So you’re embarrassed by your smile and you want that to change. Maybe you weren’t lucky enough to get braces as a kid or maybe you had braces but your teeth have shifted over time. What do you do now? Probably you’ve seen Invisalign on TV, in the sidebars, or in social media ads. You considered it but weren’t sure if it was right for you. If you’ve been curious or even if you have considered getting a consultation, then today may be the time to schedule an appointment.
Having crooked teeth doesn’t just affect your self-esteem. Being embarrassed by your smile can cause you to stay quiet during meetings, take fewer social risks, and even miss out on that promotion. It can also make it more difficult to floss and brush properly, putting you at greater risk of complications like gum disease.
Don’t put it off any longer. Here are seven quick reasons to try Invisalign today.
Like Braces, But Not Braces
Traditional braces work by using wires to put enough gradual pressure on teeth so that they shift toward the pressure. Invisalign works in much the same way, but in place of brackets and wires, they use what are called aligners instead.
No Metal Needed
Invisalign requires no semi-permanent fixtures attached to your teeth, and no metal whatsoever. Instead, you wear a series of aligners made from BPA-free thermoplastic that are virtually invisible. Every one to two weeks, one aligner is switched out for another depending on your alignment plan.
Compared to braces, which can take up to 5 years to straighten teeth, Invisalign used to take about one year to complete. But with new technology, many Invisalign treatments can be completed in half that time! They also require no appointments in between to adjust brackets or wires.
No Changes to Eating Habits
When wearing braces, eating hard foods such as popcorn, carrots, apples, and anything sticky can get caught in your braces and can even break a bracket. The removability of aligners allow you to take them out between every meal, and continue your regular diet.
If you have a tendency to grind your teeth while working or sleeping, Invisalign can help prevent bruxism by offering a protective layer between your teeth. Because teeth grinding is considered to be one of the causes of TMJ, it’s possible that Invisalign can help reduce jaw pain.
Custom-made to fit your mouth, Invisalign has no wires or metal to poke into your gums and cause bleeding, providing one of the easiest ways to straighten your teeth.
Be Proud of Your Smile
By working with a cosmetic dentist and discussing your smile goals, Invisalign can help you achieve those goals in under a year!
If you’ve embarrassed by the shape of your smile, why not give us a call at (907) 349-0022 and reserve some time with Excellence in Dentistry today if you are in the Anchorage, Alaska area!