If you have from crooked or crowded teeth and dream of a perfect smile, Invisalign is a discreet, affordable straightening solution. Invisalign uses a system of clear aligners that subtly shift your teeth into their correct position. Depending on your treatment needs, you could be smiling with confidence in just 18 to 24 months.
At Docbraces, we know the decision to straighten your teeth as an adult is a personal choice that requires careful thought. As you consider your different straightening options, these are 10 important Invisalign benefits to keep in mind:
Invisalign is a modern, teeth-straightening solution that’s completely discreet. Unlike conventional metal braces, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners to slowly shift your teeth into correct alignment. Only you and your orthodontist will know that you’re using Invisalign.
At the end of the day, cost is often a major deciding factor for our patients. That’s why at Docbraces, we offer payment plans without any interest charges or credit check requirements. We also offer a payment option called “direct billing” that takes the amount covered by your insurance provider “off the top” and spread the remaining fee across a flexible payment schedule. This means you don’t have to go through the hassle of submitting insurance claims for reimbursement each month and you immediately enjoy the full policy benefit upfront. Our goal is to help keep treatment affordable so everyone can achieve their dream of a straighter smile.
What would your life be with straighter teeth? Would you smile and laugh more often without fear of embarrassment? Would you finally ask that special someone out on a date? Would you walk into your next business presentation with confidence? You do not have to live your life with an embarrassing overbite or tooth gap. When you invest in Invisalign treatment, you are not just investing in a straighter smile. You’re investing in a new, more confident version of you.
Invisalign uses clear, acrylic aligners that can be removed easily at any time. Unlike braces which are permanently on your teeth, Invisalign’s aligners can be taken off during mealtimes and at night when brushing your teeth. While the aligners are virtually invisible, there may be times you still feel a bit self-conscious about wearing them, like right before a big interview or date. Good news: you can pop the aligners off for an hour and then put them right back in– no one will ever know! Keep in mind that for the aligners to be effective, you do need to wear them on average for 20 to 22 hours each day, including sleeping with them in at night.
One of the drawbacks to getting braces is that they are notoriously difficult to keep clean. Even when you carefully follow a “braces-friendly food” diet, you may still find yourself with food particles trapped between the brackets, wires and your teeth. You’ll need to floss and brush after every meal, and may need to use special floss picks because of your braces. With Invisalign, you can simply pop your aligners out for quick cleaning with your standard toothbrush and floss. There’s no need to worry about special cleaning.
If you’ve had braces in the past or know someone who has, then you’ll also know there’s a seemingly endless list of foods you can’t eat or drink. Anything sticky, sugary, gummy or hard is on the “don’t eat” list. With Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about what you can or cannot eat– everything is still an option! Simply remove your aligners before a meal for no-fuss eating and drinking.
7. Save time with fewer appointments.
With braces, most patients will need to see their orthodontist at least once per month to have their wires tightened and brackets change. While these appointments are necessary, they can also become a frustrating strain on your schedule. With Invisalign, you’ll receive several aligner sets at once. You’ll only need to see your orthodontist every 4-6 weeks for a quick progress check and update. Fewer appointments save you valuable time.
8. Comfort comes first.
Braces have a reputation for being a bit uncomfortable to wear thanks to all those metal wires and brackets. As an adult, this discomfort can be especially frustrating. You’re trying to focus on a critical task at work but a metal bracket or wire is rubbing your inner cheek and causing pain! Invisalign’s clear aligners are different. These smooth, plastic aligners are comfortable to wear since there are no painful metal wires or brackets hurting your gums. While some soreness is normal when you switch aligner sets, in general, most patients find this to be only a minor inconvenience that fades after a day.
9. Safe and effective for adults of all ages, including adults over 40.
When it comes to getting Invisalign, age is truly just a number. There is no upper age limit for Invisalign. Our orthodontists frequently treat patients in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Some of these patients had traditional metal braces when they were younger but their teeth have shifted over the years. Other patients did not have braces when they were younger and have always dreamt about straighter teeth.
10. Protect your long-term oral health.
Crooked teeth that are crowded into a small space are more difficult to clean. Food is more likely to become trapped in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, increasing the risk for tartar build up and gum disease– not to mention bad breath! When you straighten your teeth with Invisalign, they’ll be easier to floss and brush, reducing the risk for serious oral health problems that could lead to tooth loss as you age. Moving your teeth into their proper position reduces the risk for gum disease and tooth loss.
Ready to realize your dream of straighter teeth? Contact your local Docbraces orthodontist to schedule a free consultation today.