Invisalign offers clear, virtually invisible plastic aligners. They are a great option if you wish to straighten your teeth gradually and discreetly. Invisalign are also the best alternative if you want to avoid using the unattractive and uncomfortable metal braces to get the same outcome. Invisalign popularity has significantly grown over the last few years as more adults, teenagers, and even the children are picking them over other types of braces. Some of the benefits are obvious (such as invisibility), but there are several other advantages that you might not be aware of yet. Below are 5 reasons why you should consider choosing Invisalign.
Enhance Your Smile Unnoticeably
Discretion is essential, especially to adults and a good percentage of teenagers when it comes to teeth alignment or correcting smiles. One of the main reasons why Invisalign is a prevalent form of orthodontic treatment is because of how they are exceptionally unnoticeable and equally effective in changing or improving smiles. Traditional braces are often very obvious, and the users tend to have a feeling of self-conscious, which can also affect or lower their self-esteem.
You don’t have to be embarrassed when seeking to improve oral health and orthodontic treatment, but Invisalign is always very appealing. Even though they are invisible most of the time, they are not usually 100% invisible, but the other person will have to look very closely to see your clear plastic aligners.
Useful For Most Teeth Alignment Issues
Invisalign braces can solve most issues associated with teeth alignment. Some of them include few protruding or crooked teeth to severe problems such as overbite, underbite, open bite, or malocclusion. Dentists and orthodontists have even found a way to add elastics to the Invisalign to solve more serious dental issues.
Invisalign is also used to treat some of the common dental issues. They include gapped teeth, underbite, which is the protrusion of lower teeth past the upper teeth, overbite, which is the protrusion of upper teeth over the lower teeth and open bite, which is poor alignment of the teeth for a proper bite. Other treatments through Invisalign are a crossbite, which happens when both upper and lower jaws are not properly aligned as well as the overcrowding of teeth. These conditions can result in tooth loss, decay, jaw problems, and gum diseases if they are not corrected.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign was designed with the user’s comfort and convenience in mind. They are comfortable to wear and remove if you want to drink or eat or clean or floss, or you want to avoid wearing them for a few minutes to give a speech. They are also gentler on your gums and mouth than the traditional metal braces because less pressure is exerted, and their effectiveness is still maintained.
Additionally, no wires or metal can cause damage inside the mouth. Their designs have smooth finishing with no sharp edges to ensure it does not cause any discomfort. However, it is recommended that Invisalign is worn for at least 22 to 20 hours in one day to make the treatment as useful as possible. Failing to wear them for enough hours will only cause a delay when treating your dental issue. Invisalign cleaning kits are available and easy to use; you need to brush and rinse them using warm water.
Potential Faster Treatment Time
Another great benefit of using Invisalign aligners is that you can treat or straighten your dental issue faster than expected. Normally, Invisalign is worn for two weeks before a new aligner is received. However, you can decide with your dentist or orthodontic to replace them weekly, which translates to straightening your teeth roughly twice faster.
On average, Invisalign aligners’ treatment takes 12 to 18 months (when replaced after every two weeks). Severe dental issues will need a more extended period to treat. If you require mild teeth straightening, you should opt to replace the aligners weekly; the treatment will potentially take three to eight months.
Worry-Free Tooth Discoloration
Thanks to the easy maintenance of oral hygiene, you don’t need to worry about discoloring your teeth. With traditional braces, the risk of discoloration is higher, especially the development of WSLs (or White Spot Lesions). WSLs are caused as a result of prolonged plaque buildup on the teeth’s surface. White Spot Lesions can also develop even without the traditional wire or metal braces.
With traditional braces fixed in place, brushing and flossing are difficult, making it simple for plaque to accumulate and WSLs to develop. Maintaining perfect oral hygiene is easier if you are treating your dental problems using the Invisalign. You will need to remove the Invisalign to brush and floss and also achieve thorough oral hygiene. Also, you can easily spot issues such as discoloration, yellowing, and plaque buildup when using Invisalign and address them with your dentist or orthodontist quickly.
If you have Invisalign attachments, you need to clean your teeth thoroughly to avoid any plaque buildup. For example, be sure to remove your aligners before eating. Also, brush your teeth before reinserting them.
Invisalign has been successfully used for over 20 years in treating misaligned teeth. It’s never too late to seek treatment. Additionally, Invisalign is used by people of all ages. The first step is to contact any of our many locations today. Simply click below to schedule your appointment today.