Invisalign can be the secret weapon in your straight smile arsenal. Not only can it move your teeth just as effectively as traditional braces, it also allows our adult and teen patients to carry on with their lives as normal. With plastic aligners that are comfortable, invisible and removable, it’s no wonder the popularity of this alternative treatment option grows from year to year.
Are you wondering how Invisalign could benefit you? Let’s take a look at all it has to offer!
We know that one of the hardest things to get used to with traditional braces is the food restrictions. So much of our socializing revolves around food, so it can be really difficult to have to say no to so many common treats, like popcorn, nuts, apples, candy, and chips. Because Invisalign aligners are removed at mealtimes, you’ll still be able to eat just about everything you normally would, as long as you remember to be vigilant about brushing and flossing afterwards. You’ll never have to sacrifice your favorite dish for a straighter smile with Invisalign treatment!
Looking beyond party platters and the dinner table, any kind of contact sport can be tough on metal braces and the players wearing them. The brackets and wires can break or come loose, causing irritation or pain, and of course requiring extra maintenance visits to the orthodontist’s office. Invisalign allows you to remove your aligners and wear a regular mouthguard during practice or the game, putting the aligner back in once you’re done.
The more traditional braces treatments can sometimes also get in the way of playing musical instruments. However, Invisalign’s removable aligners allow you to make all the music you can manage!
Provided you wear your Invisalign aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours daily, treatment with this system can be just as effective as traditional metal braces. Invisalign can effectively treat most mild to moderate cases of underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth - all very common dental issues. Saddle Creek Orthodontics offers a free initial consultation to prospective patients, so we’ll be able to let you know if you’re a good fit for this treatment before you invest in it.
Brushing is a breeze
A solid dental hygiene routine is always important, but metal braces can make brushing and flossing a little tricky. Invisalign aligners are removed prior to brushing, so taking care of your teeth and gums is no more difficult than it’s ever been. Cleaning the aligners themselves is simple, too - there are cleaning kits specifically for this job, or you can just brush and rinse them with warm water instead.
Invisalign aligners are made of a lightweight plastic that is custom-fitted to each patient's teeth. This provides a comfortable fit even when wearing them the recommended 20-22 hours a day. And unlike metal braces, there aren’t any wires or uncomfortable metal brackets that can irritate your mouth, gums, or cheeks.
The invisibility factor Invisalign offers is probably the most popular feature for our teen and adult patients alike. This makes the treatment very inconspicuous, which can be a big benefit for anyone feeling self-conscious about straightening their smile. Removability is another huge plus. Aligners can be removed for short periods of time for things like weddings, senior pictures, prom, and any other special event where you’d prefer to show off nothing more than your natural smile!