Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. It does the same job without the use of uncomfortable wires and brackets. The treatment can be used for teens, adults, and seniors, addressing a range of alignment issues, and users can start to see a straighter smile within six months. Read on to learn about some more benefits to using the Invisalign Clear Aligners.
Because the material used for the aligners is clear, they are nearly invisible when being worn. It’s hard even for someone looking directly at you to tell that you’re wearing them. This can have a big effect on the wearer’s self-confidence. Adults can maintain a professional look at meetings or other job duties, and teens can straighten their smile without having to feel self-conscious.
Unlike traditional braces, which are practically impossible to remove without professional assistance, Invisalign Clear Aligners are completely removable. This allows easy access to the teeth for brushing and flossing, while the wires of traditional braces are more difficult to keep clean. Additionally, there are no restrictions on what you can and cannot eat with an Invisalign treatment since you are still allowed to eat freely when you remove the aligners.
The only instructions that are important to follow with the aligners are that you need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day and be careful about keeping them clean. Always rinse out your mouth before putting the aligners back on.
The Invisalign treatment can be used to address several minor to moderate alignment issues, such as crowded, crooked, or unevenly spaced teeth. Teens all the way to seniors can benefit from the treatment; one important requirement for candidacy is that all the adult teeth should be completely grown in. This allows for a stable foundation on which to work.