Orthodontic remedies such as braces can be traced back to the earliest mentions of ancient man. In fact, Medieval times reported barbers of all people performing dental procedures. Major orthodontic advancements didn’t actually occur until the 18th century. So it’s fortunate for modern dentistry and those looking to achieve the perfect smile that Invisalign launched into the scene in 1997. But what are the main benefits of choosing Invisalign?
Invisalign Is Practically Transparent
Unlike metal brackets and wires that work wonders overall but can create a visual eyesore, there’s no such issue with Invisalign. The Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that fit right over existing teeth. Your Red Bank Invisalign Provider will customize them to your needs to the fit is perfect for the specific requirements and expectations so they’re comfortable to wear daily and still do their job without demanding negative attention. And since they can be fitted to adolescent or adult mouths, they work well for a variety of age groups.
Say Goodbye to Food Restrictions
One of the biggest draws with braces is the extreme list of food restrictions that often comes with the treatment. Hard, sticky, and chewy foods can easily get stuck in the brackets and wires and cause serious damage that can postpone results. Again, that’s not an issue with Invisalign. The clear aligners need to be removed prior to meals and replaced afterward. But that just means that the patient can still enjoy life and their favorite meals and treats within reason.
Potentially Less Treatment Time
Braces correct multiple issues ranging from moderate to severe, and the treatment time can be extensive. In many cases, patients may have to wear braces for three to five years. Invisalign, on the other hand, can treat many of the same issues including, gaps, misalignment, and bite concerns. But the treatment time averages considerably less at 12 to 18 months.
Invisalign Offers More Freedom and Potential Confidence
Braces may be the most common option for orthodontic issues across America, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy or enjoyable solution for those involved. Most sports are off-limits, food is highly limited, and even music options such as band may need to be postponed to avoid damaging the procedure. Invisalign aligners can be removed, so they offer far more freedom and allow the patient to enjoy life. And since the aligners are clear, there’s no reason to tell anyone you’re wearing them unless you want to. That means enrolling in sports (with parent and dentist approval), student pictures, social gatherings, work events, and even public speaking can all continue without a hitch. More life enjoyment leads to more confidence. It’s really a win-win.
Maintenance Is Far Easier with Invisalign Than Braces
Oral health care doesn’t stop once the Invisalign treatment is in place. If anything, your daily home habits should get even better. Fortunately, that’s easy with Invisalign. Wear the aligners 20-22 hours a day and remove them to eat and drink. Brush your teeth and the aligners after every meal or snack before replacing the trays in your mouth. Floss once a day as normal. And keep scheduled appointments with your Red Bank Invisalign Provider to ensure the proper fit is consistent and to correct any potential issues during the treatment time. Give us a call to see if Invisalign is right for you.