Straightening things out
In the wake of what was a rather stressful year, it is understandable that we are now all taking the time to focus on the little things that we may have missed.
A huge part of this may be the number of people who are now thinking about seeking out treatments such as Invisalign, to help them discreetly overcome any cosmetic or oral health issues they may be having.
Seeking out Invisalign can be a great way of taking back some control over your smile, and not having to hide your face away anymore for fear of exposing crooked teeth, or even dental braces.
For over 20 years, the Invisalign system has helped improve millions of patients’ smiles and self-confidence. Anyone looking for a cosmetic alternative to traditional braces should not rule them out.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign retainer system is a cosmetic alternative to dental braces. While traditional braces use brackets and tension wires to pull teeth together, the Invisalign system uses only a removable plastic retainer.
Each Invisalign retainer is made for every individual patient and is crafted from a mould or digital impression of their tooth shape.
Within each retainer’s structure, the orthodontist places pressure points that apply force to whichever teeth must be shifted into position.
When the sets of retainers are worn over time, the force will eventually move all the patient’s teeth until they are straight. As each retainer is made using a transparent plastic and is designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth, it becomes almost entirely invisible when worn.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Since it first hit the global market in 2001, Invisalign has grown into one of the most popular cosmetic alternatives to conventional braces – especially for teenagers and young people.
Below are just some of the most commonly sighted advantages to Invisalign over traditional braces.
As mentioned, as Invisalign does not require anything to be attached to the patient’s teeth, it is generally considered to be a far more comfortable and relaxed way of realigning crooked teeth.
Another obvious advantage to Invisalign is that the treatment leaves little to no impact on how a patient looks during its application. This is in stark contrast with some traditional orthodontic alignment methods, which are often clearly visible for treatment duration.
Clean and clear
As each Invisalign retainer is entirely removable, this means that the cleaning process is far more straightforward than for those who have traditional or fixed braces. This means that patients can brush and floss easily and regularly without their oral routine being affected by their orthodontic treatment.
Eat as you please
This is another advantage that few other orthodontic aligners can compete with. Because each Invisalign retainer can be taken out at the patient’s choosing, this means that they can eat even the toughest of foods which are often out of the question for those with fused braces and brackets.
If you feel that your smile could be enhanced using an alternative orthodontic treatment which you can work around your schedule and life, then speak to a local, trusted dentist at your next convenience.
Doing so often counts as the first step in your journey towards a healthier and straighter smile and an increased will to use it.