If you would like to straighten your crooked teeth or those of your teenager but don’t want to put up with traditional braces, call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 to schedule your consultation for Invisalign® today!
Dr. Nicole Hurcomb and our highly-motivated team of dental professionals help patients of all ages fix a variety of problems with their smile and bite at our South Bend, IN dentist office.
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, you’ll be able to enjoy the treatment’s many advantages over other teeth straightening options. We’ll expand on three of these perks below, but here’s a list of some of the most notable benefits of the clear aligner system:
- Discreet, so your orthodontic treatment can be your little secret
- Comfortable, due to the smooth design of the aligners
- Removable, so they won’t inconvenience your diet, oral hygiene, or special occasions
- Transparent, both literally and in terms of the observable work it is doing for your smile
- Fast-acting, providing shorter treatment times for certain cases
If Invisalign is not the best option for you, we can still help you improve the alignment of your chompers with another innovative orthodontic treatment called Fastbraces®. We will carefully assess your situation and help you determine the best course of treatment for you.
And if you have other smile flaws in addition to your crooked teeth, we can combine other cosmetic dentistry services and create a schedule with you so you can achieve the ideal smile you’ve always wanted with a customized smile makeover!
Experience 3 Major Perks Of Invisalign
Perhaps the most obvious advantage Invisalign offers over traditional braces is that you won’t have to put up with “metal mouth” for two years or more. Instead, this discreet orthodontic treatment uses a set of nearly invisible aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. With each set, you’ll get closer and closer to a beautiful, straight-toothed grin.
This factor is appealing to adults and teenagers alike. Whether you have to go in for an interview at your dream job or your teenager is worried about how the other kids at their school will react to their appearance, no one wants to feel self-conscious about their smile. With Invisalign, no one will be able to tell that cosmetic dental work is underway!
Because Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic and custom-made for individual patients, they are also very comfortable. Instead of the sharp edges of metal brackets and wires, your Invisalign treatment will sit flush against your teeth, taking up less room in your mouth and making it easier to get used to them.
The smooth surface of Invisalign also means that the inside of your lips and cheeks won’t be as prone to irritation or damage. If you or your teenager enjoy contact sports, this could be especially helpful!
Many patients also report that the transition from one set of Invisalign aligners involves less discomfort than the routine adjustments that traditional braces require.
Unlike the brackets of traditional braces that are bonded to your teeth and stay there until the treatment is complete, Invisalign is also removable. As long as you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, you should be able to achieve the teeth straightening effect you desire.
Obviously, this means that you can take your Invisalign out for special occasions. If you have a first date or your teenager wants to be extra sure no one will notice their orthodontic treatment during picture day, the aligners can easily be removed.
On top of this cosmetic perk, what you might not have thought about is what this means for you or your child in terms of convenience. Anyone who has ever had braces can tell you the major change the brackets and wires necessitate in terms of diet and oral hygiene. But with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners so you can brush and floss normally and continue to enjoy any food you like, including fall favorites like:
- Corn on the cob
- Deer jerky
- Caramel apples
- Pumpkin pie
- Halloween candies, including Starbursts, taffy, Sugar Daddies, and more
To learn more about how Invisalign can straighten your teeth without inconveniencing you in terms of confidence, comfort, or diet, talk to one of our friendly team members!
Say no to traditional braces and get the straight-toothed smile you’ve always dreamed of with Invisalign from Tulip Tree Dental Care! Call 574-208-5668, stop by our beautiful South Bend, IN dentist office in person, or use our online form to schedule or ask questions.