Millions of people have benefitted from Invisalign. Is it time you joined them?
An alternative to traditional wire braces, Invisalign has grown in popularity as an effective way to correct misaligned teeth and other orthodontic issues. In fact, more than 11 million people have used Invisalign aligners to successfully straighten their teeth!
Made of clear BPA-free plastic, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. To begin the process, an Invisalign-trained dentist takes a 3D impression of your mouth and teeth alignment, which will then be used to create a custom-made aligner. Over time, this aligner will gently pull your teeth into the proper position.
If you’re thinking of joining the millions of Invisalign users, talk to a dental professional at Espire Dental about why Invisalign could be right for you. In the meantime, here’s a primer on the top reasons you should consider getting Invisalign.
Your dentist will discuss whether Invisalign is a viable option for your orthodontic issue. Keep in mind that some complex orthodontic misalignments can only be treated with braces. However, Invisalign, in general, can correct crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. The six top advantages of Invisalign include:
It’s Less Noticeable. Let’s be honest, wearing wire braces might make you feel self-conscious and less confident in social situations. But the clear plastic aligners of Invisalign cannot be detected by the naked eye, making them a perfect option for adults and teens who’d rather not draw any attention to the fact that they’re wearing orthodontics.
No Food Restrictions. Brace wearers typically have to avoid certain foods, like sticky candy, gum, and popcorn that can get stuck in the wires. Because you can remove Invisalign before you eat, you can pretty much chow down on whatever you’d like. You will still have to brush your teeth and clean the aligner tray after you eat before you put it back into your mouth, but that’s a small price to pay for enjoying the foods you love.
Fewer Office Visits. Nobody loves visiting the dentist! With Invisalign, you don’t need as many office appointments as you would with braces. Because you receive a new set of custom-made aligners every one to two weeks, depending upon your preference, you would only need to see your dentist every six to eight weeks, compared to every four to six weeks for braces.
Quicker Treatment Time. Depending upon the misalignment that you’re correcting and how often you get a new set of aligners, Invisalign works between 12 to 18 months. In some mild cases, treatment time can even take just three to eight months. Braces typically require an average treatment length of two years. To be effective, however, you must wear your aligner between 20 to 22 hours each day.
Easier Oral Care. With Invisalign aligners, you brush and floss as you normally would. With braces, brushing and flossing is much more difficult, which can lead to discolorations of the teeth if you don’t remove all the plaque. You will have to take special care of your Invisalign tray by rinsing after eating and soaking it in a dental cleanser when not in use.
Not Just For Appearance’s Sake. The main advantage of Invisalign is its inconspicuous appearance and ability to correct orthodontic flaws. But did you know that Invisalign can also fix a number of oral health problems? Crooked teeth can sometimes lead to gum disease as well as bruxism, a damaging grinding of the teeth that wears away tooth enamel. Aligners put teeth in their proper position so your teeth and gums stay healthy and remain less prone to decay.
Let’s Talk More About Invisalign
Schedule an appointment at Espire’s La Mesa location today! Our highly trained dentists can discuss with you about how Invisalign can work for you. Don’t live near our La Mesa, CA office? Find one of our other locations near you.
La Mesa, CA
8555 Fletcher Parkway
La Mesa, CA 91942