Do you remember to treat yourself during the holiday shopping season? While many of us do (who can resist?) others may find themselves solely focused on all the people in their life that they love. Now is an excellent time to reward yourself for a year full of hard work, and for your tendency to always put others first.
If you are self-conscious about your teeth and your less-than-straight smile, Invisalign might be the ultimate gift you can give to yourself this year, and for many years to come.
A Different Approach to Orthodontic Treatment
Invisalign was created initially with adults in mind. Many people would like to have a straighter smile, yet they do not feel comfortable with having braces as an adult. While braces are an excellent and effective way to move your teeth, some people feel self-conscious about wearing them. Since Invisalign aligners are clear, they are much less noticeable when they are worn. For many working adults, this is an exceptional advantage of this system.
What Aligners Can Do
Aligners are effective on a wide range of alignment issues including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Overbites, underbites, and other bite issues
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
Invisalign is an excellent option for patients with mild to moderate issues with their smiles. The custom-designed series of aligners are each created to wear for a few weeks at a time. Each time you change aligners, you will know you are one set closer to having the straight smile you are seeking.
Prioritize Your Oral Health
From the start, your Invisalign specialist will design a customized treatment plan for your mouth alone. This plan evaluates the alignment of your teeth and determines where they need to move. Your personalized Invisalign aligners will shift a handful of teeth at a time, making gentle but consistent efforts to align your smile.
Perks Beyond Achieving a Straight Smile
Invisalign patients all experience many benefits during treatment that goes beyond just achieving a straight smile after treatment. Invisalign is accompanied by unique benefits including:
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and allow you to acquire a beautiful smile without putting your life on hold or feeling the embarrassment of wearing metal braces.
Fewer food restrictions.
Still being able to eat crunchy or chewy foods whenever you want. Simply remove the aligners before eating and then place them back in after you have adequately cleaned your teeth.
Easier to care for than braces.
Taking out your aligners is simple, and they are extremely low maintenance to care for. Brush your aligners, brush your teeth, and then replace the aligners back onto your teeth. When done correctly, Invisalign is far less likely to cause cavities or other damage to your teeth.
When compared, there is far less pain during Invisalign treatment than traditional metal braces. Traditional braces have the risks of brackets popping free, scrapes or cuts on the gums or inside of the lips, and discomfort. Invisalign provides an overall less painful experience.
While going through treatment, you will have to remove your aligners before consuming anything other than water. Many patients are surprised to learn how often they used to absentmindedly snack on food during the day. Smarter snacking and better food choices may even come with the benefit of shedding a few pounds during treatment.
Find Out What Aligners Could Do For You
Don’t forget to add yourself to your list this year. The best way to know if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consultation. With Invisalign, you could have that new smile in as little as 12 months, and a perfect Christmas smile by the end of 2019. To get started, schedule an appointment with Hinsdale Dentistry today.