Straightening Smiles with Discreet Cosmetic Braces

Orthodontic treatment is necessary to correct tooth misalignment, and in childhood, it can be vital to maintaining the proper growth and development of young smiles. As an adult, however, orthodontics can seem less important compared to the prospect of wearing metal braces. Fortunately, Dr. Schmidt offers a choice of cosmetic braces for adults and teens that incorporate clear, nearly-invisible aligners. With Invisalign® braces, you can enjoy a straighter smile without having to accommodate clunky brackets and wires on your teeth.

Invisalign® Aligners

Invisalign® are cosmetic braces that use a series of clear acrylic aligners rather than the brackets and wires needed for conventional braces. The aligners are designed to match the position and curvature of your teeth, but with a slight adjustment to nudge crooked teeth into straighter positions. Each aligner is worn for a couple of weeks, and then exchanged for the next one in the series, until your teeth’s alignment is corrected.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Because cosmetic braces are actually removable aligners, they offer a number of benefits over their more traditional counterparts, such as:

  • Clear braces are plastic, rather than metal, and are comfortable enough not to cause discomfort.
  • Clear aligners are placed over your teeth, but not bonded to them like conventional braces. Besides being convenient, this also means that your braces will not leave permanent marks on your teeth.
  • Since you can remove your aligners, you don’t have to be as selective with the foods you eat, and brushing and flossing is not as tedious as it could be. As long as you wear the aligners for the prescribed amount of time every day, you can temporarily remove them to eat, drink, and practice personal hygiene.

Call The Austin Dentist Today!

At The Austin Dentist, our philosophy is to provide the gift of service to everyone, and to create rewarding, lasting friendships with all of our patients. We offer a comprehensive list of dental health services in a beautiful environment, where you can receive the care you need from an intelligent, cheerful, patient-centered team. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph G. Schmidt, contact The Austin Dentist in Austin, TX today by calling (512) 328-1500.