September 13, 2017
When Invisalign was first introduced of few years back, you may have been intrigued by the thought of having your teeth straightened without enduring all those years of clunky metal braces. Maybe you still are. There was a time when Invisalign could only be used for simple alignments. That has changed with advancements in technology. Now, with a series of specially designed, removable, silicone trays, your dentist can straighten, close gaps, turn your teeth and correct your bite. You may already know someone who uses Invisalign. You should know what Invisalign can do for you.
You Can Have Healthier Teeth and Gums
Having teeth that are straight is more than a matter of aesthetics. It’s more than your self-image. Having teeth that overlap sets the stage for cavities that could be prevented. Having teeth that are crooked or crowded will leave you at risk for periodontal disease. Invisalign will reposition your pearly whites, so your gums will then fit properly around your teeth, protecting your teeth and your gums from harm.
Your Teeth Are Easy to Care For
With braces, keeping your teeth clean and healthy can be challenging. Since Invisalign is removable, you can just brush and floss as you would normally. Yes, you can still floss. There is no worrying about plaque building around a bracket and no worry about causing any damage to your enamel.
You Get a Discreet and Comfortable Alternative
Hardly anyone notices you are wearing Invisalign because of the clear, custom fit. Since Invisalign is a smooth plastic liner over your teeth, you will find it much more comfortable during treatment. There is no bulky bracket in your mouth, nothing to rub against your upper lip, and nothing rough against your tongue.
You Can Have Less Worry
One of the great things about having Invisalign is that you don’t have to worry about damaging your braces. With traditional orthodontics, you can’t eat certain foods due to the probability of them damaging your metal brackets on your teeth or even the metal wire. By damaging your braces, it will cost you more trips to the orthodontist to get them fixed. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about any of these problems as they are removable at any time.
You Can Eat the Foods You Love
Unlike people who are wearing braces, you will not have to pass up any of your favorite treats. Hard, chewy, and sticky foods need to be avoided when wearing braces. Since the aligner comes out before eating, you won’t need to sacrifice any of your favorites while your new smile is under construction. Also, you will be spared any emergency visits back to your dentist’s office for a broken bracket or wire. There is also no need to worry about foods staining, like with clear braces.
You Can Give Smile Confidently
For many, traditional braces make them feel less confident in their smile. In fact, many don’t like to smile if they can avoid it when they are wearing traditional braces. In extreme cases, you may even have to wear a headgear on a daily basis, which can make wearing braces even more embarrassing than they already are. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about feeling embarrassed at all. They can give off the illusion that you are not wearing braces at all. They also make it easier to care for your teeth, and you are still able to smile without having to think twice about it.
You Get a Customized Treatment Plan
Whether you need a full treatment or a few minor adjustments, there is a plan that will work for you. Sitting down and chatting with your dentist is the best way to know your options. You will even get to preview what your smile could look like when the treatment is complete. Your progress will be monitored every six weeks or so. The follow-up appointments are fast and pain-free. You will be in and out of the office in no time.
You Get Options for the Entire Family
Invisalign is available at clinics like Sycamore Family Dentistry for everyone in your family. If you have a teenager, Invisalign could be a win for them too. One of several Invisalign treatment plans, the Teen package, offers tray replacements and a blue dot that fades to clear with wear, so parents and doctors can be sure the aligners are worn the way they need to be for best results.
The costs of Invisalign and traditional braces are about the same. You can have a straight, healthy smile without the inconveniences. Of course, no treatment is right for everyone. Ask your dentist what Invisalign can do for you so you can feel better about your smile in the long run.