Benefits of Invisalign
If you’ve thought about straightening your teeth anytime within the past decade, you’ve likely heard of Invisalign as an option. Contrary to traditional wires and brackets, the Invisalign system involves wearing a thin set of plastic, transparent aligners in your mouth.
The aligners are pre-fabricated to gently align your teeth as you wear each set typically for 1 to 2 weeks each. The aligners are custom made to enhance your unique smile for beautiful results. This is just one of the reasons that Invisalign is one of the most popular cosmetic orthodontic treatments today. It is offered in 45 countries and to more than 2.5 million patients worldwide. Dr. Christina Sutherland Pepper and the team at Charlotte Advanced Orthodontics are proud to improve the smile of their patients with Invisalign.
The Invisalign Experience
Just like braces and other clear aligners, Invisalign takes a little getting used to. For a day or two after you receive your aligners, you may feel funny speaking. However, many find this alternative orthodontic choice easy to get used, less invasive, and more comfortable overall. The best part? If you need to give a presentation or speech, you can easily remove your clear aligners and replace them when you are finished.
Here are our favorite benefits of the Invisalign orthodontic system.
1. Invisalign corrects a variety of smile imperfections.
Given that you wear your invisible aligners for the recommended minimum of 20-22 hours a day, the Invisalign treatment system can be just as effective as traditional braces.
The Invisalign system is designed to address an array of mild to moderate cosmetic and functional orthodontic issues, including:
- Spacing between teeth
- Misaligned bite
If you have a more severe orthodontic condition, Dr. Pepper may make a recommendation for traditional metal or porcelain braces. However, most patients are great candidates for Invisalign treatment.
2. Invisalign is transparent and subtle, others will barely notice you’re wearing them.
Many people want to straighten their teeth, but worry about how noticeable conventional metal wires and braces can be. Invisalign provides clear, thin, plastic aligners designed to fit over your teeth discreetly. Your colleagues, family, and friends will barely notice that you are having orthodontic treatment.
3. Invisalign braces don’t have any food restrictions.
Invisalign aligners can simply and easily be removed when you eat and drink. This means that you don’t have to endure any of the same types of food restrictions that are association with traditional braces. You are free to enjoy candies, popcorn, and other types of forbidden foods at your leisure. Of course, don’t forget to brush your teeth after you consume anything starchy, acidic, or sugary!
4. Invisalign makes oral hygiene a breeze.
If you or someone you know has ever had conventional braces, you know just how difficult cleaning around all that hardware can be. Special tools are often required to effectively scrub between the wires and brackets. If debris or plaque is left behind during this process, your oral health could be in jeopardy. Invisalign, on the other hand, means oral hygiene is a breeze. Simply remove your plastic aligners to thoroughly floss, brush, and use mouthwash. Cleaning the aligners themselves is very simple too. You can purchase cleaning kits designed for disinfecting your aligners, or you can brush and rinse with warm water instead.
The Invisalign system also lets Dr. Pepper and our hygienists at Charlotte Advanced Orthodontics easily access your gums and teeth during biannual professional cleanings and examinations.
5. Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional orthodontic approaches.
Although conventional wires and brackets are an effective way to straighten your teeth, they can be rather uncomfortable to wear. Wires and brackets can stick out and scratch the inside of your mouth or irritate the gums. Because Invisalign aligners are crafted from a lightweight plastic that is custom-fit to each individual’s teeth, many of our patients find Invisalign aligners to be much more comfortable and convenient to wear.
6. Invisalign treatment times are short.
On average, adults treated with the Invisalign system achieve their desired results in a slightly shorter time than conventional wires and braces. Depending on your unique situation, your treatment time could be shorter or longer. But no matter what your case may be, Dr. Pepper will help you experience a more aesthetic and healthier smile in an efficient timeline.
7. Invisalign is the perfect choice for sports and active lifestyles.
Traditional metal braces, although effective at straightening and aligning teeth, aren’t for everyone. Those that live a more physical or active lifestyle may find metal braces to be difficult to maintain. They can also present certain challenges for those involved in contact sports or hobbies. Potentially dangerous situations can occur if you obtain an impact to the face with metal braces.
The Invisalign system is made perfectly for your teeth, meaning there are no uncomfortable or protruding wires and brackets that could cause potential danger for active lifestyles. Plus, they can easily be removed and put back in your mouth to ensure zero risk of damage during certain activities.
8. Invisalign aligners are the stylish new way to correct teeth imperfections.
Invisalign’s invisibility factor is one of most popular features for adult and teen patients alike. This means that treatment is highly non-invasive. This can be a huge benefit for anyone that feels self-conscious about straightening their smile. Not only are Invisalign aligners inconspicuous when you are wearing them, they can also be removed for short periods of time for important events such as prom, senior pictures, weddings, interviews, and other special events where you simply want to show off your natural smile.
Invisalign is your secret weapon to a beautiful smile you can feel confident about. Not only does the Invisalign system move your teeth just as effectively as conventional braces, they also allow adult and teen patients to carry on with their normal lives. Invisalign aligners are invisible, comfortable, and removable, it is no wonder that this alternative orthodontic treatment is growing on a yearly basis.
If you or someone you know is interested in the Invisalign system or their alternative, metal braces, call our experts at Charlotte Advanced Orthodontics in Port Charlotte, Flordia to learn more today.