Maybe you grew up with braces, but they didn’t quite fix your alignment issues. Or maybe you never had braces when you were younger, and you’ve never really been all that happy with your teeth.
There are plenty of situations when an adult might want straighter teeth. Crooked teeth can cause one to feel self-conscious. But many don’t have them fixed because they’re even more self-conscious about braces. Having braces as an adult is not exactly a choice most people would make willingly.
But fortunately, adults can have straighter teeth without having to resort to having braces installed. And while having braces shouldn’t be viewed as embarrassing, having another option is definitely an advantage for adults.
If you want to straighten your teeth without braces, you can do so with Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an aligner that is custom-made for your teeth. Every two weeks for six to eighteen months, this aligner is changed, gradually straightening your teeth to align them into a beautiful smile.
Yes, your teeth are probably more firmly rooted into place than they were when you were an adolescent. But they can still be aligned, and Invisalign offers plenty of advantages over standard braces.
- You won’t be able to see them.
If self-consciousness is your issue, then Invisalign is going to be the best option for you. There’s no way getting around it: a mouth full of braces is noticeable. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but if you don’t want it to be a public affair, then Invisalign is going to give you a more discreet method of straightening your teeth.How discreet? In most cases, nobody will notice that you are wearing them unless you point it out to them.
There will be a little extra bulk in your mouth that will be noticeable for the first couple days. But once you adjust and get used to them, you won’t notice they’re there, either.
- Invisalign is much more convenient!
With a mouth full of brackets and wires, maintenance is always an issue with braces. Keeping them clean is an undertaking all on its own.Yes, you should still brush your teeth after you eat, and before you put your Invisalign aligners back in. But doing so is a much simpler affair than with braces.
Here’s how it works with Invisalign: pop them out and put them away. Then eat your meal and enjoy. When you’re done, you brush your teeth, and then pop them back in.
It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
- No more food worries.
When many people think of having braces, the first thing that comes to mind is the struggle with keeping braces clean. We all know people who had braces and couldn’t eat simple things like popcorn. Little bits of food would get stuck in every nook and cranny of a set of braces, making them almost impossible to keep clean. Those brackets and wire have enough sharp edges to catch all sorts of food.With Invisalign, this problem is all but eliminated entirely. Because you can remove them to eat a meal, you can eat whatever you want, and then pop them back in when you’re done. Food doesn’t have to come anywhere near your aligners, and that makes it dead simple to keep clean.
- Invisalign is much more comfortable.
The very nature of straightening your teeth implies a certain amount of discomfort. So when you do it using metal brackets and wires, you’re introducing a lot more potential for pain and discomfort.Mouth sores and related issues are common with those who wear braces. The edges of the brackets and the wires of braces can irritate the inside of your mouth.
And of course, the braces are a fairly aggressive way to straighten your teeth to begin with.
Invisalign aligners, by contrast, straighten your teeth more gradually. And the adjustment period is much shorter. Plus, the aligners are smoother, with no sharp edges or brackets. All of these factors work together to provide a more comfortable experience for you.
If you’re a busy parent or a professional who needs to stay focused in the workplace, comfort is a massive benefit that you need to consider. A break in concentration or being distracted by your braces is a game-changer, and one that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice.
- It’s more effective than you think.
While many associate braces with the harsh-looking brackets and wires, and they think of exceptionally-crooked teeth, they also have the reputation for being very effective. It’s true: even in many extreme cases, braces usually work well.Invisalign, by contrast, is seen as a “gentler” form of straightening, and therefore ineffective for serious cases. This is far from the truth.
Working with the right orthodontist, you can use Invisalign for moderate-to-severe alignment issues. The key is in developing an effective treatment program, and that’s something that your orthodontist can do with you.
- Spend less time in the orthodontist’s chair.
Not only do you need to have your braces adjusted, but they often develop problems as you wear them.Brackets and wires can break. Sometimes, they are even bumped out of alignment. And any time something goes wrong, you need to make an appointment to have them fixed. Emergency visits are not uncommon for those wearing braces.
But with Invisalign aligners, emergency visits are rare. Very little can “go wrong” with them, and a new set of aligners is used every two weeks. This means you’ll have less “surprises” with your aligners as they straighten your teeth.
The most important thing to remember is that it’s never too late to consider straightening your teeth. Even if you absolutely cannot risk altering your appearance, Invisalign gives you a safe, convenient, and comfortable option that won’t distract and will help you have a straighter smile.
You’ll have more confidence, less stress, and will connect better with the people around you. All you have to do is try using Invisalign to straighten your teeth today. Call XXXXXXXX to learn more, and to schedule your consultation.