Is your smile picture-perfect? Who of us really has a picture-perfect smile? Anyone you know? Maybe your boss? How about those big celebrities? The truth is, with methods of teeth straightening such as Invisalign, almost anyone can enjoy straighter teeth and a more stunning smile.
A great smile says a lot about a person. It exudes confidence. If you take good care of your teeth, chances are, you take good care of the rest of yourself as well. You may not realize this, but straighter teeth can lead to a healthier, happier you.
Let’s take a look at Invisalign and why it is so popular. What are the benefits? What exactly does it involve?
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that is possibly the world’s most advanced digital method of aligning teeth. It utilizes a clear aligning system and is now used by dentists throughout the world. In just Canada and United States alone, of all the orthodontists in existence, over 70% of them are now certified to treat their patients using Invisalign. Since 1998, this method has been approved by the FDA. What does this method of orthodontic treatment have to offer?
Who doesn’t appreciate convenience? Old-school braces are anything but. All day long, every single day, those crazy contraptions are stuck to your teeth until the treatment is finished. But with Invisalign, for up to a few hours every day, you can remove your aligners. This makes a huge difference for many people.
Old fashion, metal braces never took the word ‘comfort’ into consideration. Your teeth and the brackets were bonded together. Connecting those brackets to one another was an archwire. There was constant pressure, particularly right after any adjustments were made to the braces. The insides of people’s mouths were scratched. Your mouth could be poked if a wire broke. The inconveniences were limitless.
Not so with Invisalign! Yes, your teeth are still pushed into straighter positions, but the pressure applied is completely different. Your lips won’t be poked or scratched because there are no metal brackets or wires. Your mouth will be saved by the smooth, plastic, custom fitted aligners used in this treatment.
In face-to-face situations, those old-fashioned metal braces were not in the least bit desirable or discrete. Many people felt self-conscious about even smiling. They may have worked to make your smile more attractive in the long run, but in the meantime, they were hideous — let’s face it.
When people learn about all the truly attractive characteristics of Invisalign, they get very excited. It’s no wonder. Clear plastic liners replace metal wires and brackets. And based on each patient’s particular alignment issues, the aligners are custom-made for a unique fit and purpose.
What’s more, rather than standing out like a sore thumb, these aligners (when placed over your teeth) seem to blend in with the rest of your smile. There can be little confusion as to why more and more people are preferring this method of teeth straightening.
If you are interested in Invisalign or some other method of teeth straightening, be sure to consult an experienced, reputable, reliable dentist when you have questions about cosmetic dentistry or how you can better explore your cosmetic dental options.