Invisalign® treatment consists of wearing a series of clear aligners designed to move your teeth little by little into their ideal positions. Whether you’re new to orthodontics or had braces when you were younger, Invisalign aligners are a great option for achieving the smile of your dreams. To learn if you’re a candidate for clear aligners, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with our Invisalign dentist in Hobart, IN.
In the meantime, here’s why so many people choose Invisalign aligners for their orthodontic journey.
Clear Aligners are Discreet
The main advantage of Invisalign aligners is that they’re clear and discreet. This means that most people won’t even realize that you’re wearing your clear aligners unless you tell them or they’re standing close.
For many patients, being able to wear clear aligners gives them confidence during orthodontic treatment. Invisalign aligners are perfect for patients who may feel self-conscious with traditional metal braces.
No Dietary Restrictions
People with metal braces have to avoid foods that are sticky and/or difficult to chew. Otherwise, they risk damaging their metal wires and brackets. The good news is that you won’t face these same dietary restrictions if you choose Invisalign aligners.
Clear orthodontic aligners from Invisalign are removable, which gives you the freedom to eat whatever you want. The only caveat is that you’ll need to brush your teeth after eating to avoid staining your clear aligners. For this reason, it’s a good idea to carry a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste with you while you’re at work, school, or on the go.
Keep in mind that you’ll need to wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours per day. Avoid snacking between meals to ensure you’re wearing your aligners as directed by our dentist.
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
We understand the temptation to skip flossing with metal braces. Without a floss threader, it can be a hassle to slide the floss under the archwire to get around each individual tooth. Unfortunately, this often causes patients to neglect their oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment.
Since Invisalign clear aligners are removable, you won’t face this same issue. Simply remove your aligners before you brush and floss.
Invisalign is Safe and Effective
We recommend avoiding direct-to-consumer aligners. Many of these brands try to cut doctors out of the orthodontic process so they can slash costs. Other brands may have company a dentist that approves each treatment plan, but are only available through phone call or online message.
While direct-to-consumer aligners may promise fast results at a lower price, it’s not worth the risk to your dental health. In some cases, unsupervised orthodontic treatment can cause irreversible damage to the teeth, jaws, and bite.
If you’re interested in clear aligner therapy, please schedule an appointment with Ridgewood Dental. One of the benefits of Invisalign treatment is that you’ll receive personalized orthodontic care and supervision from our qualified dentist.