5 Reasons Why Invisalign Is Still So Popular in 2019

Since the late 1990s when Invisalign first came on the orthodontic scene, these Invisalign, clear plastic aligners have grown in popularity as an alternative to the traditional metal braces. Teenagers and adults alike are preferring this more invisible type of treatment.

Here are 5 reasons why Invisalign is still so popular in 2019.

1. Effective for Most Teeth Alignment Issues

Invisalign clear braces can solve most teeth alignment issues, including everything from a few crooked or protruding teeth to more serious problems like malocclusion, overbite or underbite. And now elastics can be added to Invisalign aligners to help solve even more serious dental problems.

The most common problems Invisalign braces are used to treat include gapped teeth, an overbite which occurs when the upper teeth protrude out over the lower teeth, underbite which is when the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth and an open bite where the teeth are not aligned properly for a proper bite. Other treatable issues are overcrowding of teeth and a crossbite which can happen if both the upper and lower jaws are not aligned properly. All of these conditions can lead to tooth decay and loss and gum disease as well as jaw problems if not corrected.

2. Almost Invisible in Your Mouth

Because Invisalign aligners are almost invisible inside your mouth, people will really need to look inside your mouth to notice them and because you take them out every time you eat and brush your teeth you won’t have to worry about problems brushing to flossing and you never have to worry about food sticking out of your braces when you smile.

3. Comfortable to Wear

Invisalign braces however were designed with the wearer’s comfort in mind. They are easily removable when you want to eat or drink something or when you are cleaning and flossing your teeth. They are also gentler on your mouth and gums than metal braces because they exert less pressure on your teeth and gums while still being as effective.

In addition, Invisalign braces don’t include any metal or wires that could cause damage to the inside your mouth. Invisalign aligners are designed with a smooth finish so that there are no sharp edges that can cause you discomfort.

You are required to wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day in order for them to be effective. If you don’t wear them enough hours, it will only delay your treatment that much longer.

Invisalign clear braces are also easy to care for. All you have to do is brush them and rinse them with warm water to clean them. Invisalign cleaning kits are also available.

4. You Get Faster Results

When adults choose Invisalign they can cut the length of time of their treatment to about a year to year and a half. Treatment length for tweens and teens though remains comparable to treatment length for metal braces.

5. You Get an Individualized Treatment Plan

Invisalign’s innovate 3D technology means that there is less trial and error involved because everything is planned out ahead of time using special software. You will know what to expect ahead of time so you can feel confident throughout the whole process that the treatment is going as expected.

Once you start treatment, you will be given a new set of aligners to wear every 2 weeks. Each new set will move you further along in your treatment. You will also have a checkup with the orthodontist about every 6 weeks.

Ultimately, Invisalign’s advanced technology means that your braces will cause less interference in your daily life, but at the same time be powerful enough to give you that beautiful smile. Not everyone is born with a beautiful smile, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer in silence. Do something positive for yourself by making the first step to improving your smile.

No matter which type of treatment you choose, the most important thing is to not ignore your oral health. Crooked or misaligned teeth can affect your oral hygiene. Food can more easily become stuck between crooked teeth and it can be harder to get the toothbrush into those tight spaces in your mouth. Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease and tooth loss so if you have crooked teeth or other alignment issues, it is so much more than just an aesthetic problem.

Don’t wait any longer. Schedule an initial consultation with us. Here at Orthodontics Limited, we are a Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider which means that we are experts in the Invisalign technology and work with it every day so you won’t have any Invisalign pain. We are also board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics which shows our commitment to orthodontic excellence.

For more information on why Invisalign is so popular and how we at Orthodontics Limited can help you get Invisalign Philadelphia, give us a call today. We have offices in Northeast Philadelphia, Horsham and Center City, Philadelphia. We also offer Invisalign Teen and Center City braces as part of our orthodontic services.