How Invisalign Braces are Revolutionizing Orthodontic Care

Are you planning on getting orthodontic treatment soon?

If so then this is the perfect time as orthodontic care has advanced a lot over the past 20 years. One of the most effective and popular technologies in orthodontic technology is Invisalign due to how discreet it is at straightening your teeth.

Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear plastic trays that are specially designed to slowly move your teeth into their intended places over a short period of time. 3D X-rays of your teeth are taken and a set of aligners are made according to those scans, with each aligner being molded to be straighter than the previous one. You need to switch out your aligners every 2 weeks.

Here are 5 advantages of Invisalign:

  1. Invisalign Braces are Discreet

A lot of adults are apprehensive about correcting the alignment of their teeth as they are self-conscious about wearing traditional braces which are not very subtle either and are bound to draw attention to your teeth.

Invisalign aligners are a lot more discreet as they are made of clear plastic and are designed to blend in with your smile rather than standing out which makes them a great choice for adults who wish to keep their Invisalign braces a secret.

  1. Invisalign Braces are More Comfortable

Orthodontic care is all about pushing your teeth that are out of alignment into their intended positions which requires a constant pressure. Choosing how to apply this pressure can make all the difference in quality and journey of the treatment.

Getting traditional metal braces keeps a constant pressure on your teeth all the time, especially when you have your teeth re-adjusted. The constant scratching of the soft tissues inside your mouth by the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces can be quite irritating and painful.

Invisalign allows you to apply pressure to your teeth without you having to worry about scratching the inside of your mouth as the aligners are specially designed to suit your mouth as well as being made of smooth plastic.

  1. Invisalign Gives More Flexibility

Flexibility is always preferred by most if not all, particularly with teeth straightening options. Traditional metal braces remain stuck in your mouth from the day that they are put in to the day that they are removed. Invisalign allows you to remove your aligners for a few hours every day which can make a lot of difference in terms of convenience, particularly when you eat.

Traditional braces require you to follow a certain diet as certain foods that are either too sticky, crunchy or chewy as they damage the braces and cause the brackets and wires to come loose or even break off.

You need to be more strict and religious with your oral cleaning routine such as brushing and flossing and may also require new cleaning tools which can be a hindrance due to the dietary restrictions and extra care which is required.

Invisalign allows you to remove your aligners when you want to eat and you can brush and floss normally after completing your meals. Make sure to clean your aligner before you pop it back into your mouth though.

  1. Orthodontic Care has become More Teen Friendly

Your teenage years are quite tumultuous as you are figuring out who you are, what you want to do, your goals and aspirations as well as juggling your school and social life. Teens can now opt to get Invisalign braces instead of traditional metal braces to stick out less as a sore thumb in school.

Invisalign for teens makes orthodontic treatment more discreet as well as allowing your child to eat whatever he wants without having to compromise due to braces. This also allows your children to consume the necessary nutrients that are required for their growth and development during their crucial teenage years. 

  1. Gives Faster and More Effective Results

Invisalign’s movement is controlled by a single piece of plastic rather than intricate pieces of metal whereas it is controlled by a single piece of plastic with Invisalign. This single plastic design creates a more natural kind of pressure which reduces the time for straightening your teeth.

Once you begin, you will come to realize how fast the entire teeth straightening process is as a new aligner is needed every 2 weeks and you can even accelerate the Invisalign tooth straightening process. Patients can have their teeth straightened in as little as 90 days with Invisalign.

Your reasons for choosing Invisalign braces can vary and not all cases can be treated with Invisalign treatment. But if you are suffering from gapped, crowded, open or cross or underbite then it is best you consult your orthodontist about this. You will have to wear your aligners all day and night and should ideally remove them only when you are eating. Invisalign wearers usually should visit their orthodontist every 2 months or so.

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Dr. Satish Pai – an Ivy League trained dentist and a faculty at Columbia University, believes that a perfect smile not only makes a person look great but feel great while boosting confidence. As the founder of Putnam Orthodontics, he is dedicated to not only creating perfect smiles for his patients but also educating people with his engaging articles about all things related to a perfect smile and oral health. Spending time with his family always brings a smile on his face. In his free time, you can find him golfing, doing yoga or surfing.
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