Orthodontic treatments have come a long way in recent years, with several options available to patients who want to improve their smiles. Both options are effective and have advantages, and at Hester and Morris Orthodontics, we can help you decide which is best for your individual needs.
Here are 3 things we love about Invisalign.
1. The look of Invisalign.
For one thing, Invisalign aligners are clear, making them virtually invisible and allowing patients to straighten their teeth without feeling self-conscious.
Not everyone wants to be seen in braces, so this is an excellent option for them. Many young adults are also choosing Invisalign due to their professional appearance.
They can straighten their teeth without the stigma of metal braces.
Teenagers also choose Invisalign because they like the look of a more natural smile.
For numerous teenagers involved in cheerleading, modeling, or pageants, possessing a stunning smile is a significant aspect of their self-assurance and individuality.
And with proms and homecomings quickly approaching, there are many photo opportunities in which braces might be seen. But not with Invisalign.
2. The dental benefits of Invisalign.
Another thing we love is that Invisalign aligners can be removed for cleaning, making them a more convenient option for many patients.
Patients with braces must adhere to a specific brushing routine to ensure that their teeth and gums remain healthy.
Even with brushing and flossing, some patients with braces can still have issues with decalcifications and cavities. The brackets and wires can make it difficult to get to certain areas of the mouth. Often patients with braces must go to the dentist more frequently to have their teeth cleaned and cavities treated.
The benefit of Invisalign is that patients can take them out for brushing and flossing because they are removable. This is a big advantage over traditional braces.
The dental hygienist also usually likes to see patients with Invisalign for the same reasons. Maintaining a clean mouth with Invisalign is easier, so there is a better chance for fewer cavities!
3. The eating is better with Invisalign.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners allow patients to enjoy their favorite foods without limitations or restrictions.
This is because the aligners can be removed before meals and put back in once the meal is finished.
For patients with braces, sticky, hard, or chewy foods are off-limits during treatment.
With Invisalign, there are no such restrictions, which can make the treatment process much less restrictive and more enjoyable.
And with Invisalign, there are no wires or brackets to pop off because of the patient's food choices. So bring on all of the Takis, the Skittles, and the chicken wings!
These are just three reasons why we love Invisalign at our office. If you would like to learn more, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, don't hesitate to get in touch with our office today.
We'd love to help you get started with Invisalign!