Are you embarrassed by your smile because your teeth are crooked or misaligned? If you grin and your automatic reaction is to hide it behind your hand, consider straightening your teeth and boosting your confidence with Invisalign. If you’re hesitant of teeth-straightening solutions because the first thing that pops into mind are traditional metal braces, those are a treatment of the past! Invisalign is a practically invisible and unnoticeable series of trays that gradually position your teeth for an optimal smile. Read on to determine whether this cosmetic dentistry solution is right for you.
Ditch The Mouth Full Of Metal
You missed your chance to get traditional braces in middle school, but you still crave a straighter smile. While you can’t turn back time, you can get a less-noticeable orthodontic treatment to maintain your appearance. Modern dental technology uses a practically invisible FDA-approved thermoplastic to create Invisalign aligners. You don’t have to choose between a professional image and a seamless grin anymore! Your trays are created especially to fit your mouth so you can enjoy maximum comfort all while being unnoticeable in pictures and in person.
There’s No Need To Change Your Lifestyle For A Straighter Smile
With metal braces, the first thing your orthodontist will do is give you a list of foods that you’ll have to say goodbye to because they could break your brackets. Because your Invisalign aligners are removable, you can just take them out whenever you eat and snack. Just remember to brush your teeth and clean your trays every time you do to keep them clean and clear.
With braces, one of the most difficult tasks is brushing and flossing between all the metal and wires. This can have a huge impact on your oral health. With Invisalign, you can brush and floss like normal. Keeping up with your oral health during an orthodontic treatment has never been easier. Just remember to brush, floss, and clean your trays!
Enjoy A Shorter Treatment Time
With traditional braces, you could have to wear them for up to 2 years. For Invisalign treatment, the average time is 12-14 months. When you visit your dentist for your consultation, they’ll create a customized plan for you to get your desired smile. Depending on how severe your misalignment is, this time frame could vary. Additionally, make sure to wear your trays for 20-22 hours each day to notice fast results and stay on schedule!
Another great benefit of Invisalign treatment is that you won’t have to check in with your dentist as often. If your dentist sends each new series of aligners to you, you’ll only have to visit them once every 6 weeks. Even if you don’t have them sent to your house, every 2 weeks you’ll have a short visit to your dentist to discuss your progress and collect your new set of trays, that’s it!
You don’t have to give up your lifestyle for a straighter smile thanks to recent dental advancements. If Invisalign sounds like the solution for you, start your journey by scheduling a consultation with your dentist!
About the Author
Dr. Larry Young has been providing patients with high-quality dental treatment since 1973. With decades of experience and knowledge under his belt, he makes his patients feel well taken care of! He was recently recognized as one of the “Top 100 Dentists” in Jacksonville Magazine. To start your journey towards a straighter smile, visit his website or contact 904-731-9833.