Invisalign® is considered one of the best dental treatments for those looking to straighten their smile. It gives you all of the benefits of braces – without the braces! The days of bands and brackets are long gone.
1. They Are “Invisible” to Most People
Traditional braces are considered by many to be somewhat of an eyesore – but not Invisalign®. Because they are clear and specially molded to your teeth, others won’t even know they are there unless you tell them!
2. No Food or Drink Restrictions
Popcorn and corn on the cob are no longer a problem with Invisalign®. Simply take out the aligners before you eat, and it will suddenly feel like you never had them in, to begin with. Indulge in whatever you like – though, as a dental practice, we still can’t recommend too many gummy candies or sweets!
3. You Don’t Have to Limit Your Activities
While traditional braces can affect one’s ability to do things like playing certain instruments or sports, people who choose Invisalign® aligners don’t have that problem. Just like with eating foods that other braces prevent you from eating, Invisalign® can be removed to prevent limitations.
4. They Are Comfortable to Wear
If the thought of living with wires in your mouth sounds scary or uncomfortable, we don’t blame you! Thankfully, Invisalign® is both wire-free and worry-free. The special aligners are both custom-made and gentle, so there won’t be constant discomfort like there often is with traditional braces.
5. They’re Easy to Care For
Oral care is another reason that removable Invisalign® aligners are fantastic. Just take them out before you brush and floss as normal, then put them back in.
1. Set Up a Complimentary Consultation
If you’re considering Invisalign® as the next step in your oral health journey, let us guide you with a free consultation. During the appointment, we will be able to examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign® will be the best option for you.
2. A Custom Treatment Plan That Fits Your Needs
We believe treatment should be personalized just for you. For those going forward with getting Invisalign®, we will take images and make impressions of your teeth. This will help us to determine what your expected results will look like, give you an idea of the cost and different payment options, and how long it will take to get there. While it varies from person to person, Invisalign® treatment typically takes about a year for adults and eighteen months for teenagers.
3. Getting Your New Aligners Ready to Use
We will guide you every step of the way so that you can leave our office feeling confident in your knowledge of Invisalign® and how it is working to enhance your smile. You will need to wear aligners between 20-22 hours per day, so you should only remove them when necessary (but it is perfectly fine to do so!).
4. An Easy-to-Follow Schedule
Invisalign® is a set of aligners that will shift your teeth by about 1/10 mm each. This means that you have to switch out your aligners every two weeks until the process is complete to get the level of satisfaction that you expect and deserve.
5. A Smile You’ll Want to Share With the World
Once Invisalign® transforms your smile, you can go out there and show the world what you’ve got with confidence!
We live in a world where image is everything, and having a straight smile can make others view you in a better light, making you more confident and allowing you to truly love your smile. Looks aren’t everything, but if a straighter smile can boost your self-esteem, it can also motivate you to make other positive changes.
A Commitment to Oral Health
Those with straight teeth tend to have better oral health, overall. After your teeth have been treated with Invisalign®, they will be less susceptible to gingivitis and gum disease. They will also be easier to take care of, as they won’t get food and debris stuck as easily as before.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign®, contact Dr. Lu and Dr. Q in Edmond to set up your consultation today!