If you’ve considered starting orthodontic treatment, you’ve no doubt heard about the Invisalign Clear Aligner System. This treatment has now been around for two decades, and it’s only gotten better over time. If you’re not sure which orthodontic treatment option is right for you, here are some reasons to get Invisalign.
Improving Your Smile One of the Biggest Reasons to Get Invisalign
You may be wondering if Invisalign is a good way to improve your smile. You can rest assured that if you complete Invisalign, you will have the smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign can tackle a wide range of crookedness, bite issues, and crowding, and the treatment has advanced to treat more patients than ever.
If you’ve been apprehensive about starting orthodontic treatment in the past because you thought braces were your only option, it’s now more likely than ever that Invisalign could work for you.
Improve Your Dental Health
The cosmetic benefits of straightening your teeth are hardly the only reason to get Invisalign. When you fix problems like crowding or bite issues, you will set yourself up for better oral health throughout your life. When teeth are ideally spaced and even, you can more easily clean your teeth while avoiding getting food stuck in the first place, reducing your risk of tooth decay.
Straightening your teeth also allows you to bite down properly, reducing enamel wear and jaw pain.
One of the primary advantages of Invisalign is hinted at in the name. The aligners are almost invisible, so not everyone knows you’re in treatment while your teeth are being corrected. The clear aligners also mean you can start seeing progress within a few weeks rather than waiting until traditional braces are removed to see any progress.
Invisalign is designed to improve the comfort of orthodontic treatment as well. The clear plastic aligners completely eliminate the need for metal brackets and wires. So not only will you have more confidence every day while your teeth are being straightened, you may also experience less discomfort.
Compared to conventional braces, Invisalign is a very convenient alternative because the plastic aligners are completely removable. This means you can throw food restrictions out the window and eat what you like during the course of your orthodontic treatment. Just remember to remove your aligners while you eat meals or drink anything other than cold water.
It also makes brushing and flossing much easier. Just take out your aligners and brush and floss as you normally would. Aligners can be soaked in a cleaning solution daily and brushed with a soft-bristled toothbrush and anti-bacterial liquid soap to remove any bacteria.
Shorter Treatment Time
Not only is Invisalign a convenient and effective orthodontic treatment option, but it is also a relatively short treatment option. Patients often complete Invisalign within 12 to 18 months. One reason the treatment takes a shorter amount of time is the aligners are custom made for each patient’s teeth, moving teeth more efficiently.
To learn more about the benefits of choosing Invisalign and to see if orthodontic treatment is right for you, contact Smith Orthodontics today and schedule your free consultation!