Any time of year is a good time to be thankful for Invisalign. This innovative alignment method uses incredible technology to shift teeth into position. The trays are customized for every patient with the entire treatment plan laid out from the start. Each set of aligners moves a few teeth at a time and trays are switched out about every two weeks. Start now and, by this time next year, you’ll have a brand new smile to be thankful for.
1. The trays are practically invisible.
Many people think braces are the domain of teenagers, but adults want straight smiles too. Invisalign has made it possible for millions of adults to discreetly get an aligned smile. The clear, customized trays are smooth, thin, and fit snugly against the teeth. After an initial adjustment period, you’ll get used to them being there and no one will ever notice you’re wearing the trays unless you point them out. That means no interference with work, school, play, or otherwise.
2. The aligners are removable.
One of the biggest perks of Invisalign is that the trays are removable. Wearers of traditional braces are stuck with their brackets and wires permanently until they’re removed. When those moments arise when you’re over your trays – and they will arise – you can remove them for a few minutes to get a break.
3. You can eat whatever you want.
When patients have the option to choose conventional braces or Invisalign, one of the biggest draws of Invisalign is that there are no food restrictions. Because the trays must be removed for every meal and snack, you can dig into your favorite foods without worrying about damaging brackets or wires. The only caveat is that you must clean your teeth thoroughly after eating before putting the aligners back in place so food and bacteria do not become trapped.
4. Your teeth will be healthier.
When you finally commit to Invisalign treatment, your teeth slowly but surely move into proper alignment. This means not only that your smile will look better, it means that your teeth will be positioned correctly so they are easier to clean. When flossing and brushing are more thorough, you have a lower risk of developing tooth decay or other oral health problems. Straight smiles, simply enough, are healthier smiles.
5. Treatment only takes about a year.
Every patient is different but, in most cases, treatment takes about one year to complete. Some people, depending on the complexity of their case, can be done in as little as six months. If a year of commitment for Invisalign feels like a lot, know that you will only be putting in half the time of someone who wears conventional braces. That’s a win.
Ready to learn more about Invisalign and find out if you’re a good candidate for this treatment? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Charmaine Johnson, Fort Lauderdale Invisalign provider at Premier Smile Center, and learn about our special offer.