Invisalign treatment is typically shorter as an orthodontic treatment than traditional metal braces. However, the last day that you wear your Invisalign aligners is not the final day that you will have hardware on your teeth. Retainers are your present and future – and that’s a good thing.
One of the biggest perks of Invisalign is that it straightens your teeth without restricting your diet. Unlike traditional braces-wearers, your invisible aligners are removable, so you are able to eat whatever foods you want without worrying about lettuce getting stuck in your brackets, a pizza crust tearing a wire out of place, or chocolate cake nesting in between all the metalware. There are some eating habits, however, that you will want to avoid while wearing Invisalign so that your treatment goes as planned, and so your aligners don’t end up becoming discolored. For some people, these vices can be hard to break. The benefits, though, are well worth the effort. Ultimately, you will have a beautifully aligned smile that wasn’t compromised by your need for a snack or a certain kind of beverage.