3 Lesser-Known Advantages To Invisalign

As an adult with orthodontic needs you’ve probably heard about Invisalign and why it’s great: it straightens teeth invisibly! Unlike your Invisalign aligners that’s kind of obvious, isn’t it? Of course they’re clear: that’s the point!

You might not realize that there are a lot of other advantages to Invisalign as well, all of which are perfect for a person who doesn’t have the time, job, or lifestyle where they can deal with years of braces. If that’s you we’re sure you’ll love the Invisalign treatment we offer at Northwest Dental Group. But before that let’s get the facts about why Invisalign is amazing.

It Doesn’t Interrupt Your Daily Life

Think of all the ways braces can change your life: you look different, your diet is restricted, your social life suffers, your self-esteem can be damaged, your oral hygiene is more difficult, and you have to spend around two years in them. That’s not exactly appealing for adult patients, and we understand completely.

Invisalign, on the other hand, is completely hassle-free. You wear your aligners 22 hours out of the day, but that leaves two hours for eating and brushing. Your diet will be unchanged, eating won’t be difficult, and brushing your teeth and flossing will be just as simple as ever. The bottom line: Invisalign is almost unnoticeable in your daily life.

This is an important advantage if you don’t want to deal with all the braces hassle. And here’s an added benefit: most cases only take about a year – that’s half the time of braces!

Bonus: You’ll Probably Lose Weight!

It was never an intended effect, but Invisalign is a powerful aid for those wanting to shed a few pounds! We’re all guilty of snacking throughout the day, and it’s those absent-minded snacks that have the biggest impact on our waistlines. Invisalign severely cuts back your snacking habit whether you want it to or not – you can’t eat with your aligners in, and they have to stay there all day to be effective.

It can be difficult to eat aside from regular mealtimes when wearing Invisalign. This can be hard for some people at first, but after a while their bodies adjust to it easily. That’s another added perk: by the time you’re done with Invisalign and have a great new smile you’ll probably have beaten a bad snacking habit as well!

We’re big fans of overall wellness, so we encourage you to use this unintended benefit to your advantage. Start exercising, eating healthy, and getting in shape – you might as well maximize that bonus!

Your Teeth Will Stay Healthier

Braces work, and when you practice good oral hygiene with them they’re great. The problem is that good braces hygiene can be difficult. That leads to an overall increase in the rate of cavities for braces wearers, and these aren’t easy-to-hid cavities either.

Brackets that hold your braces wire to your teeth are bacteria magnets: there’s tons of tiny places for it to hide on them! It’s not uncommon to remove a braces bracket and find a cavity on the surface of a tooth. Those cavities are bad news, and even worse for your smile!

Invisalign never has this issue because there isn’t any part of them that’s permanent. You take them out to brush your teeth and floss and eat, so they don’t get too dirty. We recommend keeping your aligners clean by giving them a brush in the evening as well, but aside from that they’re easy to maintain and much better at managing oral bacteria problems.

Start Today, Be Done By The New Year

Imagine getting a straighter smile over the course of 2016 without anyone even noticing. With Invisalign that fantasy is a reality, but only if you act now. Don’t wait for a better time to straighten your smile – that time is now!

We also offer Invisalign teen for younger patients. Why put your youngster through braces when you would hate to wear them too?

To make an appointment for an Invisalign consultation call our Rochester dentist office today at 507-216-6252 or request on by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!