Central HK dentist explains the benefits and cost of Invisalign braces
Patients who are thinking about orthodontic treatment have far more options than ever before. From traditional braces to those that only focus on the front teeth to orthodontic treatment that’s nearly invisible, patients can choose the option that best fits their affordable cost, timeline, and lifestyle needs. Dr. Titania Tong, a respected dentist in Central, HK, helps her patients achieve the results they want with Invisalign.
Invisalign gently shifts the teeth into proper alignment using a series of clear and comfortable plastic aligners. It is ideal for patients who want to improve their smile without the embarrassment and discomfort that can come with traditional braces.
The benefits of Invisalign
- Invisible appearance – the alignment trays are nearly invisible, giving patients the confidence to smile brightly even while undergoing treatment.
- Comfort – Invisalign uses smooth plastic trays instead of traditional metal brackets and sharp wires that irritate the inside of the mouth.
- Removability – Many people have trouble keeping their teeth clean by trying to brush around the metal brackets and flossing can be challenging. Further, certain foods like corn on the cob, chewy caramels, apples, and hard pretzels are off limits because they can break or pull the brackets. With Invisalign patients can remove the trays to eat and clean their teeth.
- Convenience – Traditional braces require regularly-scheduled visits to the orthodontist to have the wires tightened. With Invisalign, patients simply move onto the next tray after a pre-determined amount of time.
Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional braces, especially for busy adults. Many patients find that the cost of Invisalign is comparable to the cost of traditional treatment but the benefits are much greater. It’s important to note that patients must wear the trays at least 20 hours per day. For more information about Invisalign, call Dr. Titania Tong today.