Everyone who chooses Invisalign for their orthodontic treatment does so for very personal reasons. What it often comes down to is a desire to avoid anything to do with conventional metal braces – and that’s a perfectly good reason. Here are just some of the rationales for saying no to traditional braces and yes to the freedom of Invisalign.
Avoid Brackets and Wires
Anyone who knows anything about braces knows that the brackets and wires of a conventional course of orthodontics are permanently attached to your teeth. If your treatment lasts for two years, those brackets and wires will last that long too.
Besides Invisalign treatment often taking a fraction of the time of regular metal braces, there is no permanent hardware on your teeth throughout the treatment. The aligners are easily removable. Plus, Invisalign is smooth and comfortable. No jabbing into the tender flesh of your cheeks or lips like metal brackets and wires are known to occasionally do.
Enjoy Removable Braces
As already mentioned, Invisalign aligners can be removed at any time to allow you the freedom to escape from the confines of your braces a few times a day. There are no permanent fixtures. The clear aligners are removed for every cleaning and every meal. If you have a special occasion or photo op that you would prefer to be braces-free, the aligners can be removed then too (though, ideally, only briefly).
Bottom line: You have freedom and flexibility when you wear Invisalign. There are no brackets getting in the way of your daily life or interfering with your appearance.
Wear Practically Invisible Aligners
Invisalign takes some getting used to in the beginning, as does any orthodontic treatment. However, once you figure out how to make the appliances work and fit them into your regular schedule, you’ll appreciate their invisibility factor.
Invisalign was designed with busy adults in mind – adults who want to straighten their teeth but go about their responsibilities and obligations without screaming to the world, “Hey, look at me! I’m wearing braces!” The aligners are slim, clear, and do not interfere with how you work, live, or play.
Eat Whatever You Want
One of the biggest complaints that braces-wearers have is the inability to eat the foods they love. Chewy, sticky, and crunchy are off-limits for the duration of the treatment if you don’t want to visit your Woodinville orthodontist every day to repair the brackets and wires such foods can destroy.
Invisalign has a strict rule: Remove aligners for all meals and snacks. That means you can eat whatever you want, whenever you feel like taking out your appliances. There are no food restrictions, and when you’re living by adhering to the rules of your orthodontist, this freedom is oh so sweet.
Can Invisalign Work for You?
Ultimately, your candidacy for Invisalign will come down to what you want and what your orthodontist deems appropriate. Depending on the position of your teeth and where they need to move to, you could be a good patient for several types of orthodontic treatment.
Find out whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Contact Soleil Orthodontics in Woodinville, Washington, to schedule your appointment.