Do you ever find yourself shying away from opportunities at work, because of how embarrassed you are by your smile? Many adults feel insecure because of alignment issues, but they may also feel stuck with their imperfect smiles. That is because many people feel that it would be too awkward or embarrassing to have a mouth full of metal braces at their office or workplace. They might even be worried about being teased by friends or family members, because of their orthodontic gear. Fortunately, Invisalign treatment offers a far more discreet alternative to traditional braces. That means, if you want a straighter smile, you no longer have to spend years in metal braces. Instead, you could choose Invisalign treatment!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign orthodontic treatment is similar to traditional braces, in that it is designed to help slowly shift the teeth into a more proper, functional, and cosmetically-appealing alignment. That said, Invisalign does not rely on traditional metal pieces. Instead it involves wearing a series of clear aligner trays made of BPA-free plastic. These trays offer a number of unique benefits when compared to traditional orthodontia. Some of the perks include:
Better comfort – for most patients the plastic trays are less irritating than metal braces, and there is no risk of being cut or scratched by them
Easier chewing – the trays can actually be removed during meals, which means there is no need to worry about getting broccoli – or popcorn – stuck in your braces! In fact, no foods are off limits, since the trays can simply be taken out while eating.
Less dental visits – in general, patients that choose Invisalign treatment require fewer trips to the dentist than those undergoing traditional orthodontia, because the trays are designed to easily be switched out, this process can be done at home, without the need for a visit to the dentist.
Discreet treatment – unlike highly visible metal braces, Invisalign trays are nearly invisible, allowing for more confidence, even during treatment.