Happy August, Plano! We hope you’re enjoy summer as it winds down. Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX. Today we want to tell you about one of the most exciting services we offer: Invisalign.

Invisalign is a revolutionary form of short-term adult orthodontics. In today’s post we’re going to run through three of the biggest advantages Invisalign has over Traditional Wire Braces.

A Secret Smile For You and Your Dentist

Would you cringe if you were told you needed Adult Braces? Do you fear they would be noticed by those around, especially when you were eating, smiling or speaking?

Perhaps you think adult braces would make you appear immature in social situations, or inexperienced at work. Maybe you think braces are just for teenagers. Traditional Braces can be damaging to your self-esteem, and kale you far less confident at your workplace.

For teenagers, these fears are even worse. When we were in high school, the students wearing braces often got teased or made fun of. Even today, wearers of Traditional Braces are more likely to report they are bullied or teased in school environments. You don’t want that; your teenaged children should be able to focus on their academics and athletics.

At Plano Smile Studio, we can help you put all those fear aside with the revolutionary system of Invisalign orthodontics. The Invisalign system uses comfortable and transparent aligners; these aligners help correct crooked teeth, spacing issues, and other cosmetic defects.

Invisalign is clear and most people won’t even notice them if you’re wearing them. This can help you feel confident if you need to give a presentation at work, or go on that nerve-wracking blind date, without worrying about looking immature in traditional braces.

You can even take out your aligners for a photo, or if you’d prefer to go to an event without wearing them.

Eat All The Foods You Love

Wearers of Traditional Wire Braces often report that their least favorite part of wearing braces is that it becomes difficult to eat the things they enjoy. With Traditional Wire Braces, there are numerous foods you cannot safely eat, and a ton of restrictions about how you eat. This limits your diet, and makes it hard to go out and eat with your friends. Do you want to be the person who makes it hard to make dinner plans?

The difficulty of eating with Traditional Braces is not being overstated. Imagine for a moment that you wanted to order a pizza for some late-night eating. The cheese can get caught in the wires of Traditional Braces; and taking a bite of the crispy crust can cause damage to the brackets of the braces.

If you’re going to cook-out, you can also have a tough time enjoying yourself. If you like your steak well done, or chicken and pork well-cooked, you’re at risk of damaging your braces when you eat. The meat may get caught in the the wires or loosen the wires and brackets of Traditional Braces.

Candy is also a minefield and can become stuck in your braces until your next Orthodontist appointment. Adults struggle to follow these restrictions, and teenagers sometimes ignore them all together. This can increase the amount of time you spend in braces, and cause dental problems.

But with Invisalign, you just take out the aligners before you eat. This means everything you want to eat, you can eat. With Invisalign from Plano Smile Studio, you don’t have to have any dietary restrictions.

Maintain Your Dental Hygiene and Health

Wearers of Traditional Wire Braces often are surprised to find tooth decay, teeth stains, and other issues with their total oral hygiene.

Brushing with braces can be difficult and time-consuming. You have to take rubber bands off your brackets, and then try and brush the actual hardware of the braces. Then you need to be careful brushing to ensure you reach all the areas of your teeth.

Flossing can also be difficult in Traditional Wire Braces, and requires a special type of floss. But even if you take great care with your brushing and flossing, you may still find yellow stains on your teeth.

With Invisalign, you just take out the aligners and brush and floss normally. That’s it!

Make An Appointment

Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign or schedule an appointment with us? Click here to contact Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX. With Invisalign we can help you develop a beautiful smile.