Why You Should Get Invisalign
Most people who have misaligned, crowded, or widely spaced teeth would agree that a straighter smile would improve their confidence. At the same time, misaligned teeth can contribute to significant oral health problems over time. While these issues are a concern, traditional braces can also be uncomfortable or inconvenient. Thankfully, Invisalign is an option! Here are a few reasons why you should consider Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign is Comfortable and Convenient
Comfort and convenience are usually the primary reasons why patients first consider Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners can be taken out when you eat, drink, brush your teeth, or floss. This makes it easier to eat or care for your teeth, and many find that the removable aligners are much more comfortable.
Invisalign is Virtually Invisible
Just as the name suggests, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible when they are in place. This gives many patients improved confidence in their appearance compared to braces. The aligners make gradual improvements to the appearance of your teeth while being completely discreet, making them perfect for patients who prefer that others do not notice they are straightening their teeth.
Fewer Visits to Your Dentist Needed
Invisalign works through a series of aligners that you wear according to a schedule set at the beginning of your treatment, gradually shifting the teeth over time. In comparison, traditional metal braces have to be manually adjusted by an orthodontist through frequent in-person appointments. Fewer visits to your dentist or orthodontist means that Invisalign saves time in the long-run.
Improved Health for Teeth and Gums
Crowded, misaligned, or widely spaced teeth can cause health issues for both the teeth and gums such as periodontal disease. Straightening the teeth into the proper positions helps to prevent these problems from occurring in the future.
Invisalign Allows for Easier Cleaning
Invisalign makes it easier to clean teeth while you go through your treatment, with no wires making flossing teeth difficult or worrying about brushing around brackets. Traditional braces cause a risk of staining, plaque buildup, and even tooth decay because it can be more difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene throughout treatment. With Invisalign, it is easy to maintain your oral health daily.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are curious about Invisalign treatment and want to know if you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation with dotSmiles. Our orthodontists will be happy to assist you in choosing the treatment option that best suits your needs. Call our office at (617) 533-8058 or contact us online.