One of the most common reasons people cite when asked why they don’t like to smile is that they are embarrassed about misaligned teeth, but Invisalign® can change that. When teeth are not straight, it can be a drawback to the aesthetic look of a person’s smile and can affect a person’s desire to draw the edges of their mouth up in a smile because they are self-conscious about what will be revealed when they do so.
If you are looking for the most convenient, comfortable and unobtrusive way to straighten your misaligned teeth so you have nothing holding you back from sharing your smile with the world, then Invisalign may be just what you’re looking for.
This system includes a series of aligners, or mouthguards, that are designed to gently move your teeth from the position they are currently in to a more properly aligned position. During the entire process, the aligners are barely noticeable because they are clear, which is in stark contrast to traditional metal braces that are very noticeable when covering the teeth, making many adults too self-conscious to wear them.
Invisalign is a popular option for adults looking to achieve straighter and more properly-aligned teeth, but it is also a good option for teens that don’t want to deal with the discomfort and aesthetic drawbacks of having a mouth full of metal and wires. With no brackets to contend with, no wires to break and no rubber bands to snap, the clear plastic alignment system is comfortable and easy to wear. In fact, because the aligners are removable, an individual can even take them out for short periods of time if they are going to a special event or want to take that “perfect” photo. It is recommended, however, that the aligners only be removed periodically for very brief periods of time.
Another benefit of opting for Invisalign braces instead of traditional braces is the ease of keeping your teeth clean. Since the aligners can be removed, teeth can be brushed and flossed each day and the clear mouth pieces can also be thoroughly cleaned. When brackets or wires are in the way, it is not as easy to keep teeth and gums clean. If this is not done properly, tooth decay or gum problems can result.
Eating is another time that people utilizing the clear alignment system appreciate that they are not wearing metal and wire braces. Since aligners are removed when eating, a person can eat anything they want, without having to worry about food getting stuck between wires or snapping a bracket. Just pop out your aligners, enjoy your food and drink, and then back in they go to return to the job at hand of straightening your teeth.
The Invisalign system has been a revolutionary advancement in orthodontics, providing people with a comfortable and convenient way to get the straighter teeth they’ve always dreamed of without having to endure months or years of wearing braces. This versatile breakthrough is really something worth smiling about!
For more information about Invisalign braces, contact Gentle Dental at 718-461-0100.