Metal braces are what usually come to mind when most people think of orthodontic treatment as this was the industry standard for many years.
Invisalign clear retainers offer patients of ALL ages the opportunity to treat a variety of dental problems, including cosmetic concerns, with clear, removable retainers. Invisalign treatment offers patients the benefit of treatment that is truly “invisible”!
Originally developed as an orthodontic treatment for adults to treat mild to moderate dental problems, Invisalign has quickly become a favored orthodontic treatment for teens and younger patients who may be resistant to wearing traditional metal braces because of their appearance.
Dr. William Harper, a cosmetic dentist in Poquoson, VA, often recommends the use of this clear retainer system when appropriate because of the added benefit of being able to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment because the retainers can be removed for brushing and flossing each day. No more food particles being lodged between or behind metal braces! This also helps to prevent tooth discoloration and the development of oral health issues such as gum disease.
Dr. Harper may recommend the use of Invisalign to treat a variety of dental health issues, including crossbite, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth or overbite.
Orthodontic treatment is most successful when the patient is committed and adheres to prescribed care, including dietary restrictions, often a requirement with traditional metal braces. Invisalign patients will find it easy to follow the treatment plan due to the ease and comfort with which the clear retainers can be removed for cleaning, dental visits and changing into the next retainer.
This can be especially important for younger patients who may not be as enthusiastic about orthodontic treatment! In addition, Invisalign retainers will not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth, a common problem for patients using metal braces- especially young patients.
Invisalign may be the answer to your cosmetic or dental health concerns! Contact Dr. Harper in Poquoson and schedule an appointment to discuss your options.