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Second perhaps only to "you need a root canal" or "we must extract all of your teeth," fewer words are more dreaded from a dentist than "you need braces." Whether at age 12 or 35, most people feel that braces are just not a good look. In fact, they can be a bonafide social life killer - at least they used to be, back when the only option the dentists at Corporate Center Dental Care in Lexington, KY had for straightening teeth was with a complex maze of metallic brackets and rubber bands, trapping food particles and young adolescent dreams of popularity and acceptance in their wake. For adults in need of braces, a mouth full of silver still presented a unique set of social and professional challenges.
But thanks to modern orthodontics, it is possible to get straight teeth, and still keep a date on a Friday night! In fact, it is now possible to get straighter teeth without anyone knowing you're wearing anything on your teeth at all.
Straight Teeth, No Braces Required
With Invisalign, a dentist can fix a crooked smile and many bite problems, without traditional metallic braces. Invisalign is made up of custom designed clear plastic trays (aligners) that fit securely over the teeth. Each tray is worn for an average of two weeks and switched out for a new tray as the teeth begin to shift into the desired position. Unlike braces, Invisalign trays can be removed to eat, and brush and floss regularly (they must be worn for at least 22 hours each day to be effective).
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Most adults and teenagers are typically good candidates for clear dental aligners though more complex cases may still require traditional orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
Clear and subtle - no one has to know except for you and your dentist!
Comfortable and convenient - they are designed just for you, and can be removed for meals and cleaning, making them a good option for maintaining your regular oral health routines while getting straighter teeth
Get Invisalign in Lexington, KY
To learn more about how Invisalign works and whether it is right for you, contact the dentists of Corporate Center Dental Care in Lexington to schedule an appointment today!