The thing to do when you’re a teenager is complain about your braces. The thing to do when you’re an adult is complain about your health problems. But for Invisalign-wearers of any age, there isn’t a lot of complaining to be done. Invisalign is a straightforward orthodontic treatment, and even though it must be worn the majority of every day, the procedure still carries with it a level of freedom. People love Invisalign – for many reasons.
1. Invisalign is comfortable.
Smooth and barely noticeable, Invisalign aligners are paper thin so that they fit snugly against your teeth. This makes them work well in shifting the alignment of your mouth, but it prevents the aligners from feeling like a cumbersome addition to your mouth. Plus – ask any wearer of traditional metal braces – being able to straighten your teeth without the frequent pokes and punctures from brackets and wires is a gift.
2. You can remove Invisalign when you eat.
There are few things that can make people as cranky as being told what they can and cannot eat. When you wear Invisalign, there are no food restrictions. The aligners are removed for every meal and snack so that you can dig into whatever chewy or crunchy food you love. It’s easy to floss and brush afterward before you put your aligners back in so your teeth and aligners stay clean and your stomach stays satisfied.
3. Invisalign helps you break bad habits.
Spend far too much time every day sipping on a cup of coffee or a large cup of soda? That isn’t good for your diet and it certainly isn’t good for your teeth, which are easily stained by such habits. Plus, you’re bathing your teeth in sugars and acids all day long and saliva can only keep up for so long before cavities start settling in. Because you don’t want any unnecessary plaque or bacteria getting trapped between your Invisalign aligners and your teeth, you only want to drink water while the aligners are in your mouth. This also helps ensure that your aligners stay clean and clear so that one of the biggest perks of Invisalign – that it is practically invisible – is maintained.
4. You might lose weight while wearing Invisalign.
It is probably safe to say that the majority of the population is always looking for a way to lose a pound or two. When you’re wearing Invisalign you’ll be more likely to make smart choices about the foods you choose to eat. Snacks can be enjoyed any time of day that you like, while still maintaining the 20 to 22-hours of Invisalign wear the treatment requires. But because you already have Invisalign in, you’ll be more likely to think twice about your eating habits and whether the calories are really worth it right that second or if your appetite can wait until the next meal.
Invisalign straightens smiles in a user-friendly way, offering patients perks that traditional braces could never provide. Learn more about Invisalign and find out whether you’re a good candidate for this orthodontic treatment by making an appointment with Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell, a certified Invisalign provider at Red Bank Dentistry in Red Bank, New Jersey.