Although most people want a straight, beautiful smile, many get scared away by the thought of metal braces.
But good news – there is another solution!
Invisalign aligners give you a teeth-straightening treatment without having to deal with the hassles of traditional braces. Plus, it allows you to take better care and gives you more control over your dental health.
Want to know how else Invisalign can make your teeth-straightening journey easier? Let’s look at 6 great benefits of Invisalign aligners.
1. Invisalign Is Almost Invisible
One of the biggest hang-ups people have about traditional braces is their appearance. Having a mouthful of wires and brackets is no fun. And it can make you self-conscious around others.
But Invisalign is almost invisible when worn, which is one of its most popular benefits. That’s because it uses clear, removable plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. No metal or wires needed!
You can smile and talk to others with confidence. Invisalign keeps your treatment discreet and virtually undetectable – which makes it perfect to wear during business meetings, school events, or any place you need to feel and look your best.
2. Enjoy Your Favorite Foods and Activities
With traditional braces, you get a list of foods you’re forbidden to eat. Mainly, all foods that are hard, chewy, and sticky. This is because they can damage the wires, break a rubber band, or pop off a bracket.
Same goes for physical activities. If you’re playing a sport and get hit in the mouth while wearing braces, you can damage them. And damaged braces could also cause serious injury to your mouth.
All that goes away with Invisalign. Since the plastic aligners are removable, you can take them out whenever you like.
Meaning you can still enjoy all your favorite foods and play all the sports you like! You don’t have to worry about restrictions. All you have to do is take the aligners out when you need to, then clean your teeth before putting them back in.
It’s orthodontic care that doesn’t interfere with your favorite parts of life.
3. Easy to Clean
Trying to clean your teeth with traditional braces can be tricky. But with Invisalign, you can take your aligners out and clean your teeth as you normally would after every meal.
No threading floss between wires or missing food particles in brackets when brushing your braces.
Plus, while your aligners are out, you can clean them as well. Remove any buildup on the plastic with a quick brush from your toothbrush and rinse with water. You can also get the Invisalign cleaning system to keep your aligners clear.
With both your teeth and your Invisalign aligners clean, you’ll know your mouth and teeth are healthy. This is important for your treatment and will ensure your newly straight smile is the best it can be.
4. They’re Comfortable
When you begin your treatment with Invisalign aligners, you may feel a little discomfort or pressure the first few days while you get used to the fit. And that’s completely normal!
After that, your aligners should be comfortable to wear. They’re made of smooth plastic with no sharp edges or protruding metal that could poke or irritate the inside of your mouth. Plus, there are no rubber bands that can break.
With each set of aligners custom fit to your mouth, you know you’re getting the best fit for you. And because your treatment is most effective when worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, you can take your aligners out for a little while to give yourself a “breather” when needed!
5. Fewer Office Visits
When wearing traditional braces, you need to make office visits every month, if not more, to have them adjusted. Braces need to be tightened regularly to help keep your teeth moving to the correct alignment.
But with Invisalign, there’s no monthly adjustment needed. The aligners will continue to give your teeth gentle pressure without painful tightening.
You’ll change out your aligners yourself every two weeks and only go in for office visits every six weeks to eight weeks. So no need to keep coming in for several visits, giving you back more of your precious time.
Plus, it eliminates the need for emergency visits from popped brackets, damaged braces, or mouth injuries. These can add to your office visits when wearing traditional braces.
6. Parents Will Know If Their Teen Is Wearing Them Enough
Getting teens to wear their aligners as they should can be stressful for parents, especially since they’re so easy to remove. It could become tempting to take them out more times than they’re supposed to.
So Invisalign has come up with a way to make sure your teen is wearing their aligners the needed 20 to 22 hours a day. Blue dot indicators are on each aligner to give the orthodontist a telltale sign of what’s going on.
These blue dots will fade as your teen wears the aligners. That means if they haven’t worn them enough, the dot will be more visible and darker in color than it should be.
But it also helps the orthodontist learn more than that. For example, if the indicators show the aligners are being worn diligently, but the teeth are not moving properly, a change in treatment may need to happen.
The blue dot indicators help keep the patient and treatment on track, making sure you or your teen get the most out of the Invisalign aligners.
The Benefits of Invisalign Make Getting a Great Smile Even Easier
Getting the beautiful smile you want doesn’t have to be difficult. And now that you know the benefits of Invisalign, you can continue living the life you enjoy while getting a smile you can be proud of.
Ready to find out if Invisalign is right for you? Contact us today! We’d be happy to schedule an initial appointment with you.