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Braces vs. Invisalign in Temple

November 1, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — drfossum @ 11:58 pm

Why should I get Invisalign in Temple?You and your friends decided to go on a nice long hike today, and it’s been a great trip. The weather was just perfect and the vistas were beautiful. Now it’s finally time to enjoy the view from the top, but your friends immediately take out their cameras and phones and ask everyone to stand together. You know in a day or so, all of these pictures will be up on social media, and many of them will feature your crooked teeth. You’ve always been self-conscious about them, but you never could convince yourself that braces were right for you. They just seem so uncomfortable, but what else can you do? Dr. Richard Fossum wants you to know that you can now get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign in Temple.

What Is Invisalign?

For many years, the best way to straighten your teeth was considered to be metal braces. This is because they are able to handle a wide array of orthodontic issues and are quite durable. However, one of the main drawbacks is that they overwhelmingly affect the one thing you are trying to improve: your appearance. The solution to this has been the invention of Invisalign. Rather than using unsightly brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to gently straighten your teeth. A series of trays is custom made for you, and each one is worn at a specific point in your treatment. You simply wear each aligner tray for about 22 hours a day for 2 weeks before progressing onto the next one. After you have worn each one, your smile will be straighter and more eye-catching than ever.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

Of course the big question is why would you choose Invisalign over traditional braces? Here is how the two of them stack up against each other:

  • Appearance: Invisalign, as the name suggests, is nearly invisible when worn. You will probably be the only person who notices you have a tray on, unlike with braces.
  • Removable: The trays easily slide on and off of your teeth. This means you can take them out whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth. This makes it much simpler for you to keep your teeth clean and saves you from having to drastically change your diet.
  • Comfort: The smooth plastic of Invisalign is much more comfortable compared to braces, which often can irritate the tissue of your mouth and gums.
  • Time: Not only can Invisalign straighten your teeth faster than braces, it also requires fewer visits to your dentist in Temple to monitor your progress. This can save you a lot of time over the course of your treatment.

Due to all of these factors, this is why Invisalign is often the choice for adults, teenagers, and celebrities alike.

How Can I Get Invisalign?

The first step to getting Invisalign is to come see Dr. Fossum. Invisalign is specially designed for each patient, which is why he will begin the process by taking a series of impressions, photos, and scans of your teeth. This will enable him to make sure your trays fit comfortably and will guarantee the type of results you are looking for. He will show you how to put on the trays as well as how to take care of them. After that, you only need to come to the office about once every 6 weeks to monitor your progress.

Any Questions?

As you’re sitting there pondering, your teeth are not getting any straighter. Braces can be unattractive, uncomfortable, and take years to work. You can easily avoid all of this with Invisalign. If you want to know more about how Invisalign can help improve your smile, please give us a call today. We’re always ready to answer your questions and let you know why Invisalign is the solution for you.

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