Why Invisalign is Perfect for Adults
Many adults are unhappy with the look of their teeth. Even if others don’t seem to notice, you may look in the mirror each morning and be unhappy with your smile. At the same time, you might not be too excited about the idea of living life as an adult with traditional braces. As you know, traditional braces are easily noticeable, and they are sure to draw comments and questions from others. If you’d like to address the issues you have with your smile, without dealing with the drawbacks that come with traditional braces, Invisalign aligners may be the perfect solution.
It's Our Secret
This is the obvious place to start our article, as one of the big selling points for adults when talking about Invisalign is the fact that the aligners are so hard to notice. Even if you have a face-to-face conversation with someone, there is a good chance they won’t even notice that you are wearing your aligners. That certainly can’t be said for traditional braces, which are one of the first things someone will notice about you when they are on your teeth.
If you have been putting off having your teeth aligned because you don’t want to deal with the stigma and self-esteem issues that can come with traditional braces, Invisalign may be just the treatment you have been waiting for. We’d all like to say that we don’t care much about what others think of our appearance, but that typically isn’t true. Most people do care, and therefore they may hesitate to opt for braces. By going with Invisalign, you can have the benefit of aligning your teeth without having to live with standard braces for an extended period of time.
A Convenient Treatment
Another thing that holds some people back from having their teeth aligned is the inconvenience that comes with making many trips to the dental office. If you don’t have the time to make visit after visit as part of your treatment, you will again like what Invisalign has to offer. With these aligners, there isn’t much need to visit the office, so you can work toward straighter teeth from the comfort of your own home (or office, or wherever).
Basically, this point takes another excuse off the board. If you were being held back by the way braces look, you don’t need to worry about that thanks to the clear Invisalign aligners. Likewise, you don’t need to worry about making frequent visits to the dental office for maintenance, taking another hurdle out of your way. Pretty soon, it will become obvious that using Invisalign is an easy and convenient way to have your teeth straightened.
Less Collateral Damage
Traditional braces can do a good job of aligning your teeth, but there are often some side effects which aren’t particularly enjoyable or positive. For one thing, wearing metal braces on your teeth can potentially damage the enamel of the teeth, which is not good news over the long run. Also, the brackets that make up braces can be harsh on the interior of your mouth, leading to uncomfortable sores on occasion. Invisalign is simply less impactful on your overall oral health, allowing you to work toward straighter teeth without enduring some of the drawbacks that have long been associated with braces.
Enjoy Your Food
If there is one complaint regarding traditional braces that is more common than all others (other than the look), it is the fact that you won’t be able to eat all of your favorite foods while the braces are in place. Some foods are simply off the table when wearing braces, as the chewing of those foods could damage the braces and/or get stuck between the wires and your teeth. Depending on what you like to eat, having to give up some of your favorites for an extended period of time could be frustrating.
With Invisalign, this issue is simply taken off the board entirely. To enjoy a great meal, just pop out the aligners and dine as you would normally. The aligners can then be replaced when you are finished, so they can go back to doing the work of straightening your teeth. It’s just that easy! If you have been putting off getting braces because you couldn’t bear the thought of missing out on your favorite foods, that concern is now out the window.
The Right Solution for a Busy Life
In the end, it’s clear that Invisalign is perfect for adults simply because it fits nicely into the busy lifestyle that is so common for adults today. If you have a lot to do day in and day out – whether it is taking the kids to school, dealing with work responsibilities, handling chores, or all of the above – you don’t have a ton of time left to worry about aligning your teeth. You don’t want to be making special trips to a dental office or having to adjust your diet specifically to avoid damaging your braces.
Invisalign strips all that away and makes the process easy and straightforward. You can work toward the improved smile you have always wanted without having to concern yourself with the many hassles and inconveniences that can come along with traditional braces. For many adults, Invisalign represents the solution that they needed in order to make the jump and finally tackle this problem once and for all. If braces have never made sense for your life, but you’ve always wanted straighter teeth, Invisalign is likely to be the answer.
At Lakeside Dental, we love helping the people of Moses Lake and surrounding communities deal with their oral health issues. Whether it is a cosmetic matter like the look of your smile, or something more functional, our friendly team will be happy to assist. Contact us today to learn more about our office and to schedule your first appointment. Thank you for taking the time to consider Lakeside Dental!