Why Does Your Invisalign Dentist Want You to Use Buttons?
Sometimes your Invisalign dentist will need to do more than just create alignment trays and fit them to your teeth. Some people’s teeth call for an Invisalign dentist to apply buttons, also known as attachments, to the enamel of certain teeth. Though this scares some people, these buttons help make the entire Invisalign process faster. For others, only the use of buttons can give them the results they need.
What Are Buttons Made From?
Buttons are small circular or square bumps placed on your teeth. Your Invisalign dentist uses the same material used for fillings to create the small dots and bumps on your teeth. Your Dallas dentist might be able to find a filling color that looks identical to your tooth color. At Lynn Dental Care, we have found that buttons, even when not the exact color as teeth, are not very noticeable.
What Do Buttons Do?
Buttons allow your Invisalign dentist to better control the adjustment of your teeth. If you need a tooth rotated or brought above your gum line, then your dentist will opt to use buttons. Buttons give your aligner trays a spot to apply pressure to your tooth. They make aligner trays more effective and allow for more accurate movement.
Will Buttons Hurt?
It shouldn’t hurt when your dentist applies your buttons, but you might notice them when you don’t wear your trays. (But you should always wear your trays anyway.) Most people get used to the feeling of buttons on their teeth after a few days. Food might gather near your buttons, however, so make sure to brush well after eating.
How Does an Invisalign Dentist Remove Buttons?
Buttons come off very easily with a dental drill. It shouldn’t hurt at all when your dentist buffs the dot right off of your tooth. All in all, buttons are painless and important aspects of the entire Invisalign process. They do not call attention to themselves, don’t hurt, and they help your teeth move to their new homes quicker.
Contact Lynn Dental Care Today
Lynn Dental Care takes Invisalign dentistry very seriously. We know the importance of beautiful healthy teeth. We also know that not everyone has the job or situation that allows them to get braces. You really shouldn’t have to wear wires and brackets on your teeth. Invisalign provides a subtler and more comfortable option. Schedule an appointment with Lynn Dental Care today if you think Invisalign might be the right option for you.