Invisalign® trays are a popular and effective form of orthodontics for patients who want an appealing alternative to metal braces. Invisalign orthodontics are flexible in ways you may not have imagined. If your dental treatment plan includes comprehensive restoration and improvements, these clear braces can be recommended to do any of the following:
Align Teeth as Pre-Treatment
While minor dental crowding can sometimes be treated with veneers, patients who want a conservative approach to achieving desired results may choose orthodontics instead. Teeth can shift out of alignment for a variety of reasons, including relapse after having braces as a teen, or tooth loss that has allowed neighboring teeth to shift toward the vacancy in your smile.
Before teeth can be replaced and natural teeth restored or cosmetically enhanced, Invisalign trays help to achieve an even and balanced aesthetic. With this foundation in place, additional treatments create an even more beautiful result. Newly aligned teeth can be bleached or restored with crowns or veneers, and plenty of room is provided for implant-supported restorations.
Add Whitening to Dental Trays
If part of your treatment plan includes dental bleaching, your Invisalign aligners serve as the perfect medium for adding whitening gel. As the last tray is your treatment is made to hug your straight teeth, whitening product is delivered evenly and effectively; there’s no need to make a separate dental appointment for new bleaching trays.
When preferred, whitening can also be used while you are actively realigning your teeth with Invisalign clear trays. When your treatment plan is complete, your smile will be straight and bright white.
Protect Restorations at Night
While the plastic of Invisalign trays is not intended to guard against teeth clenching and grinding, they do provide some protection against these common, involuntary sleeping habits. If your smile has been restored with veneers or all-porcelain crowns, a night guard is recommended to ensure these prosthetics are not damaged by bruxism. However, if you are wearing Invisalign to maintain the results of orthodontic treatment, your newly restored teeth will also be safeguarded.
Ask Dr. Marshall what Invisalign Can do for You
If you need cosmetic dental care to correct decay, missing teeth, and aesthetic flaws, contact Aesthetic Dental Center today. We customize treatment to your needs and can incorporate clear orthodontics to ensure your smile is healthy and beautiful.