If you have severely crooked teeth, you may actually feel sad to smile in front of your friends. Alignment problems tend to make people self-conscious about their smiles, not to mention they can cause discomfort or frustration while trying to chew. For many years, people had to choose between living with misaligned teeth or a mouth full of metal braces. But Invisalign Orthodontics has made it possible to straighten your teeth without having to rely on traditional braces. If you have always longed for a more even smile, Invisalign could help you achieve it.
What Are Some Benefits of Invisalign Treatment?
Unlike traditional braces, which rely on metal brackets to realign teeth, Invisalign treatment uses a set of clear plastic aligner trays to shift teeth into more correct alignment. By updating the trays every two or three weeks, patients are able to realign their teeth without the discomfort often associated with traditional braces. That’s because the trays are designed to be comfortable, and they eliminate the metal, which can irritate or even scratch the soft tissues in your mouth.
Another benefit of Invisalign treatment is that the trays, themselves, are removable. Though they do need to be worn the vast majority of the day, they can be removed during mealtime, so you can actually enjoy the food you’re eating. You won’t need to worry about anything getting stuck in your braces.
Of course one of the most obvious benefits of Invisalign, is that they are nearly unidentifiable. Many patients are more comfortable seeking orthodontic treatment, knowing that most of the people they meet won’t even recognize they’re wearing the trays.
Will Invisalign Hurt?
While it may take some time to adjust to wearing the aligner trays, there should not be any severe discomfort. The soft, BPA-free plastic used to make them is smooth to the touch, and will be custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth. Smile enhancement doesn’t have to be painful.