September 7, 2018
Modern life is full of more choices than ever before. When it comes to straightening crooked teeth, people only had 1 choice for many decades: braces. Then Invisalign came along about 20 years ago, which has been a complete game-changer! Today, anyone who wants to achieve a beautiful, straight smile has 2 options, but one of the first questions people have is: Will Invisalign work for me? While scheduling a consultation is the only way to know for sure, you’ll be glad to hear that Invisalign does work for a wide variety of issues such as overbites, underbites, gaps and crowding. To find out more about this fantastic alternative to braces, keep reading for the top 5 reasons to choose Invisalign!
1. No One Will Know You’re Straightening Your Teeth
This is the most obvious reason that Invisalign is such a great choice: it’s invisible.
For adults, in particular, the thought of wearing metal brackets and wires for a couple of years is so off-putting that they’d rather live with crooked teeth!
2. Invisalign Trays Are Removable
Obviously, traditional braces stay on around-the-clock, which means that people must give up certain foods that might damage them (e.g. apples, popcorn or corn on the cob). With Invisalign, you’ll remove your trays before eating, so you won’t have to make any dietary changes.
Having said that, remember that your trays must be worn a minimum of 22 hours per day for your treatment to be finished on time, so make sure to put them back in immediately after meals.
3. Your Teeth and Gums Will Stay Healthier
Brackets and wires are difficult to clean around because they easily trap food particles, plaque and bacteria. This can lead to cavities and gum problems, which isn’t what you want when you’re done with orthodontic treatment.
As always, a healthy smile is a beautiful smile, so being able to brush and floss normally each day means that your teeth and gums will look (and feel) great when you’re done with Invisalign.
4. You Won’t Have as Many Progress Appointments
Braces generally require progress visits about every 4 weeks. With Invisalign, most people only need to come in every 6. Not to mention that the treatment time for Invisalign is an average of 12-18 months – and 24 months for braces.
5. Invisalign Is Much More Comfortable
The smooth, plastic aligner trays you wear are dramatically more comfortable than brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you won’t be thinking about the discomfort in your mouth as you go about your daily activities. In fact, you probably won’t be thinking about your orthodontic treatment at all!
About the Author
As a general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jonathon Fan became Invisalign-certified because he wanted to offer his patients a more convenient way to straighten their teeth. He’s used Invisalign on countless patients to give them the beautiful results they want, without the hassle of braces. If you’ve been thinking about Invisalign and have any additional questions, he can be reached via his website or at (732) 451-0400.
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