Invisalign is a beautiful thing for the people who opt for this type of orthodontic treatment: All the benefits of braces without any of the hassle, or any of the obvious drawbacks, like brackets and wires that poke your gums and lips, or broken hardware that requires emergency trips to the orthodontist. As you give thanks for all the things in your life this Thanksgiving, add Invisalign to the list, whether you’re thinking about becoming a patient or already are one.
1. They’re practically invisible.
Metal braces are there for the world to see – a reason many adults don’t have braces. Invisalign, however, makes it possible for just about anyone to get braces, especially those who are super self-conscious about the potential of any hardware on their teeth.
If you don’t want your orthodontics to interfere with everything you have going on in your life, especially your appearance, Invisalign is a great choice. No one will ever notice the super-thin aligners unless you point them out. Go to work, school, social events, or elsewhere and fly completely under the radar as a Center City Invisalign patient.
2. You’ll stick to your diet.
One side effect of Invisalign that many wearers discover quickly is that having the aligners on their teeth nearly 24/7 makes them think harder about when and what they eat. Is that snack really worth it? Do you really need the pick-me-up afternoon coffee or soda? Because you want to avoid taking Invisalign out more often than necessary, you’ll automatically be inclined to be more thoughtful about the things you are consuming. Inevitably, this could lead to a slightly lower number on the scale.
3. No one will make fun of you.
It doesn’t matter how old you are – if you’re wearing metal braces, you will inevitably take some jabs from people who think it’s amusing to make fun of the braces-wearer. Invisalign, on the other hand, gets the last laugh. You simply can’t be a “metal mouth” or “brace face” with Invisalign for adults. And that goes for teens too. Invisalign Teen is available for many younger patients who are facing the orthodontic rite of passage, but would still prefer to be as discreet about it as possible.
4. You can eat whatever you want.
Whether it’s Thanksgiving or any other food-filled time of year, if you’re wearing Invisalign braces and have some major eating to do, Invisalign won’t get in the way of what you need to satisfy your belly. Holidays are about indulgences, and there are no food restrictions for Invisalign wearers.
You must, however, still wear your aligners for a total of 20 to 22 hours a day, and you cannot eat with the aligners in place. So take your aligner case with you wherever you’ll be sitting down to give thanks and chow down and put your appliances away until it’s time to pick your teeth, brush up, and get back to the business of orthodontics.
Ready to talk to a Center City orthodontist about Invisalign? Make an appointment with Dr. Roberts or Dr. de Marsche in Center City.