An Adult Solution For A Confident SmileNovember 3, 2016
Finding orthodontic solutions for adults isn’t always easy. We are used to seeing metal brackets and wires, so it’s difficult to think about an orthodontic solution that would actually work for a busy and social adult.
There’s no need to be afraid of orthodontics any longer because we have the ability to use Invisalign® orthodontics. These clear aligners will take care of your alignment issues and look great while doing it. Let’s take a look at some of the great benefits of Invisalign®.
This service is available at Northalsted Dental Spa, and you can find our dentist office in Chicago.
Look Great With Your Smile
The best benefit of Invisalign® orthodontics is the look of your smile. There aren’t any brackets or wires to show because the aligners really are clear and invisible. You can smile confidently knowing that no one would know your aligners were there unless you made it obvious.
Traditional metal braces can be embarrassing because everyone can see them. When someone wants to take your picture, you hide your teeth. When you meet someone new, you try to hide your smile. You can avoid all of these movements by getting the better orthodontic solution: Invisalign®.
Consider how your co-workers would perceive you during a presentation if you flashed metal wires every time you spoke. Think about how a potential client or customer may be distracted by the brackets on your teeth as you try to explain the benefits your company can provide.
Now imagine those same scenarios with Invisalign® clear aligners. Your orthodontic treatment will not draw attention away from what you are trying to explain to your colleagues or your clients.
Keep Your Appliances Clean
Wearing traditional braces means a lot of work to keep your braces clean. Not only do you have to brush after each meal, but you also have to spend time picking and cleaning those brackets and wires so that your teeth stay healthy.
There’s a good chance you may have to learn how to use some new tools as part of your oral hygiene routine. This isn’t an insurmountable problem, but it does make what has been a relatively simple process a little more complex.
Invisalign® allows you to actually keep your teeth healthier because you can keep the appliances cleaner. Clear aligners are actually removable, so you can brush and floss your teeth as always. You can also brush your aligners before putting them back in your mouth, which will keep your teeth healthy.
In other words, you can continue brushing and flossing like you do now. You don’t need any fancy new tools to keep food from getting stuck between your brackets, wires, and teeth.
Metal braces are not very comfortable to wear. The rough exterior of metal against your soft tissues make this especially uncomfortable. Most orthodontists will encourage you to carry wax with you to help you stay comfortable, but we have a better solution: no need for wax at all!
Invisalign® aligners are made of smooth plastic that fits perfectly against your teeth and soft tissues. They are completely comfortable to wear, which gives you more confidence along the way.
Another comfort issue to consider is the fact that you cannot remove your braces. You will need to wear them every hour of every day, sometimes for two years or more, in order to complete your treatment.
With Invisalign®, you can remove the aligners for up to two hours each day. (You should wear them for 22 hours daily for the maximum benefit.) This allows you to take them out while you eat, and that means you don’t have to give up any of the foods that you love.
Grown-Up Orthodontic Care
As you can see, Invisalign® has many advantages over traditional metal braces. Beyond the things already mentioned, we should also let you know that Invisalign® is less expensive and takes less time to complete treatment.
In most cases, patients who are eligible to use Invisalign® can have straighter teeth in 12 months or less. That’s about half the time it takes to complete orthodontic treatment with braces.
To review, Invisalign® won’t stand out when you are wearing the clear aligners. The aligners are removable, which makes them easier to clean, and they are more comfortable to wear compared to braces.
Contact us today to set up a consultation at Northalsted Dental Spa by calling 773-245-2779 or filling out our online form. If you live in or near Chicago, our dentist would love to help you get the smile you’ve been dreaming of having.