2 Important Advantages Of Invisalign [BLOG]
People with crooked, crowded teeth and small gaps in their smiles, especially adults, probably feel too limited in treatment options to do anything about it.
That’s not the case at Patrick Stuckey, DDS!
When you come to our Ruston, LA dental practice to straighten your teeth and close gaps in your smile, you have the advantage of Invisalign , a fast, comfortable, discreet alternative to traditional metal braces!
2 Important Advantages Of Invisalign
Invisalign relies on a series of custom aligners to move your teeth into position. Every two weeks, you switch to the next aligners in your treatment series, which will shift teeth more gently than wires.
Since you take them out briefly, as needed, they also give you more control over your life than you’d have with regular braces.
Invisalign, as you might guess, is nearly invisible, since the aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic that fit inconspicuously over your teeth.
Here are two more important advantages of Invisalign treatment!
*It’s Treatment That Allows Easier, Better Oral Care*
Unlike traditional braces, nothing is bonded to your teeth with Invisalign.
The aligners are removable, which means you don’t have to change a single thing about your diet or your oral hygiene routine. No special tools are needed to help you weave your dental floss under and around brackets and wires. No extra time is required to brush your teeth or dislodge food that gets tangled in your braces. And no modifications or restrictions to what you eat are necessary to protect your aligners since you take them out for meals.
This is a huge advantage patients have when they opt for Invisalign to straighten their teeth. You can more easily maintain the diet and oral care routine you’re used to, and better preserve your oral and overall health throughout your treatment.
*It’s Treatment That Empowers Patients*
When you wear standard braces, you’re sort of bound by those brackets and wires for the duration of treatment.
So for roughly two years, 24 hours a day, you’re at the mercy of your braces regarding what you can and can’t eat, how easy or difficult they are to clean and floss around, and how you look while wearing them.
With Invisalign, patients are more empowered than ever before.
You wear the clear aligners for about 22 hours per day, so you have more flexibility built-in to the treatment.
You’re able to take out the aligners for special events like weddings, parties, and holiday gatherings. You can look more professional at work while interacting with associates, colleagues, supervisors, and prospective clients. You can feel more confident while socializing or going out on dates.
And as we’ve already mentioned, you take the aligners out to eat and to brush and floss, but you’re also able to protect your tooth enamel and soft tissues inside your mouth from otherwise hard metal brackets and wires that are uncomfortable for people with certain teeth or gum sensitivities.
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Traditional braces work, and that’s why they’re still a widely-chosen orthodontic treatment.
But in modern orthodontics, Invisalign offers an alternative that can give you the same visual results that braces can but with its own unique advantages that affect your oral health, lifestyle, and appearance.