Think back to when the only option available to correct smiles was braces. Invisalign, designed to blend into everyday life, is a remarkable way to straighten teeth. Let’s discuss what makes Invisalign one of the most popular ways to straighten teeth today. Here are our top three benefits of Invisalign.
Invisalign makes it easy to correct issues with the teeth without having to drop everything and see your orthodontist as often. Patients with braces can expect to see their orthodontist about every two months; however, patients with Invisalign can expect to see their orthodontist about every three months. Invisalign corrects a number of issues, such as:
- bite problems (underbites, overbites, crossbites)
- alignment issues
- crowding and spacing problems
Invisalign corrects many of the same issues as braces, but goes about it differently, and includes some perks as well. For instance, patients with braces can expect to have some food restrictions, whereas Invisalign doesn’t have restrictions. Being removable, Invisalign is a top choice for patients, since they don’t have to worry about Invisalign getting in the way of their lifestyle. They just need to wear their aligners for 20-22 hours each day to ensure they are getting the maximum benefit possible with this form of treatment.
2. A Multitude of Options
Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on the severity of a patient’s issue, there is a product designed to meet their needs. Invisalign products range from severe issues (Invisalign Complete) to moderate issues (Invisalign Lite) to minor issues (Invisalign Express), and vary in duration. Patients with more severe issues who will be using Invisalign Complete can expect their treatment to last a year or more, whereas Invisalign Express patients can expect their treatment time to be as little as three months.
3. Fits Any Lifestyle
Braces can get in the way, especially if you’re an athlete or a musician, whereas Invisalign can easily be replaced with a mouthguard when playing sports and the aligners will not interfere with playing an instrument as much as braces might when you first get them. Patients with Invisalign are also able to maintain their oral hygiene effortlessly, since the aligners are removeable. Invisalign is perfect for adult patients who wish to maintain their professional appearance and not have to worry about braces getting in the way of their lifestyle.
Invisalign and You
With the obvious benefits of Invisalign, it’s no wonder why more patients are gravitating toward this method of treatment. Fitting into everyday life is important, and maintaining self-confidence is a big factor in many patients’ decision to go with Invisalign for their treatment plan. Speak with your orthodontist to see if Invisalign may be right for you and be on your way to comfortably correcting your smile.
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