3 BIGGEST Benefits on Invisalign Treatment
When’s the last time you were able to smile with confidence? Do you often wish you could magically fix your crooked teeth once and for all? Maybe you can’t stand the thought of braces, or maybe you believe that you’re too old for orthodontics. Our Snellville, GA dental office has a treatment for you: Invisalign.
Invisalign is revolutionary new way to straighten crooked teeth. It uses no metal brackets or wires, and the orthodontic aligners are essentially invisible. At Parkway Dental, we are using Invisalign to straighten teeth for teens and adults. Adults love this new treatment because it’s so subtle and does require major lifestyle changes.
Today we want to show you 3 of the biggest advantages of Invisalign.
It’s virtually invisible.
The number one reason people gravitate toward Invisalign is because the trays are virtually invisible. The subtleness of the treatment makes it extremely alluring to people who need orthodontic treatments but don’t want to deal with the embarrassment of metal braces. Whereas traditional orthodontics use fixed metal brackets and wire, Invisalign only uses clear orthodontic aligners. The aligners fit perfectly over the mouth and no one can see them. You can speak and laugh without anyone even knowing that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Aligners are removable.
Invisalign uses a series of orthodontic trays to gradually straighten your teeth. These tray changes are much like the wire changes or tightenings that come with braces. But, of course, there are no braces! In fact, nothing is fixed to your teeth. Braces are often a great tool for youngsters who need substantial orthodontic treatment, and the fixed brackets make the dentist or orthodontist in charge of the treatment. However, adults can have more control over their treatment. With Invisalign, you’re able to remove the Invisalign trays for easy cleaning and eating. As long as you wear the aligners for 20 hours a day, your treatment should stay on target.
Shorter treatment time.
The treatment time for traditional braces can take anywhere from two to three years. That’s a long time to spend wearing braces. Invisalign takes about half that time, and most patients finish their treatment in 12 to 18 months. Even though Invisalign is comfortable and subtle, patients appreciate the speediness of the treatment.
Why Straighten Your Teeth At All
People often assume that teeth straightening is to only improve aesthetics. That’s certainly the most obvious benefit of this treatment. Straight teeth look great and help you make a great first impression. These things are obvious. But there are many underlying benefits of orthodontics that you probably don’t know. Here are a few things straight teeth can do:
- Improve your oral health — Straight teeth not only look better, but they are easier to clean. Plague and harmful bacteria love to hid in hard-to-reach places. By straightening your teeth, we’re giving these dangerous substances fewer places to hide.
- Reduce risk of jaw problems — Bad tooth alignment and bite problems can cause pain in the jaw muscles and even spur consistent headaches.
- Reduced risk of tooth trauma — Crooked teeth are more likely to suffer chips or breaks, but when the alignment is right, your bite is balanced and the teeth come together perfectly.
- Improve self-image — Your smile and self image will improve with orthodontics. You’ll no longer have to worry about what people will see whenever you smile or laugh.
At Parkway Dental, we’re experienced in helping patients overcome their alignment issues with Invisalign. We’d love to sit down with you and chat more about your smile goals. In just a short visit, you’ll know exactly what yo expect from our Invisalign treatment. So give us a call today at (770) 691-2229 or use the online form to request an appointment.