Provides A Crucial Confidence Boost
While the stigma of having braces is slowly going away due to so many people choosing to get them later in life, feelings of insecurity still exist for some. Invisalign clear aligners are nearly transparent and virtually invisible, made of a clear material that’s practically unnoticeable. This allows you to achieve your dream smile under the radar, and continue to smile and speak with confidence and conviction. Nothing feels better than being able to smile without fear, and knowing that your smile will only continue to get better with Invisalign’s advanced, customized treatment approach.
Your clear aligners don’t need much in terms of upkeep. While traditional metal braces require many appointments for proper maintenance, tightening, and sometimes even emergency visits for broken brackets or missing elastics, clear aligners are simply worn and switched out as determined. You will wear a set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next, and so on, with no tightening or adjustments involved. Your orthodontist will still be monitoring your progress, and any concerns will be addressed, but you’ll experience fewer dental office visits and far fewer adjustments throughout your treatment.
Your aligners are also very easy to clean. In order to make sure they remain clear and don’t begin to stain, make sure you clean your Invisalign at least twice per day for the best appearance, and optimal oral health. Bacteria can build up in your aligners if you aren’t diligent about cleaning. Brush your clear aligners with antibacterial soap and a clean toothbrush, then rinse with lukewarm water. Your orthodontist can also recommend Invisalign cleaning systems that you can soak your aligners in – you can discuss which option works best for you.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Clear aligners allow you to achieve a straight smile while maintaining a high standard of oral hygiene. While braces may leave dark yellow stains that take a few appointments to remove after your treatment has completed, clear aligners are removable for easy access to your teeth and gums, which allows for proper brushing and flossing.
Being able to take care of your teeth without anything in the way lessens your risk of developing cavities and tooth decay over time lowers the risk of other oral health issues such as halitosis and provides you with a white smile you’ll feel proud to show off. A combination of well-maintained oral hygiene and your new, straight smile will make you unstoppable!
Remember to always brush your clear aligners before putting them back in your mouth, especially if you’ve just brushed and flossed your teeth. Your aligners can be cleaned with a simple combination of antibacterial soap and a toothbrush and rinsed with warm water. Never use hot water to rinse your clear aligners as that risks them becoming warped and damaged.
No Dietary Changes
One of the biggest advantages Invisalign has to offer is its ability to be removed when needed. Your clear aligners have to be removed for eating and drinking anything outside of water, giving you the freedom to eat whatever your heart desires with no oral health consequences.
While you can indulge in all your favourites guilty and worry-free, make sure you prioritize your oral health in the process. Always brush your teeth before putting your clear aligners back in, and make sure your aligners have been cleaned, too. This will eliminate any bacteria, prevent staining of your teeth and Invisalign, and keep your oral hygiene in check. Also, being able to remove your aligners comes with conditions – while they can be removed for eating and drinking, make sure you’re still wearing them for a minimum of 22 hours per day for the best and fastest results!
Customized And Comfortable
Your clear aligners are designed with your exact needs kept in mind. Whether you’re trying to fix an overbite, deep bite, underbite, or correct a few misaligned teeth, your Invisalign will be created in a way that targets these issues at the source and fixes them with the utmost accuracy and precision. Your orthodontist will take moulds of your teeth, and supplement these moulds with x-rays so the manufacturer can identify exactly what issues you’re facing, and create your Invisalign to accurately treat them. With notes from your orthodontist describing the problems and outlining the treatment plan, x-rays, and moulds, your clear aligners will be entirely customized and aligned with your orthodontic goals.
Many patients report Invisalign clear aligners to be more comfortable than traditional braces once they’ve adjusted to wearing them. They’re extremely fitted, allowing you to go about playing sports and participating in other physical activities without worrying about them slipping or being misplaced. Even sports with some contact can continue as long as you’re careful, and have properly assessed the potential risks.