Invisalign is a fairly new technology in the world of orthodontia, debuting in 1997 and changing the lives of over 2 million people since. Unless your case is severe, Invisalign is a great option for perfecting your smile. Here are 5 reasons Invisalign is so popular:
1. Invisalign is invisable. Unfortunately, no one likes having a “brace face”. Especially for adults, the less-perceptible Invisalign has become popular because it does not stick out the way braces do. If you are meeting new clients, pursuing a romantic relationship, or relying on your smile in any other way to build and create professional relationships, you may want to avoid the unflattering look of braces. Many people associate braces with adolescence, and not necessarily in a nostalgic way. If you want to straighten and perfect your smile but don’t want braces, Invisalign may be right for you.
2. Invisalign can come off. Unlike braces that are stuck in place for the duration of your treatment, Invisalign can be removed when necessary. For brushing and flossing, this makes Invisalign a lot easier than braces. That’s why Invisalign users don’t experience the same yellowing effect on their teeth when their treatment is over. Most doctors recommend that Insisalign users keep their mouthpiece in place for 20-22 hours a day at a minimum. The more you take them off, however, the longer your treatment will take.
3.Invisalign protects your teeth and gums If you have ever known anyone with braces, you know what the metal can do to the inside of your mouth. The sharp wires of metal braces wear on your teeth and gums, which causes sores and cuts. In addition, the metal can actually cause cavities, demineralization, decay, and gum disease. Invisalign may cause damage to your mouth, but not as severe.
4. Invisalign straightens smiles quicker. Braces are adjusted less frequently than braces, which causes the treatment to last longer. With Invisalign users receiving adjustment every 2 weeks, their treatment yields the desired result in a shorter period of time than braces, in most cases.
5. Invisalign boosts self-confidence . For many people, braces affect their confidence negatively (especially in adolescents). Braces have a bad reputation for some reason, and although they create beautiful smiles eventually, for the years that a patient wears them they may experience feelings of self-doubt and embarrassment. While looks aren’t everything, Invisalign patients do not express the same grievances as braces wearers. In fact, Dr. Hepworth , voted the best dentist in Lehi, has observed that his patients who have opted for Invisalign have actually grown in self-confidence as their treatment has progressed. “Every appointment seems like another opportunity to see their smile and countenance brighten. It is amazing to watch.”
At Platinum Dental Care, we do not recommend Invisalign for everyone. Braces work better for some people who are also looking in to straightening their smile. However, if you are looking for a less-invasive way to perfect the look of your teeth, Invisalign in Utah may be perfect for you.
Dr. Chavez , a denist in Provo , is an expert in teeth-straightening. If you are interested in Invisalign in Provo, call Dr. Chavez’s office for a free consultation at 801-426-6255 . Platinum Dental Care is a premier provider for Invisalign patients, and we love seeing the changes in a person’s life as they improve the health and aesthetics of their smile.