If you have been tempted by those DIY cosmetic dentistry posts on your social media pages just scroll on by. If you don’t you could be putting you and your teeth and gums at risk.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures should always be monitored by a dentist including removable braces. Straightening your teeth without a dentist’s prescription could cause serious harm.
Clear Plastic Aligners
Clear plastic aligners that straighten teeth should never be purchased online. Firstly, those mail order braces aren’t really that custom. Secondly, there is no monitoring for this cosmetic dentistry treatment.
To buy these types of braces all you have to do is send in a picture and answer a few questions. You’ll get an impression back in the mail, send it back and wait for your aligners. While it may sound fast and easy, and it is. It isn’t good for your teeth.
Anyone can buy mail order braces which isn’t a good thing at all. Dr. Matthew Hill explains that removable braces must be prescribed by a dentist as some people are not good candidates for invisible braces. Those that aren’t good candidates are putting their teeth at risk.
Invisalign® the Professionals Choice
Hill Dentistry in Grants Pass offers Invisalign®, the clear choice for removable braces to straighten teeth.
If you are a good fit for Invisalign® Hill Dentistry will use a digital scanning system to create 3D images of your teeth.
After the scans the cosmetic dentistry team will map out a treatment plan that will show you the process. You will even get to see a preview of your new smile.
When you receive your new aligners, somewhere between 11 and 31 sets, you will wear them for 22 hours every day. The only time you take out your Invisalign® braces is when you brush, floss and eat.
Invisalign® works great for people with tipped, tilted and crooked teeth. Patients with small spaces between teeth are also good candidates for Invisalign®.
While some patients will see results in just six months the average treatment time is between 12 and 18 months.
Cosmetic Dentistry takes a Professional
As you can see clear plastic aligners must be prescribed as they actually move your teeth into the desired position. If you aren’t being monitored by a dentist, who knows what that desired position really is.
If you are thinking about clear braces talk to Hill Dentistry about Invisalign. You will be glad you did and so will your smile.