Invisalign® aligners have transformed orthodontics. If you’ve never been happy with your smile because of problem teeth, you can solve many of those issues with the Invisalign system. It’s safe and efficient; more than 8 million people have used this approach for their smile makeover.
Instead of a mouth full of metal that includes painful wires and brackets, you receive sets of clear aligners made of a patented plastic material that you switch out every two weeks during treatment. Instead of a gunmetal smile, you have a clear, clean smile during your treatment; the aligners are invisible.
At Union Square Dental, our team has treated hundreds of patients with the Invisalign system. The Invisalign approach offers many advantages over traditional orthodontics.
Here are 8 great reasons to choose Invisalign:
1. Invisible treatment
An obvious benefit of Invisalign is that they’re clear plastic; when others look at you, they won’t know you’re wearing the aligners. The treatment allows you to smile with confidence throughout your straightening process.
2. Aligners can be removed for cleaning and eating
You won’t get food stuck in metal wires and brackets as with traditional braces. While we recommend that you keep them in for 22 hours a day, you can pop them out when you eat or brush your teeth.
3. Cleaner teeth
Metal braces hinder proper dental hygiene. Flossing is problematic with wires running through metal brackets on your teeth. With Invisalign, you can keep your teeth white and bright as you straighten them since the aligners can be removed for cleaning.
4. More comfortable
Sometimes the metal wires can poke into the sensitive tissue inside your mouth, and you need another dental visit to have them moved. With Invisalign, the smooth plastic is a balm for the inside of your mouth.
Traditional braces can be painful when wires are tightened at dental appointments. New aligners are snug but not painful.
5. Efficient correction of smile imperfections
Invisalign can correct most of the same issues as traditional braces, including:
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
No matter your issue, the odds are that Invisalign can help.
6. Customized for you
Invisalign takes advantage of modern technology. Once we take an impression of your teeth using advanced digital imaging, the Invisalign lab custom manufactures your aligners specifically for your mouth. They’re individually trimmed to your gumline. Other, over-the-counter aligners fail in this area and deliver mediocre and uncomfortable results because they aren’t expertly designed for your mouth.
Invisalign contains no BPA or latex. It’s safe and effective — and definitely more comfortable than braces.
8. A self-confidence boost
Teenagers love Invisalign and embrace the revolution in orthodontia practice that it’s created. With Invisalign, you can ensure that your teen has one less thing to be anxious about, giving them at least one thing to smile about.
If you’re a busy adult trying to make a good impression at your workplace, having metal braces is a distraction not only to you, but also to your clients and colleagues. If you missed the braces boat as a child, you can make up for the lapse as an adult with Invisalign, and do it discreetly.
If you’d like to explore your options with Invisalign, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Union Square Dental or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.