June 19, 2019
Do you feel like you missed out on the best opportunity to get a straighter smile back in high school? It’s not too late! In fact, there’s a modern orthodontic treatment that can give you all the benefits of traditional braces without the hassle of brackets and wires. Invisalign is a virtually invisible treatment that offers countless convenient benefits you can’t get with metal braces. Read on for 5 of the top benefits getting Invisalign can offer you.
Hardly Noticeable Appearance
One of the most popular reasons that patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces is because they’re practically invisible. You don’t have to sacrifice your image for a straighter smile with these aligners made from clear FDA-approved plastic. This is especially beneficial for adults who are trying to work their way up in their career and can’t sacrifice their professional look. Plus, some patients admit that they’re also more attractive than traditional braces because they’re barely noticeable.
Because the material that your aligners are made of is smooth plastic, you won’t have to worry about gum irritation. With traditional metal braces, they can cut the inside of your mouth, making you constantly have to stop what you’re doing to apply orthodontic wax. Instead of having to worry about being taken away from your job just so you can be comfortable, your custom-fitted aligners fit your mouth exactly as they should without damaging it.
Shorter Treatment Times
Invisalign treatment typically works twice as fast as traditional braces. While you may have to wear metal braces for two years, the average Invisalign treatment ranges from 12 to 14 months! Every couple of weeks, you’ll receive a new set of custom-made trays from your dentist that gently and strategically places pressure on your teeth to move them into their ideal positions. As an adult, you probably don’t have two years to wait for an improved smile, which is why Invisalign is such a great option for so many patients!
Improved Oral Hygiene
With traditional braces, you may be working towards a straighter smile, but at what cost? It’s hard to maneuver between all that wire and properly brush and floss your teeth. This increases your risk of developing oral health problems like cavities and dental decay. Because your aligners are removable, you can take them out and brush and floss like you normally would.
Your removable trays have more benefits to offer you than improved oral hygiene. With traditional braces, you have to cut some of your favorite foods out of your diet because they could break and damage your brackets and wires. With Invisalign, because you can just take out your trays every time you eat, you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite snacks! Just remember not to eat with your trays in because it could damage them and set your treatment time back.
Skipping the hassle of cumbersome looking and feeling brackets and wires seems like a dream, but Invisalign makes it a reality! To see if this modern orthodontic treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation with your dentist today!
About the Author
Dr. William Olafson has completed advanced training and residencies that sharpened his skills with oral surgery, dental implants, root canals, and other procedures. He regularly takes continuing education courses to stay up to date with the latest advancements in his field. He understands how much of an impact cosmetic imperfections can have on patients’ self-esteem, which is why he offers a variety of services such as Invisalign and teeth whitening. For questions or to schedule a consultation for Invisalign, visit Columbian Square Dental’s website or contact 781-337-6644.
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