Let’s Get One Thing Straight.
You’re having an internal struggle. You want that perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of having, but you also don’t want to walk around with metal on your teeth for the next year or two. The thought of giving business presentations, going to client luncheons and meeting new people with clunky braces on your teeth just doesn’t sound appealing to you. So now what? Do you bite the bullet and get the metal braces, or do you give up on your dreams of having the perfect smile? We have news for you. We don’t think you should ever give up on dreams of a flawless smile, so we’ve got the perfect alternative: Invisalign.
So, how exactly does Invisalign work?
Well, it’s a series of invisible plastic aligners that are custom made just for your mouth. Every two weeks or so, you’ll get a brand new set of aligners to continually and gradually shift your teeth into perfect alignment. You don’t have to worry about going into your orthodontist to get wires tightened, or brackets fixed, you just pop your new set in at home.
With traditional braces, not only do you have metal brackets on your teeth, but you can also experience some minor aches and pains. Invisalign is made of a comfortable plastic material that’s less likely to irritate your mouth than metal braces are. So, say goodbye to the orthodontic wax and mouth sores, because with Invisalign, you won’t have any of these problems.
To help protect the metal brackets from breaking on traditional braces, your orthodontist will suggest staying away from foods like popcorn, nuts, corn on the cob, carrots, various candies, and more. With Invisalign, the foods you eat or don’t eat are up to you. You can remove your aligners whenever you want to enjoy a meal and you pop them back in right after you’re finished.
Not only does Invisalign give you the freedom to enjoy any foods you want, it also gives you back some free time. With regular braces, orthodontist visits are more frequent (especially if you break a bracket or wire). Invisalign only requires you to go into your orthodontist office every four to six weeks.
Regular braces also makes taking care of your teeth more difficult. With metal brackets and brace wires, brushing and flossing becomes more difficult. In some cases there can be plaque buildup, tooth decay and discoloring of teeth. Invisalign alleviates all of those issues as well. Like we said before, the aligners are removable, so you can still practice your excellent periodontal health.
Is Invisalign right for you?
Although Invisalign has a lot of perks over traditional braces, there are some things you should take into account before deciding to get them. Because Invisalign aligners aren’t glued on your teeth, and taking them out is at your discretion, you need to have the discipline to keep them in when you’re not eating or brushing your teeth. If not, your flawless smile won’t appear as fast as it should.
Every smile is different, and some may require traditional braces because of more complex dental needs. Whatever option you and your orthodontist decide is best for you, just remember to be optimistic and follow your doctors’ orders so you can expedite the process to get the smile you deserve as quickly as possible.