Think back to when you were in school. Everyone knows of one person who had braces. You know why we all remember that person? It’s because their braces had such a large impact on their smile. Now, I’m not trying make it sound like people with braces are ugly, or less attractive than anyone else, because that is not true. What I am saying is that braces leave a lasting impression on the people around you. Their smiles look so different with metal attached to the front of their teeth. This is especially true with some of the early versions of braces. The brackets were huge, and sometimes the person had to wear headgear with them as well.
If you have teeth that you want to straighten, there is something we want you to know. You do not have to get braces to straighten your teeth. That’s right, braces are not your only option for straightening your teeth anymore. Ardelean Family Dentistry in Clinton Township, MI wants to introduce you to the world of Invisalign. With the Invisalign alignment system, you won’t have to deal with metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands inside your mouth any longer. There are three reasons that you should choose Invisalign, and here they are.
Reason #1 – Comfort
The first reason in the Big 3 is comfort. Invisalign is made out of smooth plastic. This means that you don’t have to worry about the metal brackets and wires that come with braces rubbing against and irritating the insides of your lips or cheeks. No need to worry that you might split your lip open if you knock your lips against something, either. The gentle force that is applied to your teeth leaves you without the soreness that comes from the constant tightening and adjusting of metal braces. Every two weeks, switch to a new tray, and let the aligner gently guide your teeth into alignment.
Reason #2 – Convenience
This another one of the reasons you should choose to get Invisalign. An Invisalign dentist like Dr. Ardelean will not have to see you nearly as often as the dentist or orthodontist for someone with braces. That is because with Invisalign, there are no adjustments that need to be made throughout your treatment. All you have to do is move to the next tray after about two weeks. You will only see Dr. Ardelean for periodic checks on the improvement of your smile. There is also the convenience of Invisalign not affecting your daily routine in the least. There are no food restrictions with Invisalign. When you sit down to eat, you simply pop your aligners out and enjoy your meal. Put them back in after you finish and go about your day. The same goes for your morning routine. You can brush and floss your teeth just as you normally would. Take your trays out, take care of your teeth, clean your trays, and put them back in. It is really as simple as that. You just have to wear your aligner trays for 22 of 24 hours for Invisalign to be effective.
Reason #3 – Appearance
The last of the Big 3 is the appearance of Invisalign over braces. This is a hands-down win for Invisalign. Your aligner trays are made out of plastic, but I didn’t tell you that it was CLEAR plastic. This means that as you straighten your teeth, no one around you will know. This is especially appealing to the busy adult who can’t fathom having the way they look hijacked by a bunch of metal brackets and wires in their smile. You will be able to smile and talk just as you normally would, with no fear of anyone realizing that you are straightening your teeth. If that kid in school had used Invisalign, he would be remembered for something other than his braces. Invisalign is the clearest choice when it comes to straightening your smile.
Now, I am sure you are going to ask some questions about cost, and I will be totally honest with you. Invisalign usually does cost a little bit more than braces, but not a lot more. The cost of the two treatments are actually pretty comparable. This is especially true when you take into consideration that braces will take 2 or 3 years to straighten your teeth, and the average Invisalign treatment takes around 12 months.
Give Dr. Ardelean a call today to discuss your Invisalign options. You can reach our office at 586-465-4505. Make the smart choice, and choose Invisalign.