Who do you think has a “picture perfect” smile?
Is it a celebrity? A friend? A co-worker? One of your relatives?
Whoever it is probably has straight, white teeth. We wrote about teeth whitening in recent post, so today we will be focused on how you can create that great, straight smile.
One of the best ways to do this — especially for adults — is Invisalign®, which you can get at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS. At our Crown Point, IN dentist office, we’ve helped countless patients create better smiles, and many of them have used Invisalign.
This service offers some noteworthy advantages over traditional orthodontic care, and we will explain three of the biggest benefits below.
Invisalign Is Discreet
So many adults have come to our office who wanted straight teeth but who did not want to wear braces. We understand why. Braces aren’t exactly subtle, especially in a face-to-face situation.
If you are already feeling self-conscious about your smile, you may feel less comfortable wearing something that draws attention to your teeth. That’s true even if, in the long-run, braces are meant to make your smile more attractive.
When many patients learn about Invisalign, they are excited by the possibilities. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners. These aligners are custom-made for each patient based on their particular alignment issues.
When placed over your teeth, the aligners have a way of blending in with your smile rather than standing out. For this reason, many adults (and teens) prefer Invisalign to braces in everyday situations.
If you are concerned about what your co-workers or clients might think if they see braces on your teeth, then you owe it to yourself to learn how Invisalign could help you.
Invisalign Is Comfortable
Orthodontic care involves pushing your teeth into different positions than they are in today. That requires pressure. How you apply that pressure can make a difference in how willing you are to go through with the treatment.
With braces, you know that brackets will be bonded to your teeth. You know that an archwire will connect those bracket to one another. Together they will push and pull your teeth where you want them to go. You will feel that pressure throughout your treatment, especially when your braces are adjusted.
In addition to that, some people find braces scratch the insides of their mouths. And if something happens to your braces, the wires could break and poke into the soft tissues of your mouth.
With Invisalign, your aligners apply pressure in a different way to push your teeth into straighter and straighter positions. Plus, you won’t have to worry about scratching the insides of your mouth or lips since the aligners are made of custom-fitted, smooth plastic.
Invisalign Is Convenient
If being discreet and comfortable haven’t convinced you to consider Invisalign, we have one more benefit to consider. Convenience is something everyone can appreciate.
When you get braces, they are stuck to your teeth all day, every day, until the end of your treatment. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for up to a few hours each day, which can make a world of difference, according to more than one of our patients.
Because braces are supposed to remain affixed to your teeth, you will need to avoid certain foods. Rather than trying to list all of them, we will keep it simple. Anything too hard, too crunchy, too chewy, or too sticky should be considered off limits if you have braces. These kinds of foods can get stuck, cause brackets to comes loose, and bend or break the archwires.
To prevent food from getting stuck, you also may need to use some new tools to clean your teeth. If you don’t like flossing now, you will like it less with braces.
Since you can remove your aligner before you eat, you can eat anything that you want. And when you finish your meals, you can brush and floss your teeth just like you normally do. Just remember to clean your aligner before putting it back in your mouth.
Is Invisalign Right For You?
The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation at our dentist office if you live in or near Crown Point, IN. Call 219-641-3422 or use our online form to set up your appointment at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS. Do it today, so you can see your new smile sooner!