Because of the many unique advantages it offers, Invisalign is a very popular teeth alignment system for both adults and teenagers. As a Premier Provider of Invisalign, Dr. Vincent Ip at Smile360 in Austin, TX, offers extensive experience for your treatment. You can be sure he will help you maximize the many Invisalign benefits available.
The most important function of Invisalign is straightening out your smile. Invisalign is designed to correct most mild to moderate tooth and bite alignment problems. As a result, patients also reap other important oral health benefits:
By straightening out crookedness and misalignment, Invisalign minimizes the risk of many oral health problems.
Traditional orthodontics are often damaged when patients eat hard or chewy foods. As such, patients are advised to stay away from eating things like apples, carrots, or taffy. Having to avoid some of the foods you love for up to a year or longer can be disappointing. Patients may take the chance on a food they know they should not eat and end up in the dentist’s chair for additional work due to a broken wire or bracket.
However, because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can eat whatever they wish without fear of setting back their orthodontic treatment.
Metal wires and brackets can be abrasive to the lips, gums, and insides of the mouth. Patients can develop sores and other irritations as the metal parts rub against their soft tissues. Over time, these injuries can become scars.
In contrast, Invisalign plastic trays have a smooth surface and are customized specifically for your teeth. Since there are no hard or protruding parts to the appliance, the fit is designed to be as comfortable as possible.
Many patients who undergo traditional orthodontic treatment may end up wearing metal braces anywhere from 18 months to four years. Invisalign, in contrast, often offers a significantly reduced timeline of 12 months. However, patients should keep in mind that this estimate is dependent on strict compliance with treatment.
Patients are often understandably self-conscious about wearing traditional braces. Not only are wires and brackets noticeable, there is also a risk of food getting caught during meals.
Invisalign relieves patients of these concerns. The clear plastic trays are almost imperceivable over the teeth. Patients can confidently smile, laugh, and converse without wondering if other people are noticing their orthodontic treatment. The discretion of Invisalign is a huge benefit in day-to-day life. It is also a big plus for special occasions with important photo opportunities, such as weddings and dances.
With so many advantages to the Invisalign system, particularly compared to traditional orthodontics, it is easy to see why so many patients have chosen this therapy. Learn more today by calling us at (512) 444-4746 or reach out to us online.