Today, about 4 million Americans are wearing braces according to the American Association of Orthodontists. That is quite a large number, and it is not because people suddenly started liking metal wires and brackets. If you have never heard of Invisalign, then you are surely in for a treat. To put it simply, they offer the best of treatment with traditional braces with none of the downsides.
A Simple Invention
Invisalign might seem like space-age technology, but it is relatively simple. Instead of using metal wires and brackets to align your teeth together, Invisalign uses clear aligners that are molded to your specific teeth. Every couple of weeks or months, depending on the schedule that is set by your orthodontist, you will get a new set of aligners that shifts ever so slightly to your desired outcome of straight teeth. When you wear the aligners, it is only possible to see that you are wearing anything at all if someone gets up close to you. Otherwise you are literally wearing a clear plastic aligner that is invisible to the people around you.
Eat and Drink Like Normal
One of the biggest benefits of using clear aligners is that you can continue to eat and drink normally. When you have traditional metal braces, your orthodontist will give you a list of foods and other items to avoid. Most of them are sticky, gummy which ends up sticking to braces or wreak havoc on your oral health. With Invisalign, you can literally remove your clear aligners to eat and drink whenever you want with no special instructions or prohibitions. In fact, you can even brush and floss your teeth before putting them back in! The freedom to do what you want, when you want (with something as simple as eating) is a huge benefit to many people who would otherwise feel restricted by eating or drinking with metal braces.
Improved, Easier Oral Hygiene with Invisalign
Another amazing benefit of Invisalign is that many patients report increased oral hygiene throughout their clear aligner treatment. This only makes sense, as you can remove your clear aligners at will and use the best toothbrushes, floss, and other oral hygiene materials available to you before putting them back in. When you have traditional metal braces, they can unfortunately get in the way of brushing and can impede having a clean-feeling mouth. Metal braces also mean you will have to adjust your flossing technique which can become quite time-consuming. Invisalign gives you the straight teeth you want while removing inconvenient oral hygiene obstacles that are a given with traditional metal braces. Clear aligners allow you to transform your smile while providing the willpower and effort that you put into making your mouth clean and fresh. It is up to you to make it great, so make sure to ask your orthodontist for tips!
Pictures? Yes Please!
When you wear clear aligners, hardly anyone can tell that you are in the process of receiving orthodontic treatment. If anything, it is completely invisible to the third-party observer that your teeth are being expertly straightened. The subtle effectiveness of Invisalign allows you to flash your improving smile with ease and you can snap pictures whenever. Nobody will be the wiser! Say “yes” to pictures and snap away with ease.
Invisalign clear aligners bring a lot of value to orthodontist patients in terms of confidence and convenience. Instead of being pricked and prodded by metal wires, your mouth will be relatively smoother with clear plastic aligners that conform to your unique teeth with professional precision. For something that comes in such a small package, Invisalign really works and can change your life for the better in so many ways.