Millions of people seek out treatment to achieve a straighter smile every year. And, over 25% of those people are busy adults who want to perfect their smile without making a statement that metal in your mouth is cool.
The gold standard of getting that perfectly straight grin used to involve picking out rubber band colors and having a mouth full of unsightly brackets. You had a lengthy treatment, and with it came quite a bit of soreness from the constant tightening since it was a permanent fixture until your treatment was complete. There was a big commitment of daily maintenance to keep them clean and food-free. And, because your braces weren’t removable, you had to limit your diet to braces “approved” food as well.
Now, the most popular way to straighten your teeth is Invisalign! They are a clear and discrete choice for those who want straight teeth. They are a treatment that’s not only made to custom fit your teeth but also your lifestyle! Regardless of if you’re a high schooler busy with sports, or a professional who doesn’t want the judgment of adult braces to stain their everyday lives, Invisalign won’t hinder your life.
Need some more convincing? Let’s dive into the benefits of Invisalign!
What makes Invisalign different than braces?
There are multiple reasons Invisalign has become the most popular choice among dentists and patients alike. There have been over 11 million people treated by Invisalign, with more joining that club every day!
Invisalign offers many advantages over traditional braces.
For starters, they are removable! So no “braces diet” needed! When you eat or drink things other than water, or when you need to brush your teeth, you can simply pop your aligners out. That also makes keeping them clean a much easier task as well! Unlike the difficult flossing of traditional braces, you can pop your aligners out, brush them with a soft bristled toothbrush, and pop them back in!
Your treatment time is also shorter on average than with traditional braces.
Next, your treatment time is also shorter, on average, than with traditional braces.. Metal braces have a treatment time of around 24 months, whereas Invisalign averages 12-18 months. So, you will get to dream smile in almost half the time!
Something else to keep in mind is how discreet they are compared to the traditional route. The aligners are near invisible, clear plastic. They are perfectly molded to your teeth, and you can go about your day without people noticing you have anything in your mouth at all. This feature makes this a great choice for adults and teens who don’t want the attention drawn to their mouths.
Does Invisalign work as well as braces?
So now that we covered the advantages that Invisalign has over traditional braces, let’s talk about their efficiency! Do they produce the same results?
Yes! They do. Unless you have an extremely complex orthopedic case, they not only can fix many of the same orthopedic issues that braces do, but they do it with the same results! And just like with braces, those who go through treatment keep their perfect smile long-term when they are consistent with their retainer wear. Some of the issues that Invisalign can usually correct are:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Issues caused by bite alignment such as underbite/overbite/crossbite
When you consider a 96% customer satisfaction rate, that can fit any person’s lifestyle, and how many advantages they have over metal braces, Invisalign seems like the easy choice!
If you are ready to get that picture-perfect smile, call Complete Dental Care today and ask if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign! (903)-474-8206