Clear Braces & Invisible Aligners
For many adults, ideal smiles include straight, uniform teeth. However, the idea of having to wear uncomfortable, bulky metal braces can be a drawback. Dr. Juan Lopez and his team at Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry in Lawton, OK, offer Invisalign® as a discreet, patient-oriented alternative to traditional braces.
The Advantages of Invisalign®
For years, metal braces have provided a tried-and-true way for patients to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile. During orthodontic treatment, metal brackets and wires are gradually tightened to adjust the teeth into their correct position. While traditional metal braces are effective for correcting bite misalignment, the process can be uncomfortable. Metal brackets and wires can cause tissue irritation, rubbing, and poking sensitive tissue inside the mouth. This hardware in the mouth also creates space for bacteria and plaque to accumulate, and increases the risk of gum disease and cavities.
One of the most significant detractors of traditional braces is their appearance. While in recent years, metal braces become much less obtrusive, they are still fairly noticeable. For professionals and teens, the contrast of metal braces against white teeth can be distracting as well as discouraging.
Invisalign® - Patient-First Orthodontics
With Invisalign®, Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry offers patients with minor to moderate bite misalignment a more gentle approach to a straighter smile. Invisalign® clear braces reposition teeth through a series of plastic aligning trays. As treatment progresses, trays are replaced with new aligners until the teeth are in their final position.
There are a number of advantages that come with Invisalign®. Aligning trays are virtually invisible! This makes them an ideal option for patients who want a straighter smile without the frustration of metal braces . Trays are easily removed, so you can eat without worrying about the dietary restrictions often associated with traditional braces.
Cleaning the trays and maintaining your dental health is easy. Invisalign® patients can brush and floss as they normally would. To lower the risk of plaque accumulating on the trays, Dr. Lopez recommends patients brush and floss after every meal and clean the aligners daily.
With Invisalign®, our patients are given the power to control their own treatment. Aligning trays are replaced at home, rather than in our office. Infrequent visits with Dr. Lopez will include an assessment of your progress and provide you with the next set of aligners, to be changed according to your personal treatment plan.
Learn More about Invisalign® at Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry
At Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is to create smiles that improve your quality of life and self-confidence. To learn more about how Invisalign® can help you achieve your dream smile, contact our dentist in today and schedule your Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Lopez.