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Greensboro, NC 27408
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Invisalign aligners (trays) are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. Taking a modern approach to straightening teeth, Invisalign uses custom-made aligners created solely for you. Virtually invisible, Invisalign offers a discreet way to improve your smile. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Clear attachments are placed on some teeth to facilitate proper movements. Over time, your teeth will shift gradually and gently into place based on the path your dentist or orthodontist has planned. Here are four benefits of choosing Invisalign over conventional metal braces:

#1. Flexibility

Invisalign aligner trays are removable. This means you can continue a high level of daily oral hygiene with easy brushing and flossing. There are also fewer worries about getting food stuck in your braces.

#2. Time Frame

Invisalign takes no longer than conventional braces to straighten teeth. The dentist or orthodontist gives you several aligners at each visit that are changed every 7-14 days at home. Each aligner moves your teeth between 0.13 and 0.26 mm. With metal braces, movement only happens when wires are tightened. Thus, it is implied that Invisalign will require fewer visits to the dental office than traditional orthodontics.

#3. Appearance

Unlike the traditional braces you have seen in the past, Invisalign is clear and barely noticeable to the naked eye. Invisalign IS essentially invisable. This means you can continue to straighten your teeth without others even noticing.

#4. Comfort

Invisalign aligners generally have smooth edges, which make them more comfortable for patients and provide greater control for teeth straightening. The aligners provide a series of precisely timed and regulated movements of the teeth with minimal to no tenderness. There is no need for orthodontic wax or palliative rinses.

Dr. Margaret Szott will discuss the whole Invisalign process with you during your next visit and help draft a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. No matter what straightening method you choose, your smile and health will reap many benefits. The Invisalign process will allow you to achieve a healthy, better-looking smile without compromising your lifestyle and oral hygiene

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Greensboro, NC 27408
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