Did you know that more than 7 million people have chosen Invisalign® as their orthodontic treatment option around the world? The majority of these Invisalign® wearers were adults, so never feel it’s too late to get a smile that makes you confident!
If you need a lot of correction, you might wonder if invisible braces would work for you. The good news is that Invisalign® can correct minor to complex cases. So whether you’ve got small spacing or crowding issues or need help fixing your bite, you likely have options.
The benefits of using invisible teeth aligners go beyond just straightening your teeth. Read on to explore seven of these benefits to see if clear aligners might work for your lifestyle.
1. You Can Fix Your Smile Discretely
While you have multiple orthodontic treatment options to consider, clear aligners give you the benefit of invisibility. If you work with the public or have an important event coming up, this less noticeable option may appeal to you more than traditional braces.
You’ll find that most people will have no clue you’re wearing your Invisalign® aligners. They may even have trouble detecting them even if you point the aligners out!
You also won’t have to worry about getting food caught in your aligners. Not only does this prevent embarrassment, but it also ensures better oral hygiene.
2. Invisalign® Aligners Are Removable
You can take out your teeth aligners whenever you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. This means that you won’t have to worry about hard foods breaking dental brackets or drinks leaving stains on the aligners. You’ll also be able to brush and floss normally, meaning you can reduce your chance of tooth decay.
You can also remove your aligners for special events, as long as you stay within the recommended wear time of 20 to 22 hours daily. This means you go without your aligners for your wedding, an important business meeting, or other special occasions.
3. The Results Can Improve Your Self-Esteem
If you have crooked or gapped teeth, you may feel self-conscious. Not only can this make you smile less, but you might feel less confident meeting new people or attending business events.
Choosing Invisalign® aligners can fix common tooth alignment issues and improve your appearance so that you won’t feel you need to hide your smile. You won’t even have to wait until the end of your treatment either to see your self-esteem improve. You’ll notice small improvements with each aligner you use!
4. Clear Aligners Can Be Easy to Maintain
Clear teeth aligners need less maintenance and care than traditional braces. So they can be a good option if you’re a busy adult.
You won’t have any brackets you need to check or floss between. Instead, you can just rinse and soak your Invisalign® aligners to keep them clean. You won’t need any special toothbrush or flosser either.
The aligners are also one piece and durable. So you don’t have to worry about any small parts breaking or your aligners cracking during typical wear.
5. You’ll Spend Less Time at the Dentist or Orthodontist
When you choose Invisalign® aligners, you can expect to spend less time in your dentist’s or orthodontist’s chair. This allows you to save time and money from less travel.
With traditional braces, you might go for adjustments and a checkup every four weeks or so. This can stretch to six to eight weeks with clear aligners.
You’ll likely also find you have shorter appointments too. Unlike with getting adjustments to metal braces, you simply switch out your aligners when the time comes.
6. Your Treatment Time Can Be Much Shorter
Invisalign® generally takes a shorter time to straighten your teeth than other orthodontic options. The aligners are crafted to carefully and precisely move teeth. So your dentist can target a specific tricky tooth more efficiently.
While you might need three years with regular braces, you might need half this time with clear aligners. This means you’ll be done with any regular orthodontic visits and enjoy your new smile sooner!
7. You’ll Experience a High-Tech Treatment Process
From your initial consultation, you’ll find that Invisalign® treatment uses the latest technology to ensure a comfortable and effective process.
When you think of dental impressions, you probably think of the older clay-like material used to make molds of your teeth. You might also worry that it will make you uncomfortable or taste bad. You won’t have to worry about that with Invisalign®, though!
Instead, your dentist or orthodontist will use a digital scanner that takes thousands of accurate pictures of your teeth. These images are used to make a 3D model of your top and bottom teeth. You’ll be able to immediately see your teeth on the screen of the imaging device.
The 3D model is used to create a custom treatment plan that will determine how many invisible aligners you need and which teeth move at each stage. For your convenience, your dentist or orthodontist will show you an outcome simulation that gives a picture of what your new smile will look like.
Each time you come in for a checkup during your treatment, your dentist or orthodontist will compare your teeth against the treatment plan. This allows them to easily track your progress and determine if changes are needed.
Consider Invisible Teeth Aligners for Your Tooth Straightening Needs
If the benefits of clear aligners sound great, consider getting started so that you can find out if Invisalign® is right for you. You can either do an online smile assessment or make an appointment with The Smile Lab for your consultation.
When you do an online smile assessment, you’ll take some pictures of your teeth and bite. You’ll submit them and some basic contact information online and hear back with more information.
If you’d rather have your photos taken in person, book your visit at The Smile Lab. You can expect the process to take only around 30 minutes.
Be sure to contact us to learn more about Invisalign® and have any of your questions answered.