One of the things that people are mostly judged on as far as physical appearance goes, is their smile. The most important features of a “pretty smile” are clean and straight teeth. Having a beautiful smile is not only better for one’s oral health but having a great smile allows you to walk around life with a lot more confidence in your everyday life too.
Whether you are fourteen years old and looking to have your teeth straightened, or forty and you could finally afford to do something about your embarrassing smile, Kiefer Family Dental thinks that Invisalign may be a great choice for you. Many people love the choice of Invisalign for many reasons and are actually choosing it over braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a well-known, and perhaps the most popular brand of clear aligners for your teeth. It is the breakthrough technology that lets you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle of braces.
By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you’ll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile. Pretty much like standard braces. But unlike conventional metal braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual.
The average Invisalign clear aligner course of treatment takes about a year.
Positives of Invisalign
We know that wearing braces can sometimes be embarrassing for some. This is true for those who are wanting to correct their teeth even though they are older. This is one of the more common reasons why people choose Invisalign.
Invisalign is clear so people never realize that you are even wearing them. Braces are made of metal and can leave the user feeling unattractive and self-conscious. Unfortunately, this means others not only notice the braces but may notice you feel uncomfortable wearing them. Because Invisalign are clear braces, it makes it very hard for others to even notice that you are even wearing them. They allow the wearer to feel more comfortable and confident because they know that nobody can really see them.
Safety is another benefit of Invisalign. It greatly reduces the damage to both your teeth and gums. Most traditional braces have wires that end up scratching and cutting the inside of your mouth. Who really wants that? Invisalign braces that are clear are also smooth. They are comfortable and they do not have any of the jagged metal brackets or wires that end up damaging your mouth.
Another benefit of clear aligners is that Invisalign braces are more comfortable than traditional metal braces. When people have traditional braces, they typically cannot eat a lot of different foods. When you have Invisalign braces, you have the choice to take them off to eat and drink.
How amazing is that? This means you can eat just about anything with them. No restrictions! It’s a very easy process which makes them a lot more comfortable. With braces, you are stuck. There is no taking them off. Many times these foods that you are not supposed to eat get eaten, and it can actually mess with and even break your metal braces.
And then there is that the treatment involving Invisalign is considerably shorter in time Traditional braces can typically be kept on for three-five years. Sometimes they can be on for a year or two but on the flip side, they can be even longer than five years. With Invisalign, it takes only one year to achieve the straightest smile you have ever smiled.
Negatives of Invisalign
Honestly, there just aren’t a whole lot of negatives. But since a dentist has to do a more hands-on approach, it is a more expensive option. While standard braces tend to be expensive in general, Invisalign is slightly more expensive than traditional braces. With that said, it’s an investment you will be making for your entire life. Imagine never having to think about your uneven teeth again? From now on, you will have beautiful and straighter teeth that you can be proud of.
Since they are completely customizable, you know how they will fit, what will happen next, and since you can take them out you can get into your own routine of when you want to be eating and drinking without them in. With traditional braces, it can be a bit unknown what the final outcome will be. It can even end up being a trial and error situation. That is why Invisalign is more secure and you know more of what the outcome will look like. It’s that simple.
It is recommended that one should know every step of the process before they start with Invisalign. A consultation with Dr. Kiefer about expectations for what your teeth will look like after using Invisalign is a good idea. Keep expectations in check. Your teeth will shift quick or slow, it all depends. Therefore be ready to be flexible with when they will finally be no longer necessary. With that said, the dentist should be able to give you a rough estimate on time depending on how your teeth look to start with. They will discuss with you how often you will see them and start scheduling any appointments so you can integrate it into your schedule.
Dr. Adam Kiefer not only does Invisalign, but he also offers cosmetic whitening & bonding, fillings, bridges, crowns, root canals, oral exams, scaling, periodontal, full-scale implants (single, multiple & bridge), and more. If you are not a client of Dr. Kiefers, you can start now. CLICK HERE to get to the contact page and begin setting up your first appointment there.