7 Reasons to Get Invisalign Braces in 2019

Published by Dr. Charles Gemmi

A Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Charles Gemmi has been a practicing orthodontist with Orthodontics Limited since 2000 and is a member of the teaching staff at Einstein Medical Center. Orthodontics Limited is a Diamond+ Provider of Invisalign in Philadelphia and Hatboro, PA.

Let 2019 be the year of you, where you take better care of yourself and do what makes you happy. Do you have crooked teeth that embarrass you and make you hide your smile?

You can have that beautiful smile you have always dreamed about in a shorter amount of time than you might realize when you choose Invisalign aligners.

Invisalign aligners are made of a clear plastic not metal like braces and can be easily removed to eat and drink and brush your teeth. The metal brackets and wires used in braces, however, remain in your mouth permanently until the orthodontist removes them.

Unlike traditional braces which are a combination of metal brackets and wires that you wear for the duration of your treatment. With Invisalign, only certain teeth will be moved at a time. You will be given several sets of aligners that are custom fit to your mouth. The Invisalign aligners control not only how much force is exerted on your teeth, but also the timing of it.

Check out these 7 reasons to get Invisalign braces in 2019.

1. More Advanced Technology

The Invisalign 3D technology allows your orthodontist to create a step by step plan for your treatment so you will know what to expect every step of the way. The orthodontist will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a 3-D image of your teeth and then uses this to map the exact movement of teeth needed to straighten them out.

Once the plan is in place, your first set of aligners will be custom fit to your mouth. And then you will receive a new set every couple of weeks until the end of your treatment.

2. No Food Restrictions

Unlike with metal braces, when you wear Invisalign aligners, there are no food restrictions because you can remove the aligners when you eat. Brushing and flossing your teeth is also easier because you can remove them. The one big rule for wearing Invisalign aligners is that you need to keep them in your mouth 20 to 22 hours a day. If you don’t, you will end up delaying treatment and you won’t be done as quickly as you would like.

In order to prevent long gaps in between when you are wearing the aligners, make it a habit to brush your teeth and clean the aligners right after every meal so that you remember to put them back in right away.

3. Shorter Treatment Times

For tweens and teenagers, Invisalign typically takes as long as metal braces do, but for adults, Invisalign treatment can often be finished in as little as 12 months. And there are accelerated orthodontic treatments that you can do on top of the Invisalign aligners to speed up the process.

4. Less Pain and Discomfort

The great thing about the clear plastic that the aligners are made of is that it has a smooth surface so it will not cause any irritation to the teeth or gums like the metal wires can with braces. And while you may experience some soreness the first few days as you adjust to wearing the aligners, once your mouth adjusts you should have no problems.

Some people have a little adjustment to speaking with the aligners like they do with retainers, but again, that it is all temporary. Overall the aligners are very comfortable to wear and require little adjustments.

5. Treatment Costs Affordable

They are typically similar in price, but sometimes the metal braces are cheaper. Each person’s situation is different so make sure to weigh the pros and cons for each treatment to make the best decision for you. Most orthodontists will offer payment options to help you handle the financial aspect of orthodontic treatment.

6. Improves Your Self-Confidence

How you feel about yourself can also be changed by choosing Invisalign braces. Often crooked teeth and misaligned jaws can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance keeping you from putting yourself out there professionally and personally. By wearing Invisalign not only will you transform your smile, you won’t have to worry about unsightly metal in your mouth during treatment. And by choosing Invisalign you won’t feel self-conscious during treatment either. Most people will not even know that you have the clear plastic aligners in.

7. Treats Most Alignment Issues

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.

No matter if you choose traditional metal braces or Invisalign it is important to invest in your smile. When your teeth are crooked teeth, it very hard to get all the plaque and food stuck between your teeth. Plaque when it builds up can lead to gum disease which will lead to lost teeth at an early age. Remember that we only get one set of adult teeth so don’t condemn yourself to a lifetime of expensive and painful dental issues.
Your oral health is also linked to your overall health as well. Research has proven that tooth decay and gum disease are intricately linked with other diseases like heart disease.

Don’t wait any longer to take care of yourself properly. Here at Orthodontics Limited, we are Diamond providers of Invisalign and are dedicated to help you get the beautiful and healthy smile you have always wanted. We offer Invisalign in Center City and Invisalign in Philadelphia as well. For more information about Invisalign, call us or send us a message today.

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