If you’ve been prescribed braces by your dentist, your next question should be about Invisalign. Invisalign is the discreet and low-maintenance alternative to braces that can have a profound positive effect on your oral health without all the hassle of braces.
If you’re on the fence, there’s some great reasons to spring for Invisalign from comfort to ease to the lack of disruption in your daily routine.
Invisalign is hugely popular among adults who want to make up for a lack of braces in their teen years by realigning their teeth without unsightly braces and all the maintenance that comes with them.
Below are five reasons you should get Invisalign.
While metal braces, no matter what you do to disguise them, are obvious, Invisalign is, by design, almost undetectable. Invisalign utilizes a clear plastic aligner that quietly sits over your teeth and will be imperceptible to virtually everyone in your daily life. So if you want to straighten your teeth but don’t want to risk others looking at unsightly braces, this is your answer.
Metal braces are uncomfortable. They can scratch against the soft tissue of your mouth and can often feel uncomfortable on the teeth themselves. But Invisalign is different. It doesn’t rub against your cheeks or gums, it doesn’t squeeze on your mouth the braces do, and you don’t need to undergo adjustments and tightening that can cause further pain and discomfort in your mouth.
Less Back and Forth
With Invisalign, you won’t be constantly going to the dentist for checkups. Traditional braces generally come with monthly trips to the dentist to check your progress and adjust your braces. Users of Invisalign replace their aligners themselves every two weeks by simply taking out the old one and putting in the new one.
You Can Eat Whatever
Famously, braces prevent you from eating a lot of your favorite foods. One of the big draws of Invisalign is they allow you to eat whatever you want. You continue about your day and your meals and beverages like normal without worrying about needing to thoroughly scrub braces or getting a talking to from your dentist.
Improved Oral Health
Ultimately, Invisalign gives you improved oral health and it does so with little discomfort or changes to your daily routine. Your teeth align during the day, you remove the aligner for brushing and flossing, and keep your teeth clean while they move into the correct place. It’s easy and incredibly beneficial.
What would make me ineligible for Invisalign?
Virtually everyone can use Invisalign but there are a couple exceptions. If you’re a smoker and are unwilling to stop during treatment, you won’t be approved for Invisalign as the smoke interacts with the aligners and can stain them.
Do Invisalign aligners change my teeth color?
You may notice your aligners start to have a yellow or stained hue to them. That’s normal and has no effect on your teeth. So talk to your dentist about getting Invisalign to get your teeth looking the way you always dreamed they would.
Questions on if Invisalign is right for you? Contact our Commerce Twp dental office. Dr. Sedki has over 20 years’ experience and uses the latest techniques and procedures in cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign. He will answer all your questions and help determine what dental treatment is right for you and your smile.
Our services at Sedki Dentistry include dental treatments, children’s dentistry, gum rejuvenation and much more so you can achieve and maintain the smile of your dreams. Call today for a Free dental consult and see why our dental clinic has the experience to improve your smile!