If you have ever looked at your reflection and found yourself wishing for a straighter, more perfect smile, the thought of braces has likely crossed your mind. You’d love to look in the mirror and feel confident about your smile, but there may be concerns holding you back. Perhaps you think you are too old for braces, that they will look strange, that you will need them for years or that they will be uncomfortable. Whatever the case, with today’s technology and orthodontic options, such concerns should never prevent you from achieving the smile of your dreams!
How do Invisalign Braces Work?
Invisalign braces can effectively address all the same issues as traditional braces, including problems with bite, spacing and crowding. This is accomplished through the use of clear retainers that gradually change and shift the teeth over time. It all begins with a 3D scan of your teeth to create the perfect fit, and a glimpse at where your teeth are now and where you can expect them to be after treatment. In addition, you can expect the following benefits:
Invisalign Boosts Self-Confidence
With clear retainers that eliminate the traditional braces look of metal and wire, Invisalign braces offer a far more aesthetically pleasing appearance. For adults and professionals, this is especially important, as having a mouth full of metal can lead to insecurity and decreased self-confidence, particularly in work environments.
Invisalign Uses a Shorter Treatment Timeline
In the case of traditional orthodontics, most patients wear their braces anywhere from 18 months to 3 years. That is a very long time commitment for hardware that is visually displeasing and uncomfortable. Not only is Invisalign more comfortable and less obvious, average treatment time is 12 months, with some patients requiring more or less time based on their specific dental issues.
Invisalign Doesn’t Affect Your Lifestyle
Another big advantage of Invisalign comes in its ability to fit seamlessly in with your current lifestyle. Ordinary braces require some dietary restriction such as avoiding candy, popcorn, apples and more. Furthermore, they are permanent until the day treatment is concluded. Conversely, Invisalign retainers are removable, meaning that patients can eat what they like, get the occasional break, and brush and floss normally.
With Invisalign technology, no one should avoid the opportunity to improve their smile. With clear, removable retainers and shortened treatment time, nearly all of your orthodontic concerns are easily addressed. To begin with an initial consultation, contact The Smile Spa, and request an appointment with Dr. Aimee Russo-Mounger.