Benefits of Invisalign for Adults
Getting braces as an adult can have a huge impact on your oral health and personality. But most older orthodontic patients prefer to avoid wearing fixed appliances like brackets and wires. At Pure Orthodontics, our orthodontists make it possible to straighten your smile with clear, removable Invisalign aligners.
Here are several reasons why you should consider investing in invisible braces for your smile:
They’re Almost Invisible
Perhaps the biggest benefit of wearing removable aligners is that Invisalign is almost completely translucent. The durable, BPA-free plastic is clear enough that it’s not noticeable during casual conversations around co-workers or friends. If the thought of wearing traditional or tooth-colored braces doesn’t feel mature or professional enough for your preferences, then clear aligners offer another approach to tackling your tooth misalignment.
Edmonton Clear Braces Save You Time
One of the most challenging aspects of adults getting braces is the time commitment. Apart from being clear, Invisalign aligners are drastically more convenient for busy parents or working professionals.
Why? Because you bring the aligners home with you in advance. Every week, you’ll change out your set of trays and progress to the next ones, rather than having wires adjusted in one of our Edmonton offices. About every eight to ten weeks, we see you for a brief check-in to make sure everything is moving along as it should. Many patients find it easier to fit your appointments in on your lunch break or the way home from the office because each visit is relatively short.
You Can Eat Anything You Want
Traditional braces mean giving up foods that are hard to bite into, or too sticky for orthodontic appliances. Things like carrot sticks or caramel can pull the brackets off of your teeth. But with Invisalign, you’re eating each meal without your braces. Eat anything and everything, without worrying about if you’re going to need to make an emergency trip to one of our orthodontist’s offices.
Alignment style braces are meant to be worn for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day. This gives you plenty of time to take them out for three meals, a couple of snacks, and brushing and flossing.
Brushing and Flossing is Easy
Your Invisalign aligners are removable, making them very low maintenance when it comes to your oral hygiene routine. There are no fixed wires to carefully clean under or around. As such, you’ll find it easier to brush and floss each day without extra time at the bathroom mirror.
The aligners are just as easy to clean. Simply brush them with lukewarm tap water (or use cleansing tabs as directed) to remove debris and bacteria that has accumulated throughout the day.
Straighter Teeth can be Healthier Teeth
Crowded teeth are generally more challenging to clean around. Even with thorough brushing and daily flossing, misaligned teeth tend to harbor lingering plaque biofilm and bacteria. It should come as no surprise then, to learn that crooked teeth tend to be more prone to suffering the effects of tooth decay and gum disease. Investing in clear, removable Invisalign may help you to reduce your risk of dental infections and keep your natural teeth, longer.
Prevent Premature Tooth Wear
Teeth are designed to bite together in a specific manner. When they’re slightly misaligned, the pressure points between your opposing teeth can cause them to wear down abnormally. Not only does this lead to flat, chipped, or jagged tooth enamel, it can also contribute to broken dental crowns, veneers, and fillings. With orthodontic treatment, you can avoid these signs of aging in your smile, so that your teeth may tend to look younger and healthier for as long as possible.
Invisalign Work Well for Various Bite Needs
When invisible orthodontic aligners first came out two decades ago, they were only meant to correct minor misalignment (such as orthodontic relapse, from not wearing your retainers.) Now, advanced technology makes it possible to tackle even more significant crowding, overbites, crossbites, and more.
But what if you don’t need complex treatment for severely crooked teeth? There are options for that, too. Short-term treatments can straighten your front teeth only, in under six months.
It’s a Smart Investment in Yourself
Straightening your teeth may reduce the cost of future dental treatments because your smile is healthier and functioning in the way nature intended. The cost of getting Invisalign is the same as that of going with tooth colored braces.
You’ll be Glad That You Did
Most of our Edmonton Invisalign patients tell us that they wish they hadn’t waited so long to straighten their teeth. If it’s something you’ve been considering, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation and find out if it’s the right option for you. The majority of alignment treatments are completed within 12-18 months, depending on the case. You’ll get an estimated timeframe during your new patient consultation.
Removable aligners are great for teens, too. If your son or daughter needs braces but is hesitant to wear fixed orthodontics, then checking out Invisalign Teen may be the perfect option to fit in with those extracurricular activities.
During your visit to our orthodontic office, we’ll review your goals, budget, and bite anatomy to discuss if Invisalign can help. Schedule your no obligation consultation at Pure Orthodontics today to get started. Flexible payment plans are available!