Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments ever created. In fact, before Invisalign, the term “popular orthodontic treatment” would have been considered an oxymoron. Braces were generally thought of as a necessary evil at best, and something to be avoided like the plague at worst. Of course, to be fair, at that time braces looked like they were designed for robots, rather than human beings.
Okay, maybe Invisalign didn’t end a war or win a Nobel Peace prize, but it certainly had a dramatic impact on the world of orthodontics. Sure, the materials and methods used in orthodontics have constantly improved; the basic concept remains the same – brackets and wires. Invisalign offered a truly different option. No metal, no embarrassment, no hassles, and no more crooked teeth. Suddenly adults were wearing braces, and teens were willingly cooperating with orthodontic treatment. Thanks to Invisalign, the world has millions more beautifully straight smiles.
If you considered this treatment in the past, you may have been told that you weren’t a good candidate. It is true, originally Invisalign had many limitations, and it achieved unsatisfactory results in cases of severe malocclusion or bite problems. One of the great things about Invisalign is that it never stopped evolving and improving. Today, the results, cost, and duration of treatment are similar for Invisalign and traditional orthodontics.
If you want a straighter smile, the answer is probably, “Yes!” Today’s Invisalign treatment can correct crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth as well as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and more. The majority of orthodontic patients can see excellent results with Invisalign or traditional braces. However, everyone has unique health needs and personal preferences, so there is no universally “best” solution. That is why we offer Invisalign, metal braces, ceramic braces, and other innovative orthodontic solutions. After an examination, your dentist will explain which ones will work for you, and help you choose the best option.
At Big Smile Dental, we believe in giving you choices and giving you room to make a decision without feeling pressured. However, there is one option we will NOT offer, and that is a bad option. Call 773-772-8400 and schedule an appointment to find out what orthodontic techniques will give you the best results.