Invisalign is an amazing evolution of what people old enough to remember would call traditional braces. Intended initially to push teeth into their proper position, braces were the bane of teenagers, especially during their years of being sensitive about their appearance. However, even adults had to have braces as well. Painful and awkward, braces for years were a necessary “evil” for better-looking teeth. Fortunately, someone invented something better: Invisalign.
Invisalign has several benefits right off the bat. First, it’s not permanently bonded to the teeth like braces are. Instead, the appliance can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing your teeth. Second, while Invisalign can create pressure, a patient becomes accustomed to it very quickly, and it’s still far better in feeling and avoiding lip cuts that otherwise happen with traditional braces. Additionally, Invisalign works exceptionally well, faster than conventional braces too. That means:
Invisalign home care is also straightforward to practice; keeping one’s invisible teeth aligners clean daily is needed. The care is so simple; it just takes one short session to understand the steps, how to clean the aligners, how to avoid damaging the aligners and then stick to a regular plan. This avoids bacteria buildup and accidental damage. Home care is successfully achieved if a patient can remember to wash their aligner trays after removal, floss, and brush before using the aligner. It’s really that simple.
Every patient receiving Invisalign aligners from Greg G. Pitts DDS will receive Invisalign home care instructions and guidance, including specifics about things to watch out for. The result is a happy patient with an effective teeth straightening treatment, avoiding traditional braces. It’s really a win-win with Invisalign. American Fork, Utah, residents can always call Dr. Greg Pitts at (801) 758-0019 to book an appointment for Invisalign and more. Call today to get started towards better teeth.
For Dr. Greg Pitts, dentistry is not just a profession; he is passionate about providing the best possible care for patients. He earned his BS from Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah and his DDS from Creighton Dental School, Nebraska. He has been practicing dentistry in American Fork since 1999.
A member of the ADA, AGD, UDA, and American Academy of Sports Dentistry, Dr. Pitts is actively involved with Utah Valley athletics and works to raise awareness of the need for tooth protection in organized sports and recreational activities. He is the official dentist for the BYU and UVU athletic departments.