Invisalign are custom-made clear aligners that straighten teeth over time without the use of visible metal braces.
The benefits of having straight teeth are innumerable. Aside from the positive psychological effects, having a straight bite also prevents some nasty health problems. An improper bite (a malocclusion) can cause headaches, muscle pain, tooth loss, and others. Clear teeth also help in relieving discomforts having malocclusion can cause clicking in your teeth and uncomfortable chewing mechanisms.
Thanks to modern technology, you don’t have to get traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, no one needs to know that you’re undergoing treatment.
Invisalign is a treatment plan of different aligners that gradually straighten your teeth over time. As your teeth move into where they’re supposed to be, you change to a new aligner without impeding your lifestyle or causing any shocking differences.
These are five amazing reasons why you should consider using Invisalign.
THEY’RE PRACTICALLY INVISIBLE
Invisalign clear aligners are just that; clear. You can gradually undergo treatment without anyone knowing that you’re doing it.
When you put in your first aligner, your mouth will feel a little strange. There will be a notable bulkiness in your mouth until you get used to it (the discomfort fades after a few days). After an adjustment period, you will be able to forget that aligners are in your mouth. They are discrete and near-invisible so you don’t ever have to feel self-conscious about your treatment.
THEY ARE CONVENIENT
With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about what you’re putting into your mouth. You don’t have to worry about spoiling them or having to clean them out later. You can eat whatever you want, whenever you want it. This is because the aligners are easily removable, wherever you are. You can simply pop them out, eat, brush your teeth and slip them back in!
Invisalign doesn’t need a lot of maintenance and care; you can get a new one every few weeks so you don’t have to worry about discoloration or breakdowns.
If you accidentally lose your aligner, you don’t have to worry about a thing! You can simply notify your orthodontist and a new one will be ordered for you (sometimes with a small lab fee). It’s just convenient all around with Invisalign!
While the specific treatment timelines for Invisalign vary based on the specific needs and degree of the problem from person to person, the average treatment time is one year. Usually, you’ll receive an estimated timeline after your teeth are examined.
Invisalign treatments work better and faster if you diligently leave the aligners on for twenty to twenty-two (20-22) hours each day. Doing this means there’s a chance that you’ll get results in about half your estimated time!
FEWER FOLLOW-UP VISITS
Unlike traditional braces which need regular visits to the orthodontist for bracket adjustments, Invisalign doesn’t require many follow-up adjustments made to them.
With Invisalign, you simply gradually move up to each model every week or so until you’ve reached the desired results. This doesn’t mean that visits to the orthodontist are eliminated. You’ll still need to go for check-ups once in a while to make sure the treatment is going according to schedule. These few visits you need to fit in here and there are still a lot better than having to go regularly each month.
IT’S EASY TO CLEAN
The Invisalign aligners are removable trays that can be popped off anytime at your convenience.
You will be able to eat anything you want without having anything stuck in them. Afterward, you have to thoroughly brush your teeth before putting them back in.
Before you go to bed, you will be able to floss your teeth properly to prevent tooth decay or other dental health complications usually associated with metal braces.
Other reasons why you should consider getting Invisalign are:
- They are cause you less discomfort.
- They are cost-effective.
- They protect your teeth.
- The molds aren’t unpleasant.
Over four million patients have given success stories after the use of Invisalign. However, keep in mind that the procedure doesn’t work for every case. Sometimes, it is best to wear a retainer during and after the process. If your teeth start to shift again after the treatment is complete, you might need to temporarily use aligners again to reposition them.
All in all, Invisalign aligners are convenient, easy to use, and simple enough that you should consider them. Consult with your orthodontist to determine the perfect treatment plan for you.