It's not too late to improve your smile with braces, but perhaps you don't feel very comfortable wearing the unsightly metal braces for months. Because having a smile you'll be proud to show off is after all the goal. You may have no cause to worry thanks to Invisalign clear aligners, an excellent alternative to traditional braces. If you want to find out if you're a candidate, get in contact with Dr. Ahmed Mostafa of American Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in New Port Richey, FL.
Advantages Over Braces
Clear aligners offer more advantages over traditional metal braces than just aesthetics. One of the strongest cases for them is that they're removable. They are actually meant to be worn only around 22 hours out of the day, allowing you the freedom that braces cannot.
Metal braces are permanent fixtures in your mouth until the treatment is complete. This means you are bound to a diet that won't damage the orthodontic device. Sugary foods and drinks are especially problematic because thoroughly and completely cleaning around your braces can be difficult.
Invisalign clear adapters on the other hand, because they can be taken off, you are not limited in the types of foods you eat. Restricting your intake of sugary snacks is of course always advisable. Just as daily brushing and flossing, which you can perform as you always have because you should similarly remove your aligners for this task.
For certain cases, there is still no replacing metal braces, like with severe overbites or for younger teenagers. So it's important to consult with your doctor to find the best possible treatment for you.
Invisalign in New Port Richey, FL
As mentioned, Invisalign clear aligners are not for every smile, and because they are not permanently affixed they require a degree of commitment from you so you get the most of them. But if you're ready to drastically change your smile then make your appointment today. Call Dr. Mostafa of American Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in New Port Richey, FL, by dialing (727) 376-9696.