There is no denying that traditional orthodontics can create beautiful, perfectly aligned smiles. However, when you ask a self-conscious teen or adult what they really want from treatment, the answer is usually a solution that doesn’t require wearing metal brackets and wires. With Invisalign, this fear is removed and instead, it is replaced with a positive and enjoyable solution that uses clear aligners to gently shift crooked, overcrowded, or gapped teeth as well as poorly aligned bites. Appearing smooth and virtually invisible to others, you can expect faster results without compromising your daily appearance. To learn about the additional benefits that come with clear braces, contact the team at Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra today.
If you want to avoid the 2-3 years it can take to achieve a more perfectly aligned smile with traditional braces, you’ll be pleased to learn that Invisalign can take between 9-15 months. Yes, every case is indeed different, but when compared to several years wearing metal brackets and wires, the idea of wearing clear aligners for such a short amount of time is a welcomed reality for most interested individuals.
With Invisalign, you are required to remove your trays before eating or drinking (anything but water). The reason for this is that your aligners are not made to withstand the biting force placed on your teeth when eating. As a result, you do not have to worry about food getting stuck between brackets and wires. Instead, you can eat the foods you love without the additional time spent trying to get the remnants out from between your teeth and orthodontic work.
Unlike metal braces that require you to purchase special tools and products to better clean around your orthodontic fixtures, Invisalign is extremely easy to clean. You simply brush, floss, and rinse your teeth like normal before using lukewarm water, clear soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your trays. Not only does this remove harmful bacteria that accumulate throughout the day, but it prevents anything from transferring onto your teeth from your trays that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or even bad breath. Just don’t forget to never use hot water when rinsing and cleaning your trays, as it can warp the plastic.
Do you play sports? Maybe you enjoy playing a particular instrument? With traditional braces, these extracurriculars can be difficult; however, with Invisalign, you can remove your trays and play with greater confidence and ease. Metal braces can break and cause damage to your soft tissues if you get hurt during a game. By choosing Invisalign, you can wear a regular mouthguard and better protect your teeth and gums and avoid damaging your aligners.
There’s nothing better than truly feeling good about the way you look. A smile is the first thing people notice, so no matter why you’re choosing to improve your smile, the results you’ll achieve will give you the confidence you need to nail your upcoming interview, give that upcoming presentation at work, meet your in-laws for the first time, or even make a great first impression when meeting someone new.