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Best Teeth Straightening Treatments

Dr. Degel Dec 27, 2013

Astoria Teeth Straightening TreatmentsIt used to be that patients who suffered from crooked and misaligned teeth were left without treatment options. For many years, metal braces were the only teeth straightening treatment available. Fortunately, advances in dental technology now give patients another option. Invisalign® invisible braces are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for alignment correction. For our patients in Astoria who are in need of teeth straightening, our cosmetic dentists at Astoria Dental Group believe that Invisalign® is the best treatment available. Invisalign® can be equally as effective as metal braces but offers convenience and comfort that is far superior to traditional braces.

Why Choose Invisalign®?

Traditional metal braces are not known as an attractive or comfortable dental appliance. However, patients continue to choose to have their teeth straightened with metal braces because they are known to be highly effective. While some patients have not heard of Invisalign® treatment, many others believe that such a convenient treatment could not be effective. For the majority of patients, Invisalign® treatment is just as effective as metal braces in straightening crooked teeth and properly aligning the bite. What’s more, Invisalign® treatment can often be completed within the same time frame as treatment with traditional braces and for roughly the same cost.

With effectiveness, treatment timeline, and cost being so comparable, why should patients choose Invisalign® over traditional braces? What makes Invisalign® the best teeth straightening treatment? We believe that Invisalign® treatment is the best teeth straightening treatment for our patients because of the following benefits that Invisalign® offers patients:

  • Comfort: Metal braces require brackets to be cemented to the teeth. These brackets are connected by metal wires that are routinely adjusted in order to shift the teeth into place. Not only are these adjustments uncomfortable for patients, but the brackets and wires themselves can cause cuts and scrapes on the gums. Invisalign® eliminates the need for wires and brackets and instead relies on a series of clear aligner trays. These trays are made of BPA-free plastic and fit comfortably over the teeth without causing irritation to the lips or gums. Additionally, there are no adjustment appointments. Every few weeks the patient simply switches to the next set of aligner trays.
  • Convenience: Invisalign® aligner trays are very convenient for patients. The aligner trays put no food restrictions on patients. In fact, they are not even worn while the patient eats. Invisalign® aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning, so caring for the teeth throughout treatment remains easy and convenient.
  • Aesthetics: While the health of the teeth should be a top priority, in all honesty, people are just as eager to have the teeth look good. While metal braces cannot be concealed, Invisalign® aligners are virtually undetectable. This allows patients to undergo treatment without compromising the aesthetics of the smile.

Schedule a Consultation

We urge patients who are in need of teeth straightening treatment to consider Invisalign® invisible braces. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits that Invisalign® has to offer, schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists at Astoria Dental Group. We look forward to working with you to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile!

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