Happy holidays Plano! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Plano Smile Studio. The year sure has flown by; it seems just like yesterday parents were getting ready to send their children back to school. 2015 has been a great year in which we’ve reshaped the smiles of numerous patients in the Dallas-area with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
In our last blog post, we listed several reasons to choose Invisalign or Invisalign Teen over traditional metal braces. In today’s post we want to give you a few more reasons to consider Invisalign or Invisalign Teen if you are suffering from crooked teeth. But first let’s review the top three reasons to consider Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment.
First, treatment with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen is a more comfortable experience than treatment with traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses comfortable, transparent aligners in place of rigid metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is also free of the painful adjustments that occur during treatment with traditional metal braces.
Second, Invisalign won’t make you look immature or foolish in the workplace or school. Most wearers of traditional braces complain about the appearance of wearing metal braces and wires. Teenagers complain about being made fun at school. Adults dislike looking immature in the workplace.
Third, Invisalign is a faster option for orthodontic treatment than traditional metal braces. Traditional braces often require two or more years of use. Invisalign cuts that treatment time in half! Most patients only have to wear their aligners for about a year.
Ready for a few more reasons to consider Invisalign or Invisalign Teen? Then read on!
Reason #4: Invisalign Gives You a Preview of Your Smile
At the Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX, every step of your Invisalign treatment is planned out before you even begin treatment. We use 3D modeling software to make a model of your teeth. We can plan the treatment for each individual tooth in your smile.
We can even adjust your planned treatment to fit your desires. You can preview what your new smile will look like before you undergo treatment! That means there’s no surprises or uncertainty before you begin treatment with Invisalign or Invisalign Teen.
Each Invisalign or Invisalign aligner is customized to fit your teeth and slowly adjust them into correct position. You wear each aligner for around two weeks, then move onto a new aligner. The process is completed planned-out and customized for your unique smile.
Reason #5: Invisalign Allows Greater Freedom
Traditional metal braces can severely restrict your lifestyle. Consider your meals for example. There are many foods you have to avoid eating while you’re wearing traditional metal braces. Imagine a cookout where you’re grilling meat. Take one wrong bite of steak and you can knock a bracket right off your tooth!
But traditional metal braces can preventing you from eating more than just steak. Many foods, like candy, can become stuck in the wires and brackets. That experience can be painful and encourages tooth decay. Imagine going for two whole years without eating steak or candy!
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen uses removable aligners. You wear each aligner for around 22 hours a day, but take them off before engaging in certain activities like eating. That means there’s no restrictions on your diet!
Invisalign ensures you can experience a higher quality of life filled with steak, candy, and all of your favorite foods. The freedom offered by Invisalign and Invisalign Teen also encourage a higher rate of patient compliance. Although you may have the self-discipline needed to limit your diet during orthodontic treatment, can you say the same thing for a teenager?
Reason #6: Invisalign Won’t Stain Your Teeth
The brackets of traditional brackets are bonded in place. When they are removed, they can often leave behind unsightly yellow stains. Traditional braces can also encourage tooth decay due to food and bacteria being trapped in place by the metal brackets and wires. All of these downsides are exasperated by the difficulty patients having brushing their teeth while wearing traditional braces.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen use removable aligners, so you just take them off before you brush your teeth. That freedom allows you to continue brushing and flossing your teeth like normal. With Invisalign and Invisalign Teen from Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX, you never have to worry about your teeth decaying during your orthodontic treatment.
Make An Appointment
Are you ready to change your smile with Invisalign or Invisalign Teen? Then schedule a consultation at Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX. You can reach our comfortable and modern office by calling at 972-398-2550.