Hello and welcome back to the Really Smile blog!
Today we want to talk about the benefits of Invisalign metal-free “braces.” Generally we associate braces with young people.
The image that most readily springs to mind is of teenagers who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile. This is certainly an important role of Invisalign, but it is not our primary focus for you.
At Really Smile we utilize Invisalign to help us improve the oral health of adult patients who would prefer to enjoy their natural teeth for the rest of your life.
Maybe you can relate!
Read on to hear all about the possibilities of Invisalign, and then make sure you follow up with us to schedule your adult orthodontic consultation in our Carmel, Indiana office.
The Big Benefits Of Invisalign
Invisalign helps you achieve the same smile goals that classic metal braces would have delivered. That said, it goes about it in a much different way.
For one thing, Invisalign does away with the awkward metal brackets and wires that used to be part and parcel of the process.
Rather than subjecting you to that, this technique makes the magic happen through a series of clear plastic aligner trays.
These aligners are switched out by you every two weeks or so until treatment wraps up in only about 12 months. No painful in-office adjustments for you. And no waiting 2-3 years for your transformation to happen.
What’s more, your aligners won’t be noticed by anyone and they are way more comfortable to wear than old-school metal braces.
They aren’t permanently attached so you can pop them out whenever it makes sense. That makes meals more fun. And cleaning your equipment will be a snap. No food restrictions or weird tools will be part of the plan.
Invisalign is a pleasant and painless way to improve your smile as a grown-up. We are fond of pointing out to our adult patients that Invisalign also boosts your oral health by eliminating some serious obstacles.
A Bad Bite
If you have an overbite, that will detract from your smile. But worse than that, it can place additional stress on your teeth and lead to worn-down or cracked teeth that will need to be repaired.
Invisalign addresses your bite issues thereby doing away with the need for cosmetic treatments later.
A Crowded Smile
Crowded teeth aren’t good for your look, but they pose more than a purely cosmetic problem. This can actually increase your chances for gingivitis and full-blown periodontal disease.
That’s because teeth that are that close together are difficult to keep clean. Bacteria is better able to hide from your brush and floss.
Plus, plaque can build up and cause inflammation and infection once it slips below the gumline. Tooth loss and other health issues can follow.
Lucky for you, Invisalign can repair your crowded condition.
A Spacey Situation
If your teeth are gapped it can affect your speech. What’s more, your individual teeth will not be protected by the surrounding teeth. This increases the risk of your tooth loss and more. Close the gaps with Invisalign and save your natural smile!
You Make The Call!
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign and to find out if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment, call our Carmel, IN office today at 317-597-8748. Or feel free to contact us online instead!