The power of a smile can help you feel more confident at any age. But is your fear of braces holding you back? It may be time to reconsider.
Many people are under the assumption that braces are displeasing and embarrassing, but thanks to clear, aesthetic aligners, you can show off your smile instead of metal brackets and wires. A common frustration amongst patients is that they believe they missed their opportunity to correct their smile – but if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, it’s never too late.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a treatment plan consisting of a series of custom-made clear aligners that apply gentle pressure to the teeth to shift them into proper alignment. The treatment is simple, comfortable, and discreet for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic needs.
First, you’ll meet with your orthodontist to map out a custom treatment plan just for you. Using advanced technologies, a 3D digital scan of your teeth, along with a series of photographs and diagnostic digital X-rays, will guide your orthodontist to provide personalized treatment plan options. From the scans and 3D images, custom-fit aligners will be specifically designed for you.
Invisalign clear aligner trays are made with smooth, medical-grade plastics that are comfortable to wear after the initial transition period. Invisalign is required to be worn for at least 22 hours a day and trays are typically changed every two weeks to achieve optimal results. Invisalign is also very easy to use, making patient compliance easier than ever.
So, what are the benefits of undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign?
Straighter & Healthier Teeth
Misaligned teeth are a common dental issue, but the benefits of having straight teeth go far beyond cosmetics. Simply put, straight teeth are healthy teeth. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, reducing the chances of tooth decay and gum disease. Crowded teeth may make brushing and flossing more challenging with the risk of missing food particles and bacteria. Though results of using Invisalign will vary depending on the individual treatment plan, as long as you’re compliant, you can expect to see results in as little as six weeks.
Improved Oral Hygiene
A major benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. This allows you to continue living your life with minimal restrictions. That being said, it’s still extremely important to stay on top of your oral hygiene routine. After removing your aligners to eat or drink anything but water, you must get into the habit of immediately brushing and flossing your teeth. Bacteria and food particles can become trapped in your teeth and trays, which can eventually lead to tooth decay and cavities. With Invisalign, your oral care routine will become more diligent – and your dentist will be proud.
Increased Comfort Level
Unlike traditional metal braces, there is no need for tightening and adjustment appointments, but you will be required to visit your orthodontist every six to eight weeks to track your progress and pick up your new sets of aligners. Since the aligners are made from smooth plastic and are custom fit to hug your teeth, they can be quite comfortable. You will experience some discomfort in the transition period, whether it’s your first set of trays or when changing to a new set, but with time, you will hardly notice you’re wearing them. And thanks to the transparent plastic, no one else will notice them either!
Many studies have proven that confident smiles have a direct impact on your self-confidence and self-esteem. However, having an imperfect smile can cause unwelcome anxieties and stress. If you are taking the necessary steps to correct your smile, it’s important to be patient, compliant, and most importantly, excited about the opportunity to not only improve your smile but your overall health and happiness.
Over ten million people have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles as it’s the most advanced treatment clear aligner system available on the market. With Invisalign, you have the opportunity to watch your smile transform. Get ready to achieve lasting results because you’ll want to keep smiling every single day.