You’ve had crooked teeth your entire life or, you wore braces as a teenager and at some point stopped wearing your retainers so your teeth shifted back. Maybe your smile has been a constant source of embarrassment and you haven’t had the ability to actually address the problem until now. But since you’re a busy adult, the idea of traditional metal braces that would only call more attention to your imperfections while you correct them doesn’t sit well with you. What other options do you have? In this post, learn why Invisalign in Evergreen is the clear choice over braces from the team at Evergreen Dental Group.
What Is Invisalign?
As your expert dentist in Evergreen, our team of 5 oral healthcare professionals likes to explain what Invisalign is before they dive into why this option is superior to metal braces. Invisalign is a set of invisible acrylic aligners that are 100% customized to create your ideal smile.
We’ll start the process by making a digital image of your smile and we’ll give you a sneak peak of what your final results will look like. Then, we’ll take impressions of your current pearly whites and send all this information to a lab that will fabricate your aligners. We’ll receive the entire course of treatment in one shipment and they’ll be numbered in sequential order for your convenience.
Simply wear Invisalign, switch to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks (depending on your recommended treatment), and be amazed by the results. In the list below, learn the reasons why this option is a much better choice than traditional orthodontics.
#1 – Invisible Treatment
You can be honest – you want straight teeth, but you don’t want a mouthful of metal to make the perfect smile happen. Since Invisalign is clear and thin, yet incredibly effective, you can rest assured that no one will notice the fact that you’re straightening your teeth.
#2 – Convenience Factor
Since Invisalign is removable, you’ll be able to brush and floss just like you normally would. You won’t have to spend an unreasonable amount of time threading floss through metal brackets and wires, or worse, skimp on your oral hygiene regimen during treatment.
#3 – Time
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you won’t need to come into our office every two weeks to have your braces adjusted. And, not only will you save time with fewer follow-up dentist appointments, the overall treatment time is shorter – most patients complete their treatment in only 6-18 months!
#4 – Comfortable Solution
Not only will Invisalign correct the alignment of your pearly whites with gentle pressure, you’ll also have minimal wear and tear to the soft tissues of your mouth. And, you can forget about nicks and cuts to your gums, cheeks, and lips, as well as unpleasant dental wax.
#5 – Food Options
Unlike with traditional metal braces, you won’t be relegated to eating a restricted diet with Invisalign. You’ll take your aligners out when you eat and you’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods – from apples to popcorn to crunchy tortilla chips.
Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign?
You’ll know if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign if you meet the following criteria:
- You’re an adult or older teenager.
- You’re dedicated to brushing and flossing while undergoing treatment.
- You’re willing to wear Invisalign 22 hours a day – you’ll only take the aligners out when you eat or perform oral hygiene.
- Your case is not too complicated.
If you have questions about whether or not Invisalign is right for you, give our office a call or schedule an appointment with Evergreen Dental Group today!