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 offers patients the benefit of treatment that is truly “invisible”!
While young patients and teens appreciate the convenience of Invisalign, adult patients who either need or desire orthodontic treatment really love being able to use braces that are invisible!
Dr. John Cranham, DDS, an Invisalign dentist in Chesapeake, VA, recommends the use of this clear retainer system when appropriate because of its many benefits, including 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. Cranham recommends Invisalign to his Chesapeake area patients for a variety of dental health issues:
- Tooth crowding
- Spaces between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite or overbite
Orthodontic treatment has the best chance of being a success when the patient is committed and adheres to the care prescribed by Dr. Cranham, including dietary restrictions, which is required 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.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment for any reason, contact Dr. Cranham in his Chesapeake dental office to schedule an appointment and discuss your options.