Have you considered straightening your teeth as an adult? Do you have reservations that are stopping you from giving yourself the green light? It’s time to learn about the many benefits of Invisalign braces for adults. It is possible to straighten your smile without having a metal mouth.
1. They’re practically invisible.
The clear aligners used for Invisalign braces are so thin they’re barely noticeable. If you’ve hesitated about getting braces because you could only envision metal brackets and wires, have no fear. Invisalign makes it possible for you to live your life as usual without braces interfering with your appearance. You look like yourself, just with straighter teeth.
2. You can eat whatever you want.
Unlike the wearers of conventional braces, the Invisalign-wearer doesn’t have any food restrictions. You can indulge in popcorn, pizza, crunchy veggies, chewy steaks, sticky candy because Invisalign is removed for every meal or snack. All you need be conscious of is cleaning your teeth well before putting your aligners back in place. You don’t want to allow food particles or bacteria to get caught in that snug seal between aligner and tooth enamel.
3. Invisalign won’t interfere with your lifestyle.
Work or play, whatever you do, Invisalign won’t get in the way. The discreet aligners are so slim and unnoticeable that no one will see them unless you point them out. That means you can work, play sports, socialize, date, and take photos all with Invisalign in place and no one will be the wiser. Little by little, your selfies will get better as your teeth straighten out.
4. You might lose a few pounds.
Even though there are no food restrictions for an Invisalign-wearer, there are eating rules – as in, you can’t eat or drink anything but water while wearing Invisalign. Because of this, you must choose carefully when you will eat and whether it’s worth removing your aligners for a snack.
5. You can take a break from your braces.
Invisalign must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day so your teeth move as designed in your treatment plan. You can, however, when eating and cleaning your aligners, take a break from your braces. Patients who are wearing metal braces have no such good fortune. It’s a significant perk that lets you feel like yourself for a while instead of someone who wears braces.
6. You’ll have healthier teeth.
Straight teeth are easier to take care of, and that means it’ll be simpler for you to floss and brush effectively. If your dentist has ever recommended that you get Invisalign, it’s not just so you have straighter teeth, but so that your teeth are easier to keep clean and, therefore, keep healthy and cavity-free. Your dentist may also recommend Invisalign to counteract TMJ problems or grinding and clenching your teeth. An aligned jaw is a happy and pain-free jaw.
7. You’re in control.
If you like to manage every aspect of your life, you’ll love Invisalign. Wearing braces is a responsibility and a commitment, especially Invisalign. You have a schedule to follow, aligners to change, and a plan to follow. If you love honoring directions and seeing yourself succeed, the quick results of Invisalign will make you feel better and, of course, look better with a straight smile.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign braces. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Chi Fu at Chester Hill Dentistry.