with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth. And it is an easy way to tackle these tough problems.
So, if you are an adult who doesn’t want to deal with the sort of traditional orthodontic treatments that will fill your mouth with metal brackets and wires for 2-3 years, we completely understand. And we would never ask you to do that! Instead, we’d like for you to consider Invisalign.
Invisalign is a new approach to an old problem. This forward-looking system will make you forget everything you remember about braces from your middle school years. Invisalign was created in response to all the recurring complaints about conventional braces, and it does a great job at re-inventing the process of straightening teeth.
Rather than harsh metal wires and brackets, Invisalign aligners are made of a high-grade polyurethane that is gentle to your gums, cheeks and tongue, and nearly invisible to the human eye. No one will know what you are up to, and you can switch these aligners out yourself every two weeks, with no need for in-office adjustments!
One of the best features of Invisalign is that these smooth, comfortable aligners are also removable. You won’t be stuck with orthodontic gear in your mouth 24/7 while treatment is taking place. This will make dinner time a less solitary, more enjoyable occasion.
To clean your Invisalign clear braces, you’ll just need to rinse them under warm water and pop them back in. Unlike the situation with classic metal braces, there won’t be any weird tools or brushes required for maintenance!
Invisalign aligners can also do double duty as a mouth guard, especially if you have TMJ-related issues.
If you are prone to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws, Invisalign aligners can protect your teeth from excessive wear, while they are shifting your smile into place.
All things considered, Invisalign is a safe, subtle, and very effective way to go. Total treatment time is usually only about 12 months, depending on your unique situation. Plus, when we are through with you, you’ll have plenty to smile about!
Just so you know, Invisalign is not the right fit for everyone. But it is certainly worth exploring. Find out today if you are a good candidate for this easy orthodontic treatment by contacting us and scheduling your Invisalign consultation in Gillette, WY !