Why we love Invisalign (And you should too)
Those crooked front teeth have been the bane of your existence for a long while, but the thought of getting braces just want to make you cry though, right? A mouth full of metal may seem worse than a couple of crooked teeth, but lucky for you, braces are not the only way to correct the positioning of your teeth. Invisalign clear braces are a great alternative to the standard metal ones, especially for adults who don’t want to find themselves transported back to the eight grade again.
If you are saying to yourself, why go through the hassle and expense at all. It is purely cosmetic, right? Well actually no. Crooked or misaligned teeth also 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. Who wants that, right?
Invisalign clear braces are an effective solution for a myriad of teeth alignment problems, everything from a few crooked or protruding teeth to more serious problems like malocclusion, overbite or underbite. Elastics can now be used with Invisalign aligners making it even easier to solve 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.
Here are some of the top reasons we love invisalign in Philadelphia and think that you should too:
More aesthetically pleasing
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign clear braces are almost invisible inside your mouth. People will really need to look inside your mouth to notice them compared to the blaring glare of metal that comes with more conventional braces. Another plus is that with Invisalign you are less likely to worry about food getting stuck in your braces. Who wants to worry about that every time you smile?
Easy to remove on your own
With the metal braces, once the orthodontist places them on your teeth, there they must remain until he or she removes them when treatment is finished. Invisalign braces however were designed with the wearer’s comfort in mind. With these braces, you can remove them on your own for short periods of time, like for instance, if it makes it easier to eat or drink something or when you are cleaning and flossing your teeth. With Invisalign there are no barriers to getting a proper clean. Remember though that the longer you go without wearing them, the longer the teeth straightening process will take so only remove them when absolutely necessary. It is recommended that you wear them at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
Gentler on your mouth and gums
Invisalign braces don’t include any metal or wires that could cause damage to the inside your mouth. The clear braces are designed with a smooth finish so that they are no sharp edges that can cause you discomfort. Also metal braces have been known to accelerate teeth decay because of the enormous amount of pressure put on the teeth. With Invisalign, you still get the desired results but in a way that is gentler on your teeth. There are also no restrictions on what food you can eat like with metal braces.
Probably one of the best things about choosing Invisalign is that even though it is a gentler process than conventional metal braces, it doesn’t take as long to do the same work. While you could wear metal braces for 3 years or more, you typically only have to wear the Invisalign braces from a year to a year and a half.
A computerized treatment plan
When you choose Invisalign braces, there is less trial and error involved because everything is planned out ahead of time using special software. This means you will know what to expect ahead of time and there will be little room for guesswork. You will be able to feel confident throughout the whole process that the treatment is going as expected. This is especially important if you have a big event coming up that you want the braces to be off by.
Typically 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. You should be able to see progress at every stage of the treatment.
Overall, Invisalign clear braces has some clear advantages. Your braces will be less visible and more comfortable to wear and you will see results a lot quicker. The care of your Invisalign clear braces is also a lot easier. All you have to do is brush them and rinse them with warm water to clean them. Invisalign cleaning kits are also available.
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. You don’t have to be born with a beautiful smile. Make your own positive change. It is time to stop being embarrassed about your teeth and how they look when you smile, and do something good for yourself for a change. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and confident. You will be surprised at how improving your smile can make such a big difference in your life. Don’t wait. Schedule a consultation with an orthodontist to learn more about Invisalign in Philadelphia.