A lot has happened throughout the last two decades when it comes to the orthodontic dentistry. Subtler tooth correction options are now available to both children and adults. While braces remain the most popular correction method for misaligned teeth, many have started straying from the pain and hassle of filling their mouth with painful metal wires and brackets to achieve a straight and beautiful smile. Wires and brackets are not all you have to deal with when you wear metal braces. Throughout the process, you are required to use other items such as headgear, rubber bands, springs, and more in order to achieve a perfectly straight smile. Braces also take a very long time to straighten teeth – sometimes multiple years.
While braces are common in middle school years, some tweens are unable to get them until they reach high school. Teenagers are already self-conscious about so many things and their orthodontic treatment should not be one of them. A teenager should not be made to feel anxiety about their teeth or the braces that straighten them. With Invisalign, a teen can straighten their teeth to achieve the smile they will be proud of without being embarrassed of wires inside their mouths. Invisalign allows you to fix your teeth under the radar. Nobody will know you have aligners, as they are practically invisible. They will only become noticeable if someone looks at your mouth very closely. Invisalign allows teenagers to smile in pictures even while they are correcting their teeth. Most kids with braces refuse to smile in photos because their braces will take the spotlight, but Invisalign allows a child to smile proudly throughout the entire process.
Another huge plus to Invisalign is the lack of food restraint. While there is a limited amount of time you can eat throughout the day because aligners must be in at least 20-22 hours per day, you can eat whatever you want when the aligners are out of your mouth. This includes movie theater popcorn, chewing gum, soda, coffee, etc. As long as you brush the remnants of whatever you consume away before putting your aligners back in your mouth, you can consume whatever you want.
Braces often leave kids who play sports with bloodied mouths. If you make contact with a ball or another person, the fragile skin on the inside of your mouth will press against the braces and will be cut open as a result. Invisalign does not use wires or brackets, so there is minimal risk when playing sports. When your skin hits the plastic aligners, there are not many ways the mouth can be injured. Invisalign is also great for adults who are interested in straightening their teeth later in life but do not wish to advertise. The often referred to, “train tracks” on your teeth can make you look less professional which can interfere with your career. Invisalign will allow you to straighten your teeth without letting any friends or co-workers notice anything different at all.
If you are interested in getting Invisalign to straighten your smile, contact us for more information.