Invisalign® is changing everything you think you know about adult braces.
Are you sick of living with gapped teeth, crooked teeth, or misaligned teeth? Then do something about it! At Tulip Tree Dental Care in South Bend, IN, we’re proud to offer Invisalign as an 21st century alternative to adult braces.
Our patients love Invisalign because it can correct your smile without the stigma and discomfort attached to traditional adult braces. So in today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to tell you more about the Invisalign revolution and how you can join it to beautify your smile Let’s get started!
Invisalign is a Revolution in Orthodontic Treatment
Traditional orthodontic treatments all use a few common elements. With braces, brackets are attached to your teeth and wires are used to realign your teeth. The treatment generally requires frequent orthodontist appointments to have your braces tightened and adjusted. The process can often take a couple of years to deliver results.
Invisalign is entirely different. There’s no metal placed in your mouth, so there’s no wires or brackets to worry about. Instead you wear a series of clear, plastic aligners over your teeth. These aligners are custom designed to realign your teeth in a gentle and comfortable manner. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and then you graduate onto the next aligner. The entire process is a comfortable way to improve your smile and your self-esteem.
Invisalign is Ending the Stigma and Discomfort Attached to Braces
For most adults, the stigma of wearing metal braces is too great to seriously contemplate undergoing traditional adult braces. No one really wants to walk into their workplace or social setting while displaying a mouthful of metal. The metal braces could make you look inexperienced or even immature.
Invisalign has put an end to the stigma associated with with adult orthodontics. Your Invisalign aligners are clear, so they are virtually invisible when you’re wearing them. They are also removable if you need to look great at a wedding, graduation party, or other special occasion. That means no looking at photos years later and being reminded of your “brace face”
Invisalign is also a more comfortable orthodontic treatment than traditional adult braces. Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to realign your teeth, an unfortunate side-effect of this hardware is that it can scratch and cut the inside of your mouth. Plus traditional braces continually have to be tightened, which is never a comfortable proposition.
Invisalign aligners are smooth and metal-free, so there’s much less risk of scratching or cutting your mouth. Plus there’s no uncomfortable tightenings to worry about, you simply move onto your next aligner.
Invisalign is the Convenient Option for Orthodontic Treatment
The entire Invisalign process is not only comfortable, it is also far more convenient than traditional braces. Take eating as an example. When it comes time to eat when you’re wearing Invisalign clear braces, you simply take out your aligner. Then you can eat whatever you want with absolutely no restrictions. That means pizza, chewy candies, corn-on-the-cob, and steak are still on the menu!
Compare that to traditional braces that feature metal brackets and wires that can make eating into an absolute pain. An erratic bite could get tangled in the wires of your braces or even knock a bracket right off a tooth. Ouch!
Invisalign’s removable natures also benefits you when it comes time to brush your teeth. You simply take off your aligner before following your normal oral health routine. Brushing your teeth can be time-consuming in traditional braces as you try to maneuver your brush around brackets and wires. Then you have to use a special type of floss and try not to get it tangled in your braces. Plus you have to worry about yellow stains being left behind on your teeth after your brackets are removed.
Plus Invisalign treatment only takes about a year for most adults. Traditional adult braces generally require twice as much time to realign your teeth. Who’s got time for that? Invisalign is fast, comfortable, and convenient.
Join the Invisalign Revolution
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign? We can help you determine if Invisalign is right for your smile right here in Michiana. So schedule a consultation at Tulip Tree Dental Care in South Bend, IN! You can reach our office at 574-208-5668 or use this online form.