The way you look affects the way you are seen by others as well as how you feel about yourself, and your smile is one of your most noticeable features. A straight smile is an important attribute which can help you to look healthy, professional, and attractive. Having a wonderful smile affects your confidence, your self-esteem, and even your social interactions. Everyone wants a set of straight, flawless teeth, but many adults don’t feel that wearing traditional braces for months, or even years, is worth the benefits of correcting a crooked smile.
Fortunately, it’s no longer necessary to relinquish your professional appearance, experience social discomfort, or to give up your favorite foods in order to correct the alignment of your teeth. By opting for Invisalign, you can have a great smile without making the sacrifices associated with wearing metal braces. Read on to learn more about the benefits of choosing Invisalign and to explore whether this treatment option may be the right choice for you.
Wear with Confidence
Unlike traditional braces, which can be unsightly, Invisalign aligners are made from clear, nearly invisible plastic. The aligners are placed over the teeth by the patient and gently shift the smile into place over time. Many patients using Invisalign find that other people are unaware that they are wearing the aligners at all. When you know you’re on your way to a better you, you’ll want to smile more, and with Invisalign, you won’t have to be self-conscious about that smile in the meantime! There’s no longer a need to be unsure of yourself or embarrassed about your appearance while you improve it.
Wear in Comfort
Not only can a mouthful of brackets and wires keep you from feeling confident, it can leave you pretty physically uncomfortable as well. The metal hardware of traditional braces can scrape into and irritate your mouth, causing painful ulcers. Invisalign is an appealingly smooth and modern alternative to braces which doesn’t require patients to endure the pain and discomfort of wires and brackets poking into the sensitive tissues of the mouth. Your aligners are custom made to fit your mouth comfortably and to address your specific orthodontic needs.
Clean with Ease
Another benefit of opting for Invisalign is that you can take your aligners out whenever you need to. This means that they are easier to clean than traditional braces, which often require special equipment, such as water flossers, to clean amongst a thicket of brackets and wires. Invisalign users can easily remove the aligner trays themselves and clean the trays with a toothbrush. Alternately, Invisalign patients can use the Invisalign cleaning system, which involves soaking the aligners in a small cleansing tub with Cleaning Crystals for 15 minutes.
Eat as you Please
When wearing Invisalign, you’ll never need to worry about cleaning food from your aligners. That’s because whenever you eat, you can remove your aligners. Patients with traditional braces face a lot of food restrictions because hard foods can damage metal hardware and sticky foods and small pieces can easily get snagged on brackets or stuck in wires. Patients using Invisalign, however, have the freedom to eat as they did before beginning treatment.
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Invisalign is an amazingly effective, comfortable, and convenient alternative to braces and this system can be used to correct a wide array of orthodontic issues. Patients can use Invisalign to treat both major and minor problems such as overbites, underbites, and crowded or gapped teeth. Although the cost and treatment time for Invisalign is comparable to the cost and treatment time of traditional braces, we believe that Invisalign will give you a whole lot more to smile about!
Bozart Family Dentistry is a trusted provider of Invisalign and our practice has earned the distinguishment of being an “Invisalign Elite Provider” for 2017, an honor which means that our practice is in the top 5% of Invisalign providers in the country, and has experience treating a number of patients using the Invisalign system. To book a consultation appointment or to request additional information about Invisalign as a treatment option for you, please contact our office at (910) 392-9101. We’ll be glad to hear from you!