If you have crooked teeth, it is likely that your teeth have impacted your self-esteem. Not only do people tend to feel less confident about their smile when they have crooked teeth, but they also tend to have more oral health problems. Misaligned teeth will be more difficult to clean, because it will be harder to reach the surfaces between them. Those with misaligned teeth smile less frequently, which can be detrimental to their mood. It can be difficult to identify the ideal straightening method for your teeth, due to the many options that are available for straightening the teeth. It can be useful to help with the decision when you understand the benefits of various orthodontic options. This will go a long way toward helping you to make the best decision. Here are some of the top benefits to using Invisalign to straighten your teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses sets of clear aligners in order to gently straighten the teeth. When you use Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you will likely experience less disruption to your life. The system Invisalign implements switched these sets out regularly to ensure that the teeth continue to be straightened throughout the entire process. These are a few things that you need to understand when it comes to Invisalign.
Easier Oral Hygiene
It is easier to effectively care for your teeth when you use Invisalign. The use of clear aligners means that they are removable, which allows you to remove them when you care for your teeth. This makes it easier to remove food particles and other harmful substances from the surface of your teeth. With traditional braces, it can be difficult to clean underneath the wires of the braces. This allows food particles to accumulate, which can lead to substantial oral health issues. You often need to implement specific tools to reach underneath the wires and remove accumulated particles. One of the major benefits of Invisalign is that it makes it easier for you to keep your teeth cleaned effectively.
Fewer Office Visits
Invisalign clear aligners tend to require fewer visits to the office, without negatively impacting the process. With each visit to your care provider, you will be provided with several weeks’ worth of clear aligners that you will switch out at the specified times. In most cases, you will only be required to visit our office approximately every 6 weeks, rather than the monthly visits that are required for the tightening of traditional braces. This can go a long way toward allowing you to obtain the services that you need without requiring substantial disruption to your life. The less time you spend at the office, the more time you will have for other activities.
No Food Restrictions
Traditional braces tend to come with a substantial amount of food restrictions. Extremely chewy foods, like caramel, tend to be restricted when you have braces. This is because these foods will ultimately stick to the braces and be difficult to remove from the teeth. They can even pull on the wires of the braces. One of the top benefits of Invisalign is that there are no food restrictions when you use this method for your straightening solution. You can remove the aligner when you eat, which means that you can continue to enjoy the foods you love, even while your teeth are being straightened.
One of the major concerns that people have about implementing straightening solutions is the cosmetic impact it will have on their appearance. This is especially true when it comes to adults that require straightening solutions. One of the benefits of Invisalign is that the clear aligners are virtually unnoticeable. These clear aligners are very difficult to see, which can help to provide excellent straightening solutions, without the appearance that comes along with standard braces. It is important to note that there are additional options for braces that are difficult to detect, such as lingual braces.
Traditional braces involve brackets and wires that help to guide the teeth into place. When braces are first implemented, the rough surfaces tend to cause irritation to the inside of the cheeks. This can lead to a substantial amount of pain and discomfort. Alternatively, the smooth aligners with Invisalign don’t cause irritation to the inside of the mouth. While there may be a feeling of tightness when you switch to a new aligner, it is far less than the discomfort that is associated with traditional braces. The use of Invisalign can ensure a far more comfortable process for straightening your teeth.
Braces are permanently adhered to the teeth during the duration of the straightening process. This can be particularly dangerous for those that play sports. Taking a soccer ball to the face with braces can cause substantial injury to the interior of the mouth. However, Invisalign aligners don’t cause the same amount of damage to the mouth. They are also removable, which can help to protect the teeth during the playing of sports. This goes a long way toward preventing injuries and protecting the overall health of the teeth.
Invisalign is a particularly effective straightening solution. The aligners help to gently guide the teeth into alignment. Not only do you need to spend less time in the office with Invisalign, but the total time of treatment is often reduced. It is also beneficial to note that Invisalign aligners are comfortable and easy to implement, which often makes the duration feel even shorter.
Here at Bailey Orthodontics, we provide a large array of services to provide beautiful, straight smiles. One of the services that we offer is implementing Invisalign treatments to straighten the teeth. Invisalign is far more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces. They also provide clear aligners that can substantially reduce the self-consciousness that is often associated with braces. To learn more about the many benefits of Invisalign and to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, contact our experts at Bailey Orthodontics today!