Our looks and physical appearance have become more important than ever. The impression we leave might even be a deciding factor when looking for a job, a perfect partner, etc. Therefore, people seek perfection, especially when it comes to their smile. And what makes the smile beautiful? Healthy, white and straight teeth of course. But if your smile is not there yet and needs some improvement, fear not, because nowadays it is easier than ever and available to everyone.
Straight teeth, besides the matters of beauty, have a great impact on our dental as well as overall health, too. Namely, properly aligned teeth ensure healthy teeth and gums, decreasing the risk of periodontal problems. Also, American Dental Association warns that severe oral infections can also be linked to other more serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes. Moreover, aligned teeth can also solve difficulties with the improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and problems with the tooth enamel.
Invisalign® is an innovation – a revolution and in the orthodontic world. It offers a unique possibility to straighten your teeth without anyone realizing it and makes it possible to continue with your daily routine without limitations. Invisalign® was developed in the USA in 1997 and has constantly been improved to meet your needs.
Invisalign® is an almost invisible aligner created for each user individually, according to their unique needs. It effectively solves many dental issues such as: misaligned teeth, underbites, overbites… Unlike the traditional braces, it can easily be taken off, which means your daily routine will hardly be interrupted – you are free to eat, laugh and live your life carelessly. Also, with Invisalign® there is no such thing as gum irritation by metal wires, which means no discomfort whatsoever. Invisalign® is made of BPA free plastic, it is smooth, comfortable and gentle to your teeth and gums.
ADVANTAGES of Invisalign®
Invisalign® is extremely comfortable to wear because there are no metal parts that cause irritation, pain and discomfort. Invisalign® is custom-made of a soft, BPA-free plastic material that will become one with your teeth.
With Invisalign® fewer orthodontist visits are required, only once in six weeks (patients with braces have to make visits twice as often), which means fewer dental visits and twice as much free time.
If you play sports, with Invisalign® you will not have any restrictions to your active lifestyle whatsoever. Just remove the aligner and enjoy your recreational time.
Since Invisalign® can easily be taken off before each meal, you do not have to give up on yummy food, such as popcorn, apple, gum, corn, etc. as people who wear braces have to.
With Invisalign® there are no wires to tighten because every two weeks you get a new set of aligners, custom-made to meet your current needs and continue your treatment towards the perfect smile.
Discretion is the reason why so many people choose Invisalign® and definitely one of its greatest advantages. There are no conspicuous metal wires, your job, career and daily routine will not be interrupted at all. Smile when and where you want without feeling self-conscious.
Also, if you have a special occasion coming up, such as weddings or parties, feel free to celebrate with no restrictions. Take your aligners out for the evening and put them back on afterwards.
Invisalign® is very hygienic because it is easy to clean. Just take it out, rinse with water and brush with a soft-bristled brush (some may also add a gentle mouth wash). The possibility to effectively and easily clean the aligners means less risk for the development of cavities, gingivitis and other dental issues.
Invisalign TEEN is designed for teens to achieve a pefect smile, gain confidence and enjoy the things they like without the restrictions and self-consciousness that come with metal braces. Invisalign Teen also offers six replacement aligners for free in case an aligner is lost.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INVISALIGN AND BRACES
With traditional braces oral hygiene is far more complicated since there is a series of fixed wires and brackets you have to brush and floss. This makes them less hygienic. Therefore the possibility of developing cavities and gingivitis is higher. On the other hand, Invisalign® is more hygienic and considerably easier to clean because you just take it off and rinse.
Traditional braces have metal wires that are not as comfortable in everyday life. Invisalign® on the other hand is made of soft plastic and does not cause any discomfort or pain.
Metal braces that can be noticed by literally everyone, unlike Invisalign® which is almost invisible. What is more, metal brackets may also cause speech difficulties, which can be problematic at work, school or university.
Metal braces are less practical in everyday life since the wires need to be tightened regularly. Also, people with braces need twice as more dental visits.
tThe length of the treatment is individual. On the average it takes ¼ year to ¾ year for the front teeth and for a more complex treatment 1 to 2 years. Invisalign® should be worn for approximately 20 hours per day for optimal results. Even though it may seem like a long period, the effect of the treatment is more visible the more hours you have your aligner on.