Six Ways Invisalign® Seems Too Good to Be True - But Isn't!
Thanks to its growing popularity, you have probably heard a lot about Invisalign®. However, dentists make so many claims about the benefits of this orthodontic treatment that you may be highly skeptical. Surely they are exaggerating to bring in business, right? Actually, their claims are true! Though it may seem improbable, the treatment is quite revolutionary, as thousands of Invisalign patients can attest.
1. Invisalign® is just as effective as traditional braces.
When you choose Invisalign® treatment, your dentist will provide you with a series of clear aligner trays. Based on an advanced digital imaging system, these trays are custom fabricated to fit comfortably around your teeth. The computer system calculates the movement of your teeth so that each aligner gently yet effectively moves them into their new positions. Because Invisalign® treatment is so highly personalized, it is just as effective as traditional braces in treating most orthodontic problems, including malocclusion (misaligned bites). Typically, the only patients who may not benefit from Invisalign® are those with severe malocclusion or worn down teeth.
2. People won't notice you're wearing aligner trays.
Invisalign® trays are made of clear plastic that are nearly invisible, even at a close distance. The subtlety of Invisalign® treatment means that you can straighten your teeth without the embarrassment associated with traditional metal braces.
3. Invisalign® is more comfortable than traditional braces.
Traditional braces are notoriously uncomfortable; the metal brackets can irritate your lips and gums, and when the wires are tightened, it can cause immense discomfort and pressure on your teeth. In contrast, Invisalign® aligners have a smooth surface, making them much less bothersome. Additionally, although you may feel some mild pressure when you change to a new aligner tray, the discomfort is typically far less than that associated with metal braces.
4. Invisalign® is suitable for adults and teens.
Invisalign® is often a great option for adults who are embarrassed to wear braces later in life. However, teens can benefit equally from the treatment. In fact, Invsialign Teen® is geared specifically to meet the needs of younger patients; as parents know, teens are apt to lose things; with the Invisalign Teen® system, teenagers can receive up to six free replacement aligners with treatment. In addition, Invisalign requires fewer visits to the orthodontist than traditional braces, making it an ideal option for working adults and busy high school students.
5. Invisalign® can protect your dental health.
Because the aligner trays are removable, Invisalign® enables you to maintain better dental hygiene than traditional braces. If you choose braces, the metal brackets and wires can prevent thorough brushing and flossing. You may even complete your orthodontic treatment only to discover that your teeth are discolored or have areas of decay. Invisalign® aligners make thorough dental cleaning a breeze.
6. With Invisalign®, you can eat whatever you want.
If you have traditional braces, you are limited in what you can eat. Hard, crunchy foods can damage the braces, and foods such as popcorn or nuts can get caught underneath the wires. However, when you choose Invisalign®, you can take the aligners off while you eat, enabling you to enjoy your favorite foods for the duration of your treatment.
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Though it may seem too good to be true, Invisalign® is as beneficial as dentists claim. Find a dentist in your area to take advantage of this ground breaking orthodontic treatment.
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