Why Adults are Choosing Invisalign for Better Smiles
- Posted on: May 15 2017
Historically, the path to a straight, healthy smile meant time behind bars. Brackets is more like it, but the frustrations and discomfort associated with braces have been described as some sentence for punishment. Yes, the result from orthodontic treatment is the prize – and quite the prize it is to have a more attractive smile! At the same time, adults, in particular, may want to investigate their alternatives. In our Atlanta office, that alternative is Invisalign.
Why Choose Invisalign
Some of the reasons why Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth-straightening methods include:
- It works.
No matter what the secondary benefits of Invisalign may be, if this system did not get the job done, it would have no value. Invisalign does more than straightening a few crooked teeth; it is also suitable for overbite, underbite, and cross-bite correction, overlapping gaps, and more.
- Treatment is customized.
The basic protocol is the same for every patient: wear invisible aligners as directed, and switch them every two weeks. From the get-go, though, the goal is to create a series of aligner trays that is customized to each mouth, moving teeth in small incremental phases.
- Aligners are discreet.
Most adults we speak with say they would like a straighter smile, but despise the idea of wearing metal brackets over their teeth. The silvery appearance doesn’t do much for the professional image, that’s for sure. With the clear plastic aligners of the Invisalign system, patients can carry on their day to day obligations without feeling self-conscious.
- Invisalign is comfortable.
Braces create discomfort through the exertion of force necessary to move teeth. The brackets can also cause issues by getting caught on soft tissue in the mouth or on the lips. Because aligners fit snuggly around the teeth and have no protruding parts, the risk of minor injuries to soft tissues in nearly nonexistent. The force put on to teeth is also minimal when compared to conventional orthodontia.
- Eat what you’d like!
One of the complaints expressed by patients who wear braces is not being able to eat certain foods. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, this issue is eliminated completely.
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