Some people may think that having your teeth straightened is just for kids. But the truth is that you’re never too old to enjoy the benefits of a straighter, more beautiful smile. For many older adults, however, the thought of having to wear traditional, metal braces was not exactly appealing. Fortunately, modern dental technology now provides another option: Invisalign®. These clear plastic aligners allow patients to have the straighter teeth they’ve always wanted without the embarrassment of metal braces. Dr. Reddy is pleased to offer Invisalign® technology to her patients at her Hutto, TX office.
How Invisalign® Works
The Invisalign® teeth-straightening method involves the patient wearing clear plastic aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day, every day. The aligners can be removed by the patient during meals and for brushing and flossing teeth. Every few weeks, Dr. Reddy provides the patient with a new set of aligner trays. Gradually, over a period of several months, the aligner trays work in much the same way as traditional braces – straightening the patient’s smile.
Advantages of Invisalign®
The biggest advantage of Invisalign® technology is obvious, or should we say NOT obvious: the trays are virtually invisible. But there are other benefits to this revolutionary dental technology. Patients report that the aligner trays are more comfortable that metal braces, which can often irritate gum tissue. Because the trays can be removed to eat meals, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign®. And brushing and flossing is easy since the trays are removable, unlike the situation with metal braces, which can make it difficult to thoroughly clean teeth and gums.
Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign®?
Patients of all ages can benefit from Invisalign® technology, but these aligner trays may not be the best choice for everyone. To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, talk to Dr. Reddy.
Call Us Today
To find out more about Invisalign® technology, or to make an appointment with Dr. Reddy, contact our Hutto, TX, office today!