If you needed to straighten your teeth in the past, you had to deal with metal brackets and wires. Luckily, dental technology has advanced, giving you a better option—Invisalign. Invisalign is a tooth strengthening technique that uses clear, thin, and removable aligners.
Invisalign allows you to secretly fix your smile without having to go through the embarrassment of wearing detectable braces. It’s a comfortable alternative that will give you the smile you’ve always wanted in the shortest time possible.
While Invisalign clear aligners are popular among teenagers and young adults, older people can also use them. However, it’s better to get them sooner than later.
Early treatment will be more effective and quicker since it will be addressing a developing problem. To know for sure if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, visit your dentist for an oral consultation and examination.
Invisalign will give you more than just a beautiful smile. If you’re still not convinced, below are seven reasons why you should consider Invisalign.
1. Removable Aligners
Unlike traditional teeth straightening braces that were semi-glued to your teeth, you can remove your Invisalign aligners anytime you need to. However, for effective treatment, it’s essential to ensure that you wear your aligners at least 20 to 22 hours per day.
2. No Food Restriction
When using traditional braces, your dentist will give you a list of foods to avoid until the treatment is complete. With Invisalign, you can eat or drink whatever you want, as long as you remove the aligners before eating and drinking. Eating or drinking with your Invisalign aligners can damage them or expose your teeth to bacteria and plaque build-up, which could cause cavities.
Pure water is the only drink you can have with your aligners on. Colored beverages such as tea and soda can stain your Invisalign or get trapped in the braces, which can encourage bacteria growth. Make sure you floss and brush your teeth after eating and before wearing the Invisalign again.
3. Invisible Treatment
With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone having to know. Invisalign are clear braces, meaning that they are virtually invisible or unnoticeable. You’ll be able to align your teeth while keeping your beautiful smile and confidence.
4. Fixes Several Dental Issues
Invisalign is used to solve a variety of teeth straightening issues for people of all ages. Common dental conditions that can be treated with Invisalign braces include:
5. Promotes Good Oral Health
Invisalign allows you to maintain your regular dental practices. Since you have to remove them when brushing your teeth, you won’t have to clean around brackets or wires.
It can also improve your oral hygiene since you’ll have to brush your teeth after eating and drinking. Maintaining proper oral hygiene will keep your teeth cleaner and free from dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.
Invisalign braces are crafted from smooth and comfortable materials. This makes them safe and comfortable for your teeth, cheeks, and gums. You won’t have to deal with the sharp edges of metal braces used in traditional tooth strengthening techniques.
7. Quick Treatment
Invisalign treatment is also quick. Depending on the severity of your teeth misalignment, it can take about 10 to 24 weeks to align your teeth. For effective and fast treatment, make sure you wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day.
Unlike with traditional braces, you’re not required to see your dentist often. After the first procedure, you only have to make one visit to your dentist every four to six weeks. This makes it super convenient if you have a busy schedule.
Invisalign aligners are very easy to care for. Here are some care tips:
Ready to join the Invisalign family? Contact Sharon Dental Group today to schedule your consultation.