You’ve always wanted straight teeth but couldn’t afford traditional braces, feared the discomfort, or couldn’t imagine giving up certain foods for the years necessary to correct them. With Invisalign in Highland Park, you can have custom-made aligners that you can remove without slowing or stopping the treatment.
No more embarrassing, metal braces
Metal braces have many benefits and do an excellent job, but few people want metal and wire inside their mouth and shining through every picture for one to three years. Now you can get straight teeth and correct overbites with Invisaligners, a thin, plastic frame that’s reminiscent of a retainer.
You can take them out
One of the biggest turn offs to standard braces is that you never get to take them out. The idea of having metal pieces and wires throughout your mouth for two or three years is depressing at any age. You get another choice with Invisaligners—They only need to stay in for 20-22 hours per day, which means you can take them out for a few hours to eat, clean your teeth, or just chill without it for up to 4 hours every day.
This new phenomenon allows people with braces to eat items that were once forbidden. Go ahead, chow down on corn-on-the-cob, apples, bagels, and eat a few pieces of chewy or sticky candy without worrying about breaking a bracket or snapping a wire. Just make sure to brush and floss before putting your aligner back in.
Braces for children and adults
Invisalign isn’t just for adults looking to correct their teeth, teens can skip metal braces and never feel self-conscious with school pictures, videos, plays, and other social events. It also means you don’t have to worry about sports or other physical activities damaging metal braces or leading to painful facial injuries.
Parents may feel some concern their teens aren’t wearing them enough to see the benefits. However, Invisalign for teens has a blue compliance indicator that provides assurance to mom and dad and lets their orthodontists see if their progress matches the indicator and make treatment changes if necessary.
Invisalign are easier to clean
Metal braces with brackets, wires, and bands make it hard to brush and floss your teeth and missing areas can lead to tartar build-up and cavities. You will still need to wash the aligners, and gently brush them to keep them clean from food, drinks, and plaque build-up.
Fewer appointments than traditional braces
If you know someone with braces, they go to the orthodontist every few weeks for adjustments. With Invisalign, you’ll only need appointments every six to eight weeks, leaving more time to enjoy life and less time in a dental chair. Additionally, fewer visits mean less discomfort, which is another win for the non-traditional braces. Yes—there is a little discomfort with new fittings, but it doesn’t last long.
There are many benefits to considering Invisalign in 2020 over traditional braces. For questions about treatment plans for children and adults, contact us today for a consultation.