7 Reasons To Consider Invisible BracesPublished by Cashion Dental on July 28, 2016
You may have heard of Invisalign, or invisible braces, before. However, until now you might not have made them a priority. You may have feared that they’d be expensive, painful, or wouldn’t really do what they promised.
By now, the efficacy of invisible braces has been well established. They’ve been around since 1997, and millions of people have benefited from them. Now, all that remains is to determine whether or not invisible braces are right for you.
Here are 6 reasons to choose Invisalign braces:
1. They really are invisible.
Traditional braces are conspicuous–that’s the main reason most adults don’t want them. You can get away with being a “metal mouth” in your teens. But as an adult, getting a date or big promotion is difficult with a mouth full of metal.
Fortunately, Invisalign alignment trays are entirely clear. Most people will never know they are there unless you tell them. This means you can get your teeth straightened without suffering any embarrassment. Take a look at the photo below and you’ll see how hard it is to spot Invisalign braces once they’re in place.
Teens are increasingly interested in Invisalign for the same reason.
2. They don’t hurt.
While some Invisalign patients do report a bit of an ache or “strange sensation” each time they change trays, for the most part, the Invisalign experience is 100 percent pain-free. Concerns about pain shouldn’t stop you from making an appointment to get Invisalign.
3. They won’t inconvenience you.
Traditional braces come with little annoyances: restrictions on what you can eat, canker sores, and, for some, a tendency to drool.
We’re not saying some people shouldn’t use traditional braces if it’s medically advantageous for them. We’re just acknowledging that it isn’t exactly a fun experience.
Invisalign is different. You slip the clear alignment trays over your natural teeth, wear them for 22 hours a day, and you’re done. Move through the trays in the order prescribed by your dentist and you’ll start to see results. That’s it. It’s very easy. You can eat whatever you want, and most of the time you’ll probably forget you’re wearing alignment trays at all.
4. You’ll reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
This may seem a little counter intuitive: “What does the straightness of your teeth have to do with how clean they are?”
Think about it. If your teeth are misaligned, it’s hard to get in there and give them the deep cleaning they need to stay healthy. For instance, you might not be able to floss certain teeth, or reach all of your tooth surfaces while brushing at home.
Any tooth you can’t reach will become a haven for bacteria, which means you’ll have to deal with plaque build-up that causes tartar, cavities, and gingivitis. Invisible braces are an investment which may even prevent tooth loss in the future.
5. You’ll be more attractive.
Most people say the smile is a person’s most attractive feature. This makes Invisalign one of the quickest, easiest ways to improve your physical appearance. It’s almost effortless, too. All you have to do is wear the trays for about 18 months.
You don’t have to change your diet. You don’t have to exercise. You don’t have to get a new wardrobe, adopt a new skin care routine, or submit yourself to expensive, painful plastic surgery. You just wear the trays.
Since most patients see results in as little as two months, you’ll quickly start reaping the benefits of a more attractive appearance. Can you name any other step to become more attractive with such a small amount of time, effort, and money?
6. You’ll endure less pain in the future.
People with misaligned teeth are also more likely to suffer from TMJ, which can cause them to grind their teeth.
Grinding your teeth at night may seem harmless, but it can cause a lot of unnecessary pain. If you routinely suffer from head, neck, or face pain you may want to look into Invisalign right away.
Traditional braces can make TMJ worse, but invisible braces can provide more relief over time as your bite corrects itself.
Again, this is better for your overall dental health as well. Grinding your teeth can wear away the enamel, which means they will be more prone to decay. It also puts unnecessary stress on your jawbone.
7. Tooth alignment becomes more important as you age.
Many Invisalign patients are in their forties and fifties. That’s not by accident. It’s not because these patients suddenly wake up and decide they’re done with crooked teeth.
In many cases, it’s because problems with tooth alignment get worse as we age. Many patients come to our office because food is starting to get stuck in their teeth, or they are feel like their teeth are looking worse than before. We have to be the bearers of bad news: they’re not imagining it.
Tooth loss is more of a risk when you’re older, so it’s important to get these problems checked out as soon as you notice them.
Are you ready to experience invisible braces?
Invisible braces are more affordable than ever, and many insurance plans are starting to offer additional coverage. Contact our office for a consultation today and we’ll work with you to make this revolutionary treatment accessible.