Invisalign: What it is, and why it’s worth it

Invisalign: What it is, and why it’s worth it

Advantages of Investing in Invisalign as an Adult

Invisalign is a translucent orthodontic aligner system that straightens your teeth with interchangeable trays. While most people associate getting braces with something that you do in high school, that?s not the case with these clear aligners, and why I’m such a fan of treatment!

Most Invisalign patients are adults, because of the way they?re designed and how flexible the system fits into their lifestyle. While Invisalign also makes a line of braces for teens, there are tremendous advantages to choosing the system if you?re in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.

No Visible Braces

Perhaps the biggest advantage of Invisalign is that it allows our adult orthodontic patients to discreetly straighten their teeth. You can head to the office or walk into a PTO meeting without other people realizing that you?re in braces. For the most low-profile appearance possible, Invisalign is hands-down the best choice for our Newport Beach patients.

Comfortably Made to Fit Your Smile

The streamlined contour and individual design of Invisalign braces means that they?re more comfortable to wear than a traditional orthodontic systems, like braces. There are no rough metal brackets or wires to irritate your gums, so you won?t have to bother with keeping orthodontic wax on hand to cover up irritating metal appliances.

Eat Whatever You Want

Orthodontic patients often have numerous dietary restrictions because of the impact it can have on their fixed appliances. For instance, sticky or crunchy foods are off-limits because of their ability to pop brackets off and require repair.

But with Invisalign, you can literally eat anything you want, because your aligners are removed during meals. Just slip them off, enjoy your favorite foods, and then rinse your mouth out before putting your aligners back on.

Easier Home Care

Invisalign trays are extremely easy to clean, because there are no fixed wires or brackets to brush and floss around. Simply remove your aligners and brush or floss as normal. Then, clean your trays out with a soft toothbrush and tap water.

If it?s nearing the end of the two-three weeks that your trays are being worn and they?re starting to develop some buildup, consider soaking them for an hour or two in an effervescent denture cleanser to loosen the particles before brushing them away.

Shorter Appointments

You will need to be seen every 2-3 weeks to pick up a new tray. When it?s time, Dr. Yazdan will take a quick look at your teeth and your bite to make sure everything is moving along properly. These shorter, less frequent visits are easier to work into your busy schedule (especially if you have a full-time job or are in school.)

Improved Oral Health

Properly aligned teeth tend to be easier to care for. But in contrast, misaligned teeth tend to be significantly more susceptible to issues like:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Abnormal wear

By addressing the alignment of your teeth now, you can extend their integrity and the future of your oral health.

No Referrals to Specialists

Invisalign uses two decades worth of proven digital technology to program a course of treatment for each individual patient. As such, our Newport Beach Invisalign candidates don?t have to be referred to an orthodontist. The entire process can be predictably completed right here in our office!?

Get the Most Out of Your Smile

Even if you?ve always had healthy teeth, a misaligned bite can contribute to worn down enamel, broken restorations, and TMJ disorder. Choosing to align your teeth now will help you get the most out of them for the years to come.

You Deserve It

Maybe you never got the chance to have braces growing up, because it wasn?t something that your parents could afford or felt was necessary. But now that you?re an adult, you?ve been wishing that was different. With Invisalign, you can finally enjoy the straight smile that you?ve always wished you had.

(Bonus, your Invisalign aligners can also double as whitening trays!)

You?re Never Too Old

There are no aging-out restrictions for Invisalign patients. Whether you?re 35 or 65, you can still enjoy the benefits of what these removable clear aligners have to offer!

Is Invisalign right for you? Schedule a consultation at The Center for Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach today to find out! Flexible payment options are available.

And to see some of my smile makeovers, or if you want to connect, make sure that you follow me on Instagram!

 

 

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