The Benefits of Invisalign
Are your teeth perfectly straight and properly spaced? If you are like most people, your answer to this question is “No.” The average person has at least one crooked tooth and a spacing issue or two. Instead of living with an unsightly smile, the better option is to straighten your crooked or improperly spaced teeth with Invisalign translucent aligners. These clear aligners are lauded by dentists and patients across the globe as they straighten teeth and move teeth into the right position in the mouth without a lengthy wait. Let’s delve into the merits of Invisalign clear aligners.
A Comfortable way to Straightening Your Teeth
The days of wearing ugly metal braces to straighten teeth are quickly fading away. Metal braces have been replaced by Invisalign translucent aligners. This is by far the most comfortable means of straightening teeth that have shifted out of alignment. Invisalign aligners consist of smooth plastic that fits against the teeth just right, making you feel as though there is nothing in your mouth. This is quite the contrast with unsightly and obtrusive braces that use metal brackets and wiring.
Why bother with wires that will press against your cheeks when comparably comfortable Invisalign clear aligners are available? Opt for Invisalign and all you’ll have to do is switch out one tray for another as teeth-straightening progresses. This means there is no need to suffer through the painful tightening of wires once each month as is necessary with braces.
Eat Your Favorite Foods!
Ask anyone who has used braces to straighten their teeth about the experience and you will find they were disappointed in the fact that braces prevent the enjoyment of specific foods. Patients who wear braces cannot eat foods that are crunchy and sticky such as popcorn, caramel, chewy candy, gum, corn-on-the-cob, etc. Even hard nuts are off limits when you wear braces. In fact, braces-wearers cannot chew through steak without problems. This is precisely why a growing number of patients are opting for Invisalign clear aligners.
Choose Invisalign and you won’t have to worry about braces’ brackets falling off when biting into food. Nor will you have to worry about chewy foods becoming stuck in and around your braces’ metal wires and brackets. There is no need to avoid specific foods when you use Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth. All you have to do is remove your Invisalign trays prior to eating or snacking, clean your teeth after eating and put the aligners back into position.
Cleaning Your Teeth is That Much Easier
Cleaning your teeth while wearing braces is challenging to say the least. Furthermore, those who wear metal braces often find their teeth are stained after the braces are removed. These patients might also find their teeth have cavities or their gums are plagued with gingivitis that will eventually lead to gum disease. The better approach is to use Invisalign clear aligners that empower you to clean your teeth in a truly comprehensive manner. Instead of trying to floss and brush around braces’ wires and brackets, Invisalign wearers simply remove their aligners and floss and brush without interference. All you must do to clean your Invisalign aligners is brush them with a toothbrush that has soft bristles or soak them in a specialized cleaning solution that disinfects the aligners.
No one Will Know You are Using Invisalign Aligners
If you are worried about people finding out you are using aligners to straighten your crooked or improperly spaced teeth, you are not alone. However, Invisalign aligners are nearly completely invisible, meaning no one will have any idea you are reliant upon aligners for teeth-straightening. In contrast, the metal braces used to straighten teeth are noticeable. Opt for Invisalign and you will have the confidence necessary to put your teeth on display at work or in other social settings without worrying about others’ judgment.
Invisalign Aligners are Removable
Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible so you won’t have any reason to remove them but for the times when you eat meals and snack. However, if necessary, you can remove your aligners whenever desired. As an example, if a special event arises such as a yearbook photo, a wedding, a first date or another important social outing in which you want to ensure your teeth are on full display without the slightest potential for anyone to know you are using aligners, you can simply remove them for a couple hours.
In general, dentists recommend Invisalign users wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. Continue wearing your aligners for this amount of time on a daily basis and you will find your teeth straighten in a year’s time or less.
A Smaller Investment of Time
Traditional metal braces take upwards of several years to straighten teeth. Some patients who have worn braces have stated they take five years to straighten teeth. Invisalign aligners usually take around a year’s time to straighten teeth and move them into the correct positions within the mouth.
Invisalign also requires less of a time commitment as they require fewer visits at the dentist’s office. As is often said, your time is your money. Why bother returning to the orthodontist over and over again for the correction of braces when you can simply insert a new Invisalign aligner tray when recommended by our dentist?
Invisalign Corrects Those Problematic Biting Issues
If you have an underbite, an overbite or an open bite, you can benefit from Invisalign clear aligners. This comes as a surprise to most people who have heard of Invisalign in passing and assume they are solely meant to straighten wayward teeth. Let Invisalign aligners work their magic on your teeth, and you will find your bite problems are rectified, ultimately reducing your gum irritation as well as wear along your teeth and tooth dysfunction.
Schedule an Appointment With Smile Hawaii
If you are looking for a new dentist or have not been to a dentist in the past six months, reach out to us today. We provide patients with Invisalign clear aligners along with crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implant restoration and plenty more. Our team is also here for you if you need a regular cleaning and exam.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and coordinate an appointment. You can reach our dental practice by phone at (808) 707-7445. If you prefer to reach us online, fill out our contact form and we will be in touch at our earliest convenience.