We all want to look and feel our best, and we go to great lengths to keep ourselves healthy and attractive. From eating our veggies to going to the gym regularly, there are many ways we can help keep ourselves in top shape. When it comes to our smiles, diligent brushing and routine dental visits can help keep our teeth clean and free from cavities and decay, but sometimes that just isn’t enough to help us feel our best. If your teeth aren’t as straight as you’d like them to be, perhaps you’ve considered braces or veneers to help give you the smile of your dreams, but cost or time have deterred you from pursuing your goals. Did you know that there is a product that can help give you a straighter, healthier smile over time the way traditional braces can, but that is nearly invisible to the eye? Invisalign uses clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth to slowly work your teeth into a more desirable alignment! There are plenty of reasons to get excited about this orthodontic option.
1. Invisalign is more visually pleasing than traditional braces.
While there is nothing wrong with sporting traditional metal braces, it’s understandable that a few years spent in brackets as an adult may not be exactly your idea of a good time. Invisalign can achieve the same effects as traditional braces while remaining nearly visible to the naked eye. They use personally fitted, clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth, slowly moving them into place over time, meaning you can have all the benefits with none of the metal mouth!
2. They’re often quicker than traditional braces.
The pressure applied to teeth with Invisalign can often cause teeth to shift in less time than with metal brackets. While each case will be unique, some people can achieve their dream smile in as little as nine months using Invisalign!
3. Invisalign is incredibly convenient.
Traditional metal braces come with a lot of hassles, like changing your brushing and flossing routine as well as your diet. Because Invisalign trays are removable, all of this hassle is removed! You can simply remove your trays before meals and enjoy all the food you’re used to, as well as maintaining your brushing and flossing regimen.
4. Most people find Invisalign to be more comfortable than traditional braces.
While it’s impossible to rearrange the teeth in your mouth without experiencing some discomfort and minor pain, Invisalign wearers routinely report less discomfort than those with traditional braces. Because each Invisalign tray is personally molded to the shape of your teeth, you know they will fit perfectly and work efficiently. There is no additional risk of broken brackets or loose wires, and the trays are removable for ease of eating and brushing.
If you’re curious about whether Invisalign could be the answer to your smile woes, don’t hesitate to reach out and come in for a consultation! Give us a call at Valley Dental Care today to schedule your next appointment!