There’s a good reason Invisalign tends to be an orthodontic procedure for adults and older teenagers in Paradise Valley, while traditional braces are still used for younger children: Invisalign requires a high level of responsibility and commitment. Aligners can get lost or broken if you’re not careful. You need to follow Dr. Harris’ instructions regarding wearing and caring for them as closely as possible. If you don’t wear the aligners all the time, your teeth could shift out of alignment, setting your treatment back and possible costing you extra for a new adjusted set of aligners; if you do wear the aligners when you shouldn’t, such as while eating or drinking, you could damage them and render them ineffective. However, by paying attention to the directions Dr. Harris gives you and by keeping track of your aligners when you aren’t wearing them, patients in Paradise Valley can receive some pretty amazing benefits.
The most obvious advantage to using Invisalign is that you end up with straighter teeth, which helps your smile look its best. But straighter teeth do more for you than just look great. Having well-aligned teeth makes brushing and flossing easier and more effective, which in turn reduces your risk of getting cavities. Each new Invisalign aligner tends to apply less pressure than having your metal wires adjusted would, which means less discomfort all around for you. But the biggest reason people in Paradise Valley choose Invisalign is that it’s discreet. The system allows you to straighten your teeth while maintaining the clean, mature, professional appearance that traditional braces might undermine. So ask yourself: Am I committed to getting straighter teeth? If you are, give us a call at Harris Dental and find out what Invisalign can do for you.