- May 29, 2016
We all want a nice, straight smile, but not all of us want to put up with wearing braces for years on end, especially as an adult. If you’re of the age where you’re making your own dental decisions and you’re thinking about straightening your teeth you’ve probably considered Invisalign at least once.
Everyone knows why Invisalign is great: you can get that new look you’ve always wanted, and all without the metal braces! Not only that, but it’s also faster than traditional orthodontics. We’re proud to offer Invisalign at our Rochester dentist office not only for those great reasons, but also for quite a few you might not know about. There are quite a few more reasons to get Invisalign besides it just being invisible!
Invisalign Is Simple
Aside from not looking good, braces have a habit of really altering your life. They cut and tear at your cheeks, they restrict your diet, and keeping them clean is nearly impossible. None of those problems exists with Invisalign.
You have to wear your aligners for 22 hours out of every day if you want to get good results, but that leaves you two hours in which to eat and brush your teeth. You’ll be able to live life just like you were before beginning treatment all while still working your way toward a great new smile!
If you’re discreet enough about your Invisalign treatment there’s a good possibility no one will ever notice – just take them out before you eat and pop them in when you’re done!
“The Invisalign Diet”
We’ve noticed something interesting about Invisalign, and it’s been confirmed by a number of different studies: people who wear Invisalign tend to lose weight during treatment! It sounds a bit hard to believe, especially when your diet doesn’t have to change, but there is one catch to that rule.
When you’re wearing your aligners you can’t eat at all. That means you’re going without food any time except meals. A lot of us tend to gain weight not because we eat huge portions, but because we’re constantly snacking throughout the day. We grab candy from our coworkers, we snag a bag of chips from the vending machine, or we just munch on food absent-mindedly all the time!
If you want to get the predicted results from your Invisalign treatment you don’t have an option: you have to wear your aligners for all 22 hours of each day. Most patients choose to get a straighter smile over having a quick snack, and the results are amazing – all those extra calories are gone, and so are their waistlines.
This unexpected benefit is a truly amazing one, and you can only make it better by adding a new workout routine to the mix. Wouldn’t it be great to finally shed those pounds you’ve wanted to lose, all while working on a great looking new smile?
No Extra Hygiene Risks
It’s not uncommon for orthodontic patients to end up with cavities or gum disease at the end of their treatment. Those brackets and wires create plenty of spaces for plaque bacteria to hide, and they also make it really difficult to keep your mouth clean!
When the brackets come off you could have white demineralized spots on your teeth, inflamed gums, or even cavities in the difficult-to-clean spaces. Who would want to take that risk when Invisalign doesn’t have any of it?
When you’re wearing Invisalign aligners your teeth might be hidden behind plastic, but oral hygiene is still a breeze. You just have to brush your teeth twice a day, floss every night, and make sure you keep your aligners clean as well. With the proper, and not too difficult, care you won’t have to worry about any of the problems of traditional braces!
Want To Find Out How Invisalign Can Help You?
If you’re wondering how we can use Invisalign to perfect your smile you’re in luck – we use the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to model the results of your treatment instantly! You’ll be able to see your finished look before you even commit to treatment – what can be better than that?
We’re ready to show you all the benefits of Invisalign at Newingham Dental Center. All you have to do is give us a call to schedule a no-obligation consultation! You can reach our Birmingham office at 248-972-8720 or you can request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!