Tags – Reasons to Get Invisalign

We’ve all heard of the saying: don’t judge a book by its cover.

But, whether you like it or not, you are often judged by your appearance.

On top of this list is your smile. Whether you’re off socialising or going to a networking event, be it virtual or in person, your smile will have an effect on how others perceive you.

Now that 2022 is fast approaching, let this be the year of you: the year you take care of yourself and do what makes you happy.

So, if you’re embarrassed of your teeth and feel like you have to hide them, you can have the smile you’ve always dreamt about by choosing Invisalign aligners.

As the name suggests, Invisalign is a series of virtually-invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little to achieve the perfect smile.

And, if you’re not keen on the idea of traditional braces that have metal wires and elastic bands, Invisalign is the perfect alternative.

That said, here are our 5 reasons to get Invisalign.


1. Continue Eating Your Favourite Foods 

Unlike metal braces, where you can’t eat things like popcorn, apples or sweets, when you wear Invisalign aligners you can continue to eat your favourite foods; there are no restrictions.

The reason being: you can simply remove them when you eat, allowing you to eat whatever you want without damaging the aligners.

However, because it’s advised to wear Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours a day, to prevent any long gaps, you should make it a habit to brush your teeth after each meal; so that you remember to put them back in straightaway, and prevent delaying the treatment.


2. More Comfortable

A great thing about the clear plastic that Invisalign aligners are made from gives it a smooth surface, which means it will not cause any irritation to the teeth or gums which you can experience with metal wires.

Of course, you may experience a little soreness during the first few days of wearing Invisalign, but once your mouth adjusts you should not have any problems.

Overall, Invisalign is more comfortable for two main reasons:

  • No sharp edges: traditional braces have brackets with sharp edges that can irritate your cheeks
  • No tightening: every so often, braces need to be tightened, but with Invisalign, you’re simply given multiple sets of aligners that you change every couple of weeks; each aligner is slightly adjusted from the previous one and the tightness should only last a day or two.


3. Shorter Treatment Time

Depending on how much your teeth need to be moved or rotated, you can expect to wear Invisalign anywhere between 6 – 18 months, which is a lot less time than traditional braces.

Moreover, the actual process at the clinic itself will be shorter and you’ll visit the dentist less.

Typically, after your first visit you’ll only pop back in every 6 weeks to get a new set of aligners that can be changed on your own, whereas with traditional braces you’re required to visit the clinic more frequently to get wires tightened.


4. Easier Teeth Cleaning

Unfortunately, with traditional braces, removing all the food that gets trapped can present a huge challenge and often, this can lead to a buildup of plaque and eventually, tooth decay.

On the other hand, Invisalign aligners can make daily oral hygiene a whole lot easier to clean your teeth as you don’t have to worry about getting food stuck in any brackets or wires.

Simply, pop the aligners out and clean; you can brush and floss like normal which will go a long way in protecting your oral health in the long run.

In addition to this, you can avoid the risk of discolouration of your teeth; some patients will notice discolouration in the spots the brackets were in from metal braces, whereas Invisalign aligners are not mounted to your teeth, making it easier to clean them thoroughly.


5. Boost Self Confidence

Wearing braces can increase your insecurities – let’s face it, no one wants a metal mouth.

So, Invisalign can remove this anxiety and allow you to feel more confident; Invisalign can offer the same results as braces without it being so noticeable.

How you feel about yourself is super important, and more often than not, having crooked teeth and misaligned jaws can make you feel self conscious about your personal appearance and prevent you from putting yourself out there, both professionally and personally.

But by wearing Invisalign, not only will you transform your smile, but you won’t have to worry about being called “brace face”; most people will not even know that you are wearing clear, plastic aligners.


Finishing Thoughts

Ultimately, orthodontics was invented to improve health, and an aligned jaw that gives you a good bite will stop it from clicking or prevent pain in the joints around the healthy by improving how you chew.

Luckily, Invisalign can be an effective solution for a wide range of misalignment issues, from crooked teeth to more serious problems like overbite.

So, Invisalign is not just about appearance: when your teeth are misaligned, it can be hard to get all of the plaque and food build up out, which can result in gum disease, and oral health is linked to overall health.

Plus, with advancements in technology, Invisalign provides a step-by-step, personalised plan for your treatment so you can know what to expect every step of the way.


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