Keeping your smile bright takes work. Keeping your teeth straighten can take a lot more especially if you’re looking for long term results. The world of braces has evolved over the past 150 years but today we have a solution that works more comfortably for the modern day dental patient.
Invisalign, released to the public in May 2000, has proven to be the go-to solution for those not wanting brackets or spacers glued into their mouth. With so many turning to this Align Technology device, here are the 5 things you need to know.
Tip 1: Invisalign is a customized treatment plan just for you. Your dentist will go through a thorough round of X-rays, pictures, and impressions to create the perfect fit for your mouth. This helps most adults go through the teeth straightening process in one year. It also allows a more comfortable fit for your mouth and helps to get away from some of the pain caused by standard braces.
Tip 2: Invisalign allows your mouth to stay clean. Unlike traditional braces, where you’re limited to the types of food you can eat, Invisalign allows you to take the piece out and enjoy your favorite foods. No more ignoring your favorite nuts or hard candies, for fear of breaking a bracket, as you have the flexibility to pull out your mouth piece and replace it when done eating.
Tip 3: Invisalign allows you to have a cleaner mouth. Being able to brush all your teeth, getting to those hard to reach areas, is now a feasible option. It allows you to avoid plaque buildup and keep a fresher mouth. It also allows you the opportunity to clean the Invisalign product. Making sure that any food particle build up is cleaned daily and helping to avoid any gum inflammation.
Tip 4: Invisalign allows you to track your progress. Every two weeks, you’ll be given a new Invisalign for your teeth. This new version allows you to see and feel the difference as your teeth continue to move. It also allows you a little more time with your dentist to get updates and progress reports on your teeth. Giving you the peace of mind that your healthier smile is on its way.
Tip 5: Invisalign helps to lead you to healthier mouth which results in a healthier you. Being able to avoid tooth decay and gum disease is important because some research shows that it can help to reduce things like having a stroke, pneumonia, and diabetes. The first step in making sure you are feeling good is to make sure your teeth are feeling good.
Don’t let your smile fade away. Talk to your dentist today to look over plans for straighter teeth that will make you feel better, stay healthier, and smile brightly!