Are you looking forward to going out with friends this summer but dread having to look at embarrassing pictures of your crooked smile? You’d just like to bask in the sun and enjoy the warm weather this season instead of worry about having to cover up your mouth to hide your unappealing grin. Orthodontics in Virginia Beach can solve misalignment and irregularities in your smile with Invisalign treatment. Enjoy a laundry list of benefits without the hassle of traditional metal braces. Read on for 5 advantages Invisalign can offer you that braces can’t.
Practically Unnoticeable Appearance
Metal braces have a cumbersome unattractive appearance that fills your mouth with bulky chunks of metal. They’re especially noticeable on adults and can easily trap food and other debris throughout the day without the wearer noticing. Your Invisalign aligners will be made from a practically invisible flexible FDA-approved thermoplastic. The trays are hardly noticeable and significantly more appealing than metal braces.
Once metal braces are attached to your mouth, they can’t be removed for the rest of the treatment. Because your Invisalign trays are removable, if you need to take them out for any reason, you can do so. When you get metal braces, you’re given a list of foods and drinks that you can’t enjoy anymore, but that’s not the case with your Invisalign clear braces. You can enjoy all your favorite snacks because you won’t have to worry about them becoming lodged in between brackets and metal.
Less Damage to Teeth and Gums
Metal braces have bits of wire and metal that stick out and can scratch and cut the inside of your mouth and gums. Invisalign clear braces are smooth, making them more comfortable. Additionally, because they’re removable, it allows you to clean your teeth and gums more effectively, preventing dental issues like gum disease and cavities.
Straighten Your Smile Faster
Metal braces are typically worn for anywhere from 18 months, and up to 2 years. The average Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 14 months. You’ll be able to enjoy a straighter smile in less time, as long as you wear them for the recommended 22 hours each day.
Know What Results to Expect
Invisalign uses the latest and most advanced technology to plan your treatment. This allows you to know what your smile is going to look like before your treatment’s even completed. Your dentist in Virginia Beach will give you a series of aligners. Once those treatments are completed, you’ll visit them again and they’ll provide you with the next couple of weeks of trays. Your teeth will gradually and gently be shifted into position so you can eventually enjoy your dream smile.
If you have any questions or concerns about the process, you can schedule a consultation with your dentist to get the information you need. Your smile is full of potential—help it reach that potential by getting Invisalign in Virginia Beach. Enjoy a straighter worry-free smile this summer by choosing the least noticeable teeth-straightening option.
About the Author
Dr. Carol Morgan has been serving her patients straightened and healthy smiles for over two decades. She looks forward to providing each person that walks through her doors with the highest quality of dental care they can trust. She also has special cosmetic dentistry training. For any questions or to schedule a consultation for Invisalign treatment, visit her website or contact 757-412-1400.