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7 Reasons to Try Invisalign

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Do you have crooked or improperly spaced teeth that you would like to fix? If so, Invisalign treatment may be right for you! Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to correct misaligned teeth. It is a discreet, comfortable, and an easy alternative to traditional metal braces. If you have been wanting to straighten your teeth, here are 7 reasons why you should try Invisalign treatment:

Similar Results to Metal Braces:

For many patients Invisalign treatment can achieve the same results as traditional metal braces. Some people are concerned about whether or not Invisalign can provide the same results as metal braces. Metal braces provide a low level of pressure using brackets and wires, Invisalign uses SmartTrack® material to apply pressure. Metal braces achieve pressure by tightening the arch wire, whereas Invisalign uses progressive aligners to gradually move teeth into their ideal position. The retention rates for metal braces and Invisalign are also comparable after treatment is completed, so you can be assured that your results will last.

Can Fix a Range of Issues:

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Invisalign treatment can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues that affect the teeth and bite. For example, Invisalign can correct overcrowding, gaps between the teeth, crooked or rotated teeth, and overlapping teeth. Invisalign can also be used to correct mild malocclusion, such as open bites, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. Invisalign can address most of the concerns that metal braces can, however some severe cases may require metal braces. Your dentist can examine your individual case and decide whether Invisalign is right for you.

Discreet:

Invisalign aligners are clear and practically invisible.  Their discreet appearance is one of the main reasons why people choose Invisalign aligners over metal braces. If you are self-conscious about your appearance, Invisalign may be the best orthodontic treatment option for you. Invisalign is also a popular option among adults who are seeking orthodontic treatment.

Comfortable:

Another reason to try Invisalign is that it is much more comfortable than metal braces. Metal braces can rub and cause irritation to the gums, cheeks, and lips. They can also make it difficult to eat and speak. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic material that is gentle on the gums and cheeks. Since this material is made to fit snugly around the teeth, it will not rub as much against the soft tissues in your mouth. The clear aligners are also removable, which means you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. This means that you won’t need to abide by any dietary restrictions when undergoing Invisalign treatment. It is important to note, however, that you can still expect to experience some minor discomfort when progressing to a new aligner. This is simply due to the pressure being used to move the teeth.

Easy:

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Invisalign is also an easy treatment to use. You simply need to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day and remove them when you eat, drink anything besides water, or brush your teeth. You will also need to visit your dentist every eight to ten weeks in order to get new aligners that will be switched out weekly. Compared to metal braces, some find Invisalign easier to use and maintain. You won’t need to worry about avoiding certain foods or drinks, and you can brush and floss your teeth normally without trying to navigate around metal brackets and wires. This helps to keep your teeth clean since you won’t need to worry about cleaning aroundmetal brackets or underneath arch wires. 

Saves Time:

Invisalign treatment may be quicker than metal braces for certain treatments. The exact length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your dental issue and how well you follow the Invisalign treatment plan. Typically, you spend less time at your dentist’s office because there won’t be any appointments for broken braces, should they occur.

Affordable:

Finally, Invisalign can be an affordable treatment option. Many people assume that Invisalign has a much higher cost than traditional metal braces. However, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to metal braces. The exact cost will depend on your individual case and dental insurance.

In Conclusion

In this blog, we have discussed seven reasons to try Invisalign treatment: similar results to metal braces, can fix a range of issues, discreet, comfortable, easy, saves time, and affordable. If you are considering orthodontic treatment and would like to learn more about Invisalign, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Chestnut Dental. One of our skilled and experienced orthodontists will be happy to evaluate your case and discuss whether Invisalign is right for you. Contact us today to get started on your journey to a straighter smile!

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