Greetings, from all of us at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R!
We hope the new year is off to a great start for you!
We also want to make sure 2018 is a great year for your smile. One of the ways we can make that a reality for you is with Invisalign, just one of several orthodontic treatment options available to you in our Boca Raton, FL dental office.
Today, we’re sharing some little-known benefits of choosing Invisalign to straighten your smile over more traditional methods.
What You Should Know About Invisalign
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that uses clear plastic aligners to gently move your teeth into their rightful position. Like braces, Invisalign is an effective choice for many patients.
But unlike braces, Invisalign offers certain benefits that make it an idea choice, especially for adults who’ve always wanted a straight smile.
You wear the aligners for most of the day, taking them out only when it’s time to eat or clean your teeth. Instead of monthly visits to the orthodontist to have your wires tightened, you simply change out your aligners every couple of weeks until your treatment is complete.
How Invisalign Differs From Traditional Braces
While both methods are effective for straightening your teeth, there are some surprising advantages to choosing Invisalign.
Invisalign Makes Eating More Comfortable & Enjoyable
Traditional braces come with certain restrictions when it comes to your food choices.
To avoid tooth decay, you’d have to be extra cautious about foods and other treats that tend to stick around long after you’ve consumed them.
Sticky substances like gum, toffee, and caramel should be avoided, for example, because they can easily get stuck in your braces.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so you don’t have to limit or modify your diet! You can take them out at mealtime and when it’s time to brush and floss for comfortable, easy care.
Invisalign Won’t Draw Attention To Your Orthodontic Treatment
There’s something about knowing you’re not alone that makes wearing metal braces more bearable for younger patients. You may not like the way you look while wearing braces, but it’s comforting to go through it along with many of your friends and classmates.
Adults, however, don’t like the idea of being the only person in the office or boardroom who looks like a preteen.
It’s another appealing quality of Invisalign treatment. The clear aligners are nearly invisible, hence the name!
Unless you point them out to people, it’s unlikely they’ll even notice you’re wearing them at all.
Invisalign Doesn’t Involve Painful Brackets & Wires
Traditional braces have been around for a long time, and that’s because they work! But they do take some getting used to.
For example, wires and brackets can have sharp edges that poke the inside of your cheeks and lips. Along with that, some patients complain about soreness for a day or two each time the wires have to be tightened.
These are incredibly small prices to pay in the grand scheme of things, but some people may prefer a more comfortable orthodontic option like Invisalign. The smooth plastic aligners use gentle pressure to move teeth into the right position and won’t poke the soft inner tissues of your mouth.
Invisalign Is Often A Faster Treatment
Ordinarily, you’d have to wear braces for a couple of years. Invisalign, on the other hand, can often be completed in about a year.
Working adults find this appealing because it’s less disruptive to their busy schedules and requires fewer appointments over time.
Invisalign Treatment Is Just As Effective!
Invisalign isn’t right for everyone, which is why we’re proud to still offer more traditional orthodontic treatment. Brackets and wires continue to provide patients with effective treatment that’s appropriate for more complicated bite alignment issues.
But if you’re looking to straighten crooked teeth, Invisalign is just as successful in giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Schedule A Consultation For Invisalign!
Our dentists, Dr. Wohlgemuth and Dr. Rothstein, are both highly-trained professionals who specialize in orthodontics.
Their commitment to continuing education and training allows our team in Boca Raton, FL to stay on the cutting edge of technology and offer wide-ranging treatment options for patients who want a straight, beautiful smile!
Invisalign is a unique orthodontic treatment because it offers you an alternative to the traditional braces you tend to associate more with a younger demographic. College students and professional adults who long for solutions to their crooked teeth deserve options that don’t compromise their appearance, lifestyle, or schedule.