There are many things you should consider before choosing any of the options available with your preferred orthodontist. Likewise, you will have to pay close attention to several recommendations if you want to maintain your treatment’s efficiency.
Considering all this, you might feel much better about your decision to wear clear aligners if you learn more about the advantages of Invisalign over other appliances.
Dr. Reopelle knows it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of appliance to correct a problem with your teeth. These methods can straighten your teeth and alleviate such issues as crowding, spacing, a crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
Your clear aligners may be more expensive than conventional braces, but there are clear advantages to wearing this option. Let’s go over some of them and how you can make the most out of your choice of appliances.
Why Some Prefer Invisalign for Their Orthodontic Treatments
According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the number of adult patients engaging in orthodontic treatment is rising. This is partially motivated by the advantages achieved by advances in materials science and design innovations.
Even if clear aligners are not a new product in 2021, they certainly are a very advantageous alternative to conventional braces.
Let’s go over these clear aligners’ two primary advantages.
One of the main concerns most patients share when considering treatment with conventional braces is that the brackets remain bonded to each tooth. Fortunately, your orthodontic aligner is removable.
You’ll be able to remove the trays when you go grab a bite or when you drink something of your choosing. You could even take off your aligner trays if you want to take a selfie or during an important work presentation.
Still, you should keep in mind that your treatment plan won’t be as effective if you spend most of the time without your aligners. Invisalign’s official FAQ recommends patients wear their orthodontic appliance anywhere between 20 to 22 hours per day.
Near Invisible Treatment
The blog post we linked above to the AAO explicitly mentions clear aligners as an attractive option for patients seeking specialized help to realign their teeth and jaws.
Many individuals are worried about the way others perceive them. Teenagers are very self-conscious, and many would rather go by unnoticed if they have to wear an orthodontic appliance. In the case of adults, some are worried they will look out of place in their workplace and among colleagues if they have to use conventional braces.
The materials used allow Invisalign to manufacture near-transparent aligner trays; when you smile, people will barely notice them. Of course, you will still have to adjust to wearing these aligners in your mouth, so your speech might sound a little different at first, but you won’t have to worry about having metal brackets on your teeth when you smile.
We want to make a small side note here. When you decide to start orthodontic treatment, you are not just taking care of your looks. Though this specialized treatment does have cosmetic benefits, there are considerable benefits to your dental health. You should never feel ashamed to work for your oral health.
Still, the advantages of Invisalign let you work on your oral health while getting rid of those cosmetic concerns.
A Solution Marked by Comfort
Some of the discomfort usually associated with traditional braces is greatly reduced with Invisalign. Invisalign is custom-made. You can read more about the innovations we leverage to make the process much more comfortable.
Granted, you will still have to undergo an adjustment process, and considering the nature of this specialized treatment, your teeth will feel a bit sore and your mouth a little tender when you bite into things.
The good news is that you’re not dealing with brackets and wires poking around, so you may feel less irritation and soreness than braces.
Additionally, unlike braces, there are no food restrictions; you can eat anything on your diet so long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and take off your retainers to avoid staining.
Regular Cleaning to Maintain the Advantages of Invisalign
Of course, you will want to brush and floss your teeth to prevent plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, and dental decay. If you wear braces, these simple tasks can become quite a challenge. Invisalign aligners are very easy to remove and replace, so you can brush or floss like normal without having to work your way around any metallic framework covering your teeth.
Contact a Professional
If you want to learn more about Invisalign, or are wondering what your treatment options are at Lampros & Reopelle Orthodontics, feel free to give us a call at (540) 306-5291 and schedule a complimentary orthodontic consultation.