Invisalign® Braces have revolutionized the world of orthodontics and have helped thousands of people get the smile they’ve always wanted. But what do you really know about these miracle braces? Here are a few facts to clear up any questions you may have!
How Invisalign® feels
For those who have had traditional bracket braces, the first few days may have had you worrying if you’re lips were going to be in a permanent puckering state for the next several months. Your top and bottom lip adjusted after just a couple days, but it never felt quite normal. However, Invisalign® braces have no such learning curve. The flexible, smooth and sleek plastic may feel a little off at first, but it molds to your teeth so perfectly that you’ll forget they are there before the end of your first day wearing them!
It doesn’t have to be a full time commitment
You may want to go with a slow straightening process for your teeth or even just a maintenance process to keep your smile just the way you want it. In this case, you may not need to wear the Invisalign® braces on a full-time basis. Many wearers only slip them on before bed to ensure that their teeth don’t move while they sleep. Other wearers that only want quick fixes find that they are wearing them for just a few months, as opposed to years with traditional braces.
You don’t have to have all of your teeth
Your orthodontist will work with whatever you have to ensure that Invisalign® will give you the best results possible. Whether you have a full set of teeth that just needs a little adjustment, or if you have extensive gaps or missing teeth, your orthodontist will let you know your options and be able to fit the flexible braces to your mouth.
Yes, even smooth, flexible plastic requires maintenance. Traditional braces will keep you from biting into a crisp apple for the entire time they’re attached, but it’s also important to remember that Invisalign® has its own set of maintenance rules and requirements to keep them in great shape. Be sure to always remove your Invisalign® braces before eating anything. You’ll also remove them when you brush and floss, and make sure you brush them separately each day!
You’ll also be pleasantly surprised by how little you’ll sit in your orthodontist’s chair. While those with traditional braces have lengthy and painful adjustments to look forward to every month, Invisalign® wearers spend much less time at their orthodontist’s office. Visits include a quick check up and minor adjustments to make sure progress is being made.
With so many benefits, many patients of all ages are opting out of traditional braces and choosing to perfect their smiles with Invisalign®. Visit our Smile gallery today to see how Invisalign® can improve your smile today!