Job interview? First date? Stage performance? Major presentation? Whatever you have going on, your orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to take center stage. Instead of showing up with embarrassing metal brackets on your teeth, arrive unaltered, invisibly straightening your teeth all the while. Invisalign makes it possible to live your life as you always have – just with gradually straighter teeth.
Invisalign is the under-the-radar orthodontic treatment that more and more people are opting for over metal braces, precisely because Invisalign uses removable, clear aligners to shift teeth into their proper position. Sound like a hassle to have to wear something on your teeth for at least 20 hours a day? It’s not! Think about it: With metal braces, you have brackets and wires on your teeth 24-7 for at least a year. No matter what major events you have coming up, you’ll be wearing braces. Invisalign, however, gives you freedom.
Here are four more reasons why Invisalign is the right choice for people who want straight teeth, but don’t want braces getting in the way of their daily life:
1. Invisalign is convenient.
It’s essential to wear your Invisalign aligners for the majority of every day and while you sleep. The point is to align your teeth, of course, so you have to be diligent about the treatment plan your dentist has laid out for you if you want to see results. You can remove the aligners for a brief period of time when you need to… but the good news is that you don’t have to remove the aligners. Invisalign is so thin that people won’t notice there’s anything on your teeth unless you draw attention to it yourself.
2. Invisalign is comfortable.
Brackets and wires on your teeth are bound to cause some lip, tongue, gum, and cheek injuries. Avoid painful scrapes and jabs with Invisalign. The aligners are smooth and there are no protruding elements or sharp spots that can damage the skin of your mouth, inside or outside.
3. Invisalign won’t affect your speech.
No matter what type of orthodontia you opt for, there will naturally be an adjustment period as you and your mouth adapt to the change. But you will get used to Invisalign more quickly than you think. And the aligners fit so snugly to your teeth that they won’t affect your speech. Whether you have to argue a case, teach a class, give a speech, or present a product, Invisalign won’t interrupt.
4. Eat whatever you like when you wear Invisalign.
One of biggest complaints from wearers of metal braces is the limitations on a person’s diet. You can’t eat chewy foods or super crunchy foods. No popcorn or pizza crust or chewing gum. But with Invisalign, you remove the aligners for every meal. So you can eat whatever you want without worrying that you’re compromising the integrity of your orthodontia. (Just remember to brush or at least rinse with water before you pop your aligner back in after a meal!)
If you’re already feeling self-conscious about having braces before you even get any, then seriously consider Invisalign. It’s a tooth-alignment solution for teens and adults. Make an appointment with Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell, a certified Invisalign provider at Red Bank Dentistry, and find out whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.