Remember when you were in elementary school and wire braces were cool? Those who actually wore braces probably didn’t think they were so great, but for everyone else, they were considered an exotic rite of passage. We even knew a ten-year-old girl who tried to glue earring backs onto her teeth to give the appearance of wire braces. (Yes, really.)
For adults, however, braces have zero cool-factor. In fact, many adults who need braces avoid them because those wire brackets look so unattractive. Avoiding braces is not a good idea, though, because misaligned teeth can cause plaque buildup between the teeth, leading to oral health problems such as periodontal and gum disease, tooth decay, and irregular wearing of tooth enamel. Additionally, an improper bite often interferes with chewing, which can result in gastrointestinal issues as well.
Unfortunately, teeth can shift at any age, due to injury, a health condition, or simply natural growth. Even adults who had braces at a young age can end up with a crooked or overcrowded smile.
Invisalign provides adults with an alternative to wire braces. Instead of those chunky wires and metal brackets, Invisalign uses a custom-made series of aligners made from a smooth, virtually invisible plastic worn over the teeth. Approximately every two weeks, you advance to the next stage of treatment by switching out the current Invisalign tray for a new one. This gradually and gently shifts your teeth into place – with little interference to your daily life.
Take a look below at the benefits of straightening your teeth with Invisalign.
Invisalign is virtually invisible
You don’t have to be shy about smiling when you’re wearing Invisalign. When you straighten your teeth with Invisalign invisible braces, hardly anyone will notice.
Invisalign is comfortable
Invisalign’s smooth plastic aligner trays won’t irritate your gums or the insides of your mouth. No need to stop playing contact sports, either, because there’s no risk of injury from the wires and metal brackets.
Invisalign is flexible and convenient
The removable Invisalign trays allow you to continue to live life the way you’re accustomed to. You take them out when you eat, so no food restrictions required! Plus, unlike with other teeth-straightening methods, you only have to visit the orthodontist every six weeks or so.
Invisalign makes for easy oral hygiene
With Invisalign, your daily oral hygiene routine remains virtually unchanged. You take the tray out and brush and floss as you usually would. To clean your aligners, you just brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. Easy peasy!
We’re offering a special on Invisalign!
Not only can Invisalign invisible braces help straighten your teeth, but it can also boost your confidence. And, as far as we’re concerned, nothing has more cool-factor than a confident smile.
Give us a call at Soft Touch Dental in San Diego to schedule a consultation and determine whether Invisalign is right for you. If it is, we welcome you to take advantage of our current special.