If you need orthodontic treatment but don't want to wear traditional metallic braces, you are not alone. Many people are faced with the choice between wanting a straighter smile or to correct bite and alignment problems, and the sacrifices that come with wearing braces as an adult or teenager. But braces are no longer the only option available to straighten your teeth. Invisalign clear aligner trays offer the best of both worlds - straighter teeth, without braces. Dr. Garrett Hayashi, a dentist in Honolulu, HI, recommends Invisalign clear aligner trays for adults and older teenagers who suffer from common malocclusions that would otherwise require braces to correct.
Straighten Your Smile Discreetly with Invisalign in Honolulu, HI
Like braces, Invisalign trays straighten teeth and correct common bite problems by gradually shifting the teeth into the correct alignment over time. But that is where the similarities end. The Invisalign system consists of a set of removable plastic aligner trays that are each worn for approximately two weeks. The trays have to be worn for up to 22 hours every day, but can be removed to eat and maintain your normal oral hygiene routine.
Invisalign can be used to treat most bite problems including:
- Gaps and spacing
- Open bite
The total treatment time for Invisalign is typically shorter than traditional orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign, you don't have to give up the foods you love or restrict your diet and lifestyle, as long as you wear the trays as instructed and keep up with your follow up appointments with the dentist. If you are looking for a discreet and minimally invasive way to straighten your teeth that won't disrupt your lifestyle or quality of life, Invisalign may be the answer for you.
Find a Dentist in Honolulu, HI
To learn more about the Invisalign system and whether it is the best option for you, contact our office today by calling (808) 536-5090 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hayashi.