If you want a straight smile, you have undoubtedly given Invisalign some consideration. Your Center City Invisalign provider will have the final say on whether you are a good candidate for this innovative alignment method, but it’s important for you to know now whether this is the right kind of orthodontic treatment for your lifestyle and smile goals.
You’re good at commitment.
Invisalign requires a commitment, as in, at least a 12-month commitment. Some Invisalign cases take a little longer but one year is the average. Time also factors into this orthodontic treatment regarding when and how long the aligners must be worn. The rule is 20 to 22 hours a day, minimum. The only time you should remove the trays is for eating meals and cleaning your teeth.
You like to keep private matters private.
Many adults choose Invisalign because they don’t want to be embarrassed by wearing metal brackets and wires on their teeth. But some people select this method of tooth alignment because they simply don’t think it’s anyone’s business what they’re doing with their oral health or any part of their health. Invisalign lets you get the straight teeth you want in a private way.
You don’t want braces to interfere with your job.
When you have taken the time to consider braces, have you immediately abandoned the idea when thinking about how braces could interfere with your work? Invisalign is designed to blend in with your life so it doesn’t get in the way of face-to-face interactions, meetings, sales calls, interviews, presentations, or otherwise. In other words, Invisalign does not get in the way of your career. In fact, having straight teeth can actually give your work life a major boost. When you smile more and speak up more because you’re no longer ashamed of how your teeth look, you are more likely to thrive professionally.
You like food too much to get braces.
If you know anything about traditional metal braces, you know that this orthodontic treatment comes with several restrictions. Major no-nos include eating any foods that will damage the brackets and wires, like gum, popcorn, bagels, hard candy, and more. Invisalign doesn’t limit any of your culinary endeavors. You can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, as long as your aligners stay in your mouth for the requisite amount of time every day, and you clean your teeth and trays properly in between meals.
You don’t want braces to get in the way of your daily life.
Some of the people who find Invisalign the most convenient include parents, working professionals, and teens. Busy moms and dads don’t have time to worry about what they’re allowed to eat or extra trips to the dentist. Invisalign has no food restrictions and requires fewer tips to see your Philadelphia Invisalign provider. Busy, Type-A professionals find the checks and balances of Invisalign to be a challenge that they will meet. And teens who qualify for Invisalign are so thankful that they aren’t going to be a metal mouth that they are some of the most dedicated wearers of these virtually invisible aligners.
Find out if you or your teen are a candidate for Invisalign braces. Make a consultation at Roberts & de Marsche, the orthodontic practice serving the Philadelphia and Lawrenceville areas. Our Center City dentists have treated over 2,000 Invisalign cases, and you might just be next.