At Cosmetic Dentistry Associates, we are proud providers of Invisalign clear braces in Rockland County, NY. Invisalign is an extremely popular cosmetic dentistry treatment option because it offers patients many benefits that they would not find in other orthodontic solutions. If you are considering beginning your Invisalign treatment soon, here are three good reasons to get started on your dream smile this summer:
Invisalign is discreet.
Invisalign is a discreet alternative to traditional braces. With traditional braces, metal brackets and wires are firmly secured to your dental structures for the entire duration of your treatment. Because any orthodontic work takes time to occur, this means that patients with traditional braces must deal with their metallic smile aesthetics for months or even years until their treatment is complete. With Invisalign, patients do not have to worry about this major inconvenience. Invisalign aligners are made of a plastic, see-through material that is virtually invisible even while in use. This means that no one will know you are even undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you remove the aligners while in front of them. Invisalign allows you to maintain your natural smile aesthetics, so you don’t have to worry about metal brackets and wires affecting your overall appearance this summer.
Invisalign is removable.
Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning you are allowed to remove them whenever you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Many patients appreciate Invisalign’s removability because it allows them to maintain their regular dietary preferences and oral hygiene routines even while undergoing treatment. With traditional orthodontic solutions, patients would need to alter their diets and avoid excessively crunchy or chewy foods until the completion of their treatment. This is because many foods can damage the dental hardware, which will ultimately prolong treatment. Additionally, traditional orthodontic solutions require diligent oral hygiene habits to reduce the amount of food and bacteria collected around the metallic hardware. Invisalign allows patients to avoid these inconveniences associated with traditional metal braces and enjoy their favorite summer snacks while still working toward their dream smiles.
Invisalign requires less time in the dental chair.
With metal braces, patients are usually asked to return to the dentist’s office often so that a dental professional can tighten the wires to encourage dental shifting. This means several trips to the dentist’s office are needed to ensure your treatment progresses as intended. With Invisalign, patients will spend less time in the dental chair compared to those who are treated with traditional braces. This is because patients are provided with their aligners upfront and instructed on how often to change to a new pair of aligners. While some check-up appointments may be necessary, they will not be nearly as often as those needed for traditional orthodontic solutions. Less time spent in the dental chair means more time for your favorite summer activities.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation with the experienced and award-winning cosmetic dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates. We look forward to helping you create your dream smile!