August 7, 2017
True or false? Invisalign is the same as clear braces? studioSMILE Orthodontics and Dr. Kelly Tabacchi in Overland Park, KS want all of our patients to know the answer to this sort of Invisalign: true or false issue, and so we offer the following facts about this innovative form of orthodontics.
Before we get into any further questions, though, let’s answer that first one posed above. Is it true or false that Invisalign is the same as clear braces? False. They do not have any wires or brackets and are made of a series of custom made clear aligners that work only in your mouth and slowly correct any issues with alignment or bite. As your trusted orthodontist in Overland Park, we might recommend them to you if you were worried about the irritation or pain caused by wires and brackets.
Braces cost much less than Invisalign: true or false?
False. Interestingly enough, the scales are evening out. We have many patients getting Invisalign in Overland Park that might have paid the same amount to obtain identical treatment with classic braces. We also encourage you to consider that you need far fewer visits to our office when you use Invisalign. There are no adjustments and only periodic checks on progress. This cuts costs and saves time, too.
Braces and other orthodontics do the work faster than Invisalign: true or false?
False. Every single case is different and your issues may take the same amount of time, or less, to amend with Invisalign than braces. There is no way to make a broad or general statement like this because each person is so different. Most patients can have their issues fixed within two years using aligners.
You have bad breath often with Invisalign: true or false?
False. Unlike braces, Invisalign trays come out for eating, drinking and oral hygiene. The trays are easy to keep clean using gentle brushing and cleansers, and it is far more likely that someone with braces has bad breath often than someone with Invisalign.
Contact Our Orthodontist If You Have Further Questions
Do you have other questions about this treatment? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Overland Park, KS office at 913-953-6767. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.
July 21, 2017
Are you just beginning to consider some orthodontics for yourself or a member of your family? If so, Dr. Kelly Tabacchi at studioSMILE Orthodontics in Overland Park, KS encourage you to consider the many advantages of Invisalign. As your trusted orthodontist in Overland Park, we know you may have already heard of Invisalign and even think of it as a form of clear braces. However, this is not actually the case, and so we offer the following facts regarding treatment.
Invisalign is far more comfortable
If we could emphasize one of the most significant of all the advantages of Invisalign it would be this one. Because it uses clear aligners that slide easily over the teeth, you have no pain or discomfort created by wires and brackets, bands or other apparatus. The aligners easily glide over the teeth and no one will even know they are there.
Invisalign makes oral hygiene a breeze
If you choose to obtain Invisalign in Overland Park, one of the first things we are going to show you is how easy it is to keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition. Popping out the aligner to brush, floss and rinse the teeth, and cleaning the aligners is easy and fast. It is nothing like braces that can cause a decline in oral health because brushing and flossing is so difficult.
You can eat your full diet
Another of the advantages of Invisalign is that your healthy diet remains the same. You can still eat apples, hard foods like crunchy carrots and even handfuls of popcorn or dishes with beans without worrying about the challenges these create for braces.
You look and speak like always
Finally, another of the main advantages of Invisalign is that you look and speak as you have always done. No one will notice the appliance and you can get on with life as usual.
Begin Straightening Your Teeth Today
There are so many reasons to choose Invisalign as your preferred form of orthodontics. Though you must first qualify for treatment, most patients easily meet the requirements and can get great results with this discreet treatment. Are you interested to learn more? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Overland Park, KS office at 913-953-6767. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.
June 7, 2017
If you are an older teen or adult and you would like to see a straighter smile or feel a more properly aligned bite, you may want to consider Invisalign. Patients of studioSMILE Orthodontics and Dr. Kelly Tabacchi in Overland Park, KS have this option, and it is a great one to consider if you are hoping to improve the look and function of the smile.
As your orthodontist in Overland Park, we encourage you to consider Invisalign not as a form of “clear braces”. Though they are a form of orthodontics with the same goal as braces, Invisalign is actually a system that uses clear aligners. These are nearly invisible trays that fit over your teeth. They are designed specifically for you and use high tech engineering to comfortably and gently move your teeth into an optimal alignment and/or position.
Because they do so without any wires or brackets, they are not clear braces and they are far more comfortable than classic braces. However, not everyone is a candidate and you must visit our Invisalign specialist to be sure your alignment issues can be corrected with this remarkable technology. Most patients do qualify, and as an Invisalign provider we can work with you to obtain your aligners and then monitor your progress.
By now, you can probably understand that we think you should consider Invisalign if you want a more comfortable way to straighten the teeth. You will also want to consider Invisalign if you prefer a discreet approach to the process.
Consider too that it is also a method that enables optimal oral hygiene and health throughout. Unlike braces, the aligners are removed from the mouth throughout the day to allow you to brush, floss and rinse the teeth completely and effectively. The trays are easy to clean, and you can wear them comfortably throughout the day and night – removing them only to eat, drink and do oral hygiene.
Working at the same pace as other orthodontics, they are usually close to the same overall cost and time commitment, and are a wonderful option for anyone who prefers their orthodontics to be a secret.
Curious About Invisalign Treatment?
Are you interested in learning if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Overland Park, KS office at 913-953-6767. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.