All of us want those perfectly aligned teeth, but few are actually born that way. In fact, only 35% of adults have well-aligned front teeth. This isn’t a new phenomenon. There’s plenty of evidence scattered across the ancient world of civilizations trying to straighten teeth.
It wasn’t until modern times, however, that we figured out how to do it safely and efficiently thanks to the invention of braces. Wire and bracket braces can align the majority of people’s teeth.
While that’s great for most, it’s a problem for some.
They Don’t Want Braces
The truth is, few people want to wear braces. But many are willing to have them for the all the benefits that come with aligned teeth. Others aren’t so willing.
For some, traditional braces is a less favorable option. Maybe you work on camera or you’re in lots of important business meetings, and you believe brackets would affect your chances of success.
Or it’s your senior year of high school, and you don’t want to be remembered for having braces.
The good news is, there is a way to get beautifully aligned teeth without having to wear braces. You’ve probably heard of it.
It’s Called Invisalign
Invisalign uses transparent, nearly invisible aligning trays that are shaped for your teeth. Through a series of aligners, your teeth are moved into a properly aligned position.
For most people, Invisalign takes a similar time and cost a similar amount as traditional braces.
Transparency isn’t their only benefit. Because they’re removable, you can eat and drink like normal. Just make sure not to leave them out for too long.
Will Invisalign Work for Me?
Invisalign works great for many of our patients. However, not everyone is a candidate. The only way to know is to know is to get an examination from an orthodontist.
Start Your Journey to Straighter Teeth
If you’re in need of Kansas City orthodontics, Weber Orthodontics is here for you.