Any Invisalign wearer will tell you – there are pros and cons to this orthodontic alternative, but the benefits far outweigh any inconveniences. If you’re considering straightening your smile and wondering if Invisalign is the right choice for you, here are just some of the reasons why patients are thankful for Invisalign.
1. It’s difficult to see.
The reason Invisalign is such a popular way to straighten teeth is because it’s discreet. The trays for both upper and lower teeth are super-thin and completely clear. Invisalign is designed to fit as snugly as possible against your teeth so the treatment remains discreet and does the hard work of realigning your smile.
2. It works for all ages.
Adults embrace the opportunity to improve their oral health without interrupting their career or lifestyle with metal braces. Adolescents love the opportunity to get a straight smile without enduring the ups and downs of brackets and wires. Invisalign Teen is also outfitted with small blue wear indicators on each tray, which shows your Lawrenceville Invisalign provider whether the trays are being worn as often as they’re supposed to be.
3. You can eat whatever you want.
There are food restrictions for wearers of metal braces. Anything too sticky or chewy will wreak havoc on all that hardware, breaking it or shifting it out of place. Eating is difficult with conventional braces no matter what you’re noshing on. With Invisalign, you just pop out the aligners when it’s time to have a meal or snack. Complete food freedom.
4. It’s easy to clean.
Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day are the minimum in oral health care. When you wear braces, cleaning the brackets and wires carefully is non-negotiable. Cleaning Invisalign trays is an easy additional step in your mouth hygiene routine. Though it is also important to do a little extra cleaning after meals before popping the aligners back in place so no food particles or bacteria become trapped.
5. Treatment is efficient.
A typical course of Invisalign takes an average of one year to complete. Some patients require more time in trays, others require less time. It depends on the alignment of your teeth and how much they must move to become straight. Success also depends on the wearer’s adherence to Invisalign rules. Ultimately, though, Invisalign takes about half the time of traditional braces.
6. Spend less time at the orthodontist.
One thing that many orthodontic patients dread is having to visit their orthodontist every month. With Invisalign, you only need to see your specialist about every six weeks. At that time you’ll undergo an exam to make sure the treatment is working properly, and you’ll pick up your next several sets of aligners to change at home as instructed.
Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign and finding out whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, contact Dr. Roberts & Dr. de Marsche at Lawrenceville Orthodontists in NJ, to schedule your appointment.