Invisalign® Benefits By on November 01, 2012

Reston Invisalign BenefitsA high number of patients come to Dr. Wayne Myles' Reston cosmetic dentistry practice seeking orthodontic treatment. A misaligned bite can give you an uneven and unattractive smile, and make your mouth more vulnerable to further oral health problems. When teeth are crowding in on each other, they can also cause discomfort or pain. Undergoing orthodontic treatment seems like an obvious solution, so why are so many people hesitant? It is probably because they think that braces and retainers are there only option for treatment. Fortunately, that is not the case. Dr. Myles offers his patients in Reston Invisalign®, one of the latest advances in orthodontic treatment.

Why Use Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a treatment that usually costs about the same traditional metal braces, so why is it becoming such a popular option? The answer to that question is simple; Invisalign® is so popular because it offers patients many benefits that they cannot expect from traditional braces. The most obvious benefit of Invisalign® is the aesthetic factor. As opposed to the obvious, metal appearance of braces, Invisalign® is practically invisible. When a patient is wearing Invisalign® aligners, most people would not even notice they are there. In addition to its appearance, Invisalign® provides patients with the following benefits:

  • Convenience:Invisalign® aligners are more convenient than braces because they can be removed. For successful treatment, the aligners need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. This leaves patients with the option to remove the aligners for eating, drinking, teeth cleaning, or for special occasions or events.
  • Comfort: Invisalign® aligners fit close to the teeth so they don’t shift around and are hardly felt by the patient. They also don’t rub against the gum line and, because they are free from metal, they will not cut or scratch your gums or the inside of your mouth.
  • Health: Patients who wear braces have been found to be more vulnerable to decay and gum disease because it can be difficult to brush and floss properly with braces and the accompanying wiring. Because the Invisalign® aligners can be removed, patients can easily maintain a healthy routine of brushing and flossing, leaving them less prone to tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, correcting your bite helps you avoid further damage to your teeth and the need for reconstructive dental treatments.
  • Function: When Invisalign® treatment is complete, you will have improved function when it comes to chewing, talking, and swallowing. If you were experiencing any discomfort due to your misaligned bite, this should be relieved as well.

Overall, Invisalign® offers patients a discreet and convenient treatment that produces results in about the same amount of time as traditional orthodontic treatment.

Alternate Treatments

Patients who are not candidates for Invisalign® can always receive treatment with traditional braces. However, for our patients in Reston, porcelain veneers are another option for patients who would like to avoid braces. Dr. Myles can give you more information about this cosmetic treatment for crooked teeth.

Schedule an Appointment

Don’t let the fear of braces keep you from correcting a misaligned bite. You can regain a straight, attractive smile without all the inconveniences of braces. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wayne Myles to learn more about Invisalign® treatment.

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  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
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