Brace face, train track, and metal mouth are only a few of the names kids hurl at the unlucky ones sporting a mouth full of traditional metal braces. Does the thought of braces make you cringe?
Do you hide your smile or, worse yet, refuse to smile in photos or when meeting new people? It’s time to take a second look at teeth-straightening options and cosmetic dentistry.
Invisalign treatment is light years beyond the early days of traditional orthodontic work. Dental work doesn’t need to be painful and ugly.
A smile lights up a face! Learn about the benefits of Invisalign treatment and stop hiding that beautiful smile of yours!
Invisalign Treatment VS Traditional Metal Braces
The reason it’s called Invisalign is that the treatment itself is different from metal braces. Instead of a long ugly row of silver metal brackets and wires, Invisalign is clear and almost invisible.
The aligners are more like retainers than braces with only a couple of clear brackets holding them in your mouth.
This is especially good for clients beyond their elementary and teen years. Many people beyond their teen years feel they’ve missed their chance at straight teeth. A professional business person doesn’t want a mouth full of braces when giving a presentation.
Others feel that straightening their teeth is a luxury and only a cosmetic decision.
That couldn’t be farther from the truth. That leads us to the first benefit of Invisalign…
1. Straight Teeth Promote Good Oral Health
Straight teeth are more than a cosmetic issue, though a cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. More importantly, misaligned teeth can lead to poor oral and physical health outcomes.
Chewing, speaking, and breathing all rely in part on the alignment of your teeth! Poorly aligned teeth also make it much harder to brush and floss which leads to tooth decay down the road. Gum disease is another problem that worsens with age if you’re unable to brush and floss well.
There is even evidence of a link between gum disease and an increased risk of heart disease. There’s also a risk of bacterial infection that can damage heart valves in those with poor oral health.
2. Improved Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
It’s also important to acknowledge the burden that poorly aligned teeth place on your mental health. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, it affects your self-confidence and self-esteem. This can even affect your earning power if you’re self-conscious during job interviews.
Beautiful straight teeth improve how you feel about yourself and that’s a big benefit. Smiling lifts your mood and makes you feel better. If you don’t like to smile, it hurts your mental health.
3. Invisalign Treatment Is Discreet
The plastic aligners used in Invisalign treatments are so discreet that many people won’t notice you’re wearing them. Unlike traditional braces that announce themselves the moment you open your mouth, there’s no need for others to see that you’re getting your teeth straightened.
Don’t want people to know you’re getting your teeth straightened? Don’t tell them!
4. More Comfortable Than Traditional Metal Braces
Did you or someone you know have old-style traditional braces? Remember carrying a small case of wax everywhere you went? The wax was for the sharp edges of the wires and brackets that bit into the delicate soft tissues of your mouth.
You put the wax around the sharp edges of the braces in the hope that it kept your mouth more comfortable, at least until the wax fell off!
Invisalign is much easier on the delicate tissues inside your mouth. No more sores and poking wires.
The plastic aligners are also custom-made for your mouth for a gradual adjustment. This reduces some of the jaw discomfort that’s found with regular metal braces.
5. The Convenience of Invisalign
Regular metal braces limit the types of food you can eat. No corn on the cob, popcorn, or soft drinks.
Sticky foods, hard foods, and foods you bite into, like apples, are all off-limits. Even thick-crust pizza is a problem!
Invisalign aligners are much more convenient. You’re able to enjoy all the foods you like without worrying about the aligners. Simply take the aligners off before you eat and drink.
Rinse the Invisalign aligners in warm water and brush your teeth and then pop the aligners back into your mouth when you’re done eating! You don’t need to worry about unsightly food stuck in your braces after eating.
Speaking of brushing your teeth…
6. Brushing Is Easier With Invisalign
Invisalign makes the process of undergoing orthodontic work so much easier, including brushing your teeth! With regular braces, it’s almost impossible to do a good job of brushing your teeth. Flossing is almost impossible.
Take the Invisalign aligners out to brush and floss your teeth and simply put them back in when you’re done. Invisalign makes maintaining excellent oral health easy during the straightening process.
7. Invisalign Works With Fewer Office Visits
Are you worried that the Invisalign treatment system won’t work as well as ordinary metal braces? You can stop worrying.
Ask your cosmetic dentist to explain the system and its effectiveness to you. Invisalign is custom-designed for your mouth and offers great results in a short time.
Invisalign doesn’t need constant tightening and adjusting, so you’ll require fewer in-office visits than with traditional metal braces. Instead, you’ll receive a new aligner every couple of weeks that gradually pulls your teeth into the correct position.
Enjoy the Benefits of the Invisalign Treatment System
Are you stressed about your smile? Do you feel like you missed your chance at beautiful straight teeth because you didn’t get braces as a child?
The Invisalign treatment system is the perfect solution to a beautiful new smile! Invisalign is an affordable, more comfortable, and discreet option than regular braces.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. David Eshom and his staff can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Take the first step now and contact the office for a free quote today.Leave a reply