What’s the deal with invisible braces?
Your friends are doing it, you’ve heard about it from a coworker, and now even your parents are showing interest. Invisible braces are sweeping the country, and it seems like there’s no limit to how popular this orthodontic option can become.
Thanks to new teledentistry models like Impressions, more people than ever before have the opportunity to correct their smiles without having to sacrifice their comfort or confidence. But what exactly are the advantages to this style of treatment?
The Braces Are Practically Invisible
Most adults you ask will say the same thing: they can’t imagine having to wear a mouth full of metal for months at a time just to fix their smile. This kind of reasoning has kept millions from achieving the smiles they’ve always wanted. Braces have never been pleasant, but the idea is especially unattractive for those who are trying to rise up in their career.
Enter Invisalign, the system of dental correction that relies on clear aligners to do the work. Invisible braces have changed the way that people see orthodontic care, and yes, they actually are invisible, especially if you take proper care of them. Skepticism over how clear the aligners can be makes sense, but there’s no need to worry, and that goes double if you’re using Impressions.
The Impressions system was created to offer treatment for mild to moderate cases. Invisalign, while convenient, is expensive and usually intended for serious dental correction. Impressions was designed to work fast and provide results; patients will wear a set of aligners for a week or two at most before switching to their next set. This ensures that the aligners stay clean and clear. Patients that use Impressions should never have to worry about excessive cloudiness and opacity in their aligners for the entirety of their treatment.
You Eat What You Love
The Braces Diet is a very real adjustment that patients have to deal with if they seek traditional treatment, but not so with invisible braces. With Impressions, we use clear plastic aligners made from an ultra-durable material to correct the shape of your teeth. Their design is based off an iTero digital intraoral scan of your mouth, which affords us total accuracy.
These aligners can be taken out whenever a patient needs to, especially while they’re eating, meaning there’s no need to skip the pretzels and peanut butter at snack time! While the window a person has to enjoy their meals may shrink, it will be hard to find much change in your eating habits after beginning treatment. Some patients have even claimed to lose weight while using Impressions.
Your Oral Hygiene Won’t Suffer
It can be very difficult to brush and floss your teeth with traditional braces on, and because of that some patients who seek that style of treatment see a decline in their oral hygiene. Invisible aligners are convenience and comfort at its best 一remove the aligners whenever you need to brush and floss, and place them back in when you’re finished.
It’s important that you brush and rinse after every meal and snack while using invisible braces. This keeps your teeth clean and free of bacteria or acids that can collect there and build up over time, which can damage the aligners. Traditional braces may contribute to gum disease and gingivitis due to neglect, but invisible aligners keep oral hygiene easy and accessible.
Safer and More Comfortable to Wear
Traditional metal braces are more than just unsightly, they can often cause lacerations if gum tissue gets stuck in a bracket. Clear aligners are totally smooth and mold to the shape of your teeth. There isn’t any excessive or protruding wire to catch or scratch your gum and tongue, and your mouth will be much more comfortable.
Braces can be bulky and take up a lot of space. They can also change a person’s speech pattern slightly and make patients feel self conscious, especially in a professional setting. Invisible aligners are steadily becoming more popular, especially with those who don’t wish to sacrifice their confidence in the short term. They are impossible to see and won’t obstruct the way that you talk, leaving you free to make as many presentations as you’d like.
Start Feeling Better Today
A beautiful smile is the best accessory for both men and women. It can transform a person’s life just by supplying them with the confidence they’ve always wanted. Too many Americans are letting their teeth shape the way their future will unfold, but that doesn’t have to be the case. A good first impression is much easier to make when you feel good about the way you look.
Not only do invisible aligners offer a solution to those who want to discreetly correct their teeth, they show results much faster than traditional braces do. Because of this, treatment time with aligners is usually much shorter, which can save patients money. The average impressions patient is only using aligners for 6-9 months, after which time they’re left with the smile of their dreams.
Oral care and dental correction no longer needs to be done with metal braces. Thanks to revolutionary new technology and incredible materials, more people are going to be able to see the change they’ve always hoped for. Additionally, orthodontic care doesn’t need to cost insane amounts: Impressions typically costs half that of Invisalign, and we file with all insurance companies. If that still isn’t quite enough, we offer financing options as well.
The perfect smile is waiting. For anyone who’s wished they could fix the way their teeth look, there’s Impressions. Get in touch with us today to request an appointment and come in for a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors. Together, you’ll decide the right course of action and get started on treatment before you leave that day.