Know the Facts about Clear Braces
Are you interested in fixing your crooked teeth? You are definitely not alone. Many people want perfect smiles; however, they do not necessarily want traditional metal braces. Instead, they want a more discreet solution: clear braces.
Dr. Angela Cotey offers Invisalign® clear braces at her practice in Madison, WI. Whether you are a teen or an adult, you can benefit from the advantages that Invisalign® offers.
How Invisalign® Clear Braces Work
The Invisalign® method of addressing crooked teeth is simple to understand. Plastic trays, which are nearly invisible, are molded to the shape of your mouth. These trays are then worn all day and night, except at mealtimes. When eating, the trays should be removed; then, the teeth should be cleaned before reinserting the trays. The trays are usually unnoticeable by people around you, which is a bonus for professionals who feel that traditional braces might detract from their authority in a workplace setting.
About every two weeks, you will have to replace your trays with a new set. The new trays will put slightly more pressure on your teeth to move to the desired location as determined by Dr. Cotey. Over time, the trays gently but firmly move crooked teeth into a better position. Most people report feeling very little discomfort, mainly because the movement of their teeth is so gradual. At the end of the Invisalign® treatment, a retainer will be made and should be worn every night to ensure the teeth stay in their newly aligned positions.
Invisalign® Is Perfect for Many Patients
Patients of Dr. Cotey are often thrilled to discover that they are prime candidates for clear braces. Please contact our office today to set up your appointment. Only a thorough examination will tell if you can benefit from the Invisalign® method to straighten crooked teeth near Madison, WI.