Are Transparent Aligners (Invisalign) Right for You?
Published on April 28, 2017, Updated on April 28, 2017
Let transparent aligners work their magic and straighten your teeth without metal brackets! The orthodontists at Belmar Orthodontics can offer you the versatility of Invisalign treatments to straighten your teeth and give you something to smile about. Many people will have braces during their lifetime, but many others will opt not to have them because they don’t want a mouth full of metal. Maybe you are a professional in the workplace and can’t imagine attending work or events because of your braces. Whether you’re a teen wanting to straighten your smile or an adult that wants more confidence, Invisalign treatment may be right for you. Invisalign is a clear, removable aligner system developed to help straighten your teeth, but with the freedom and ability to remove the aligners when you want or need to. The best part…they’re invisible! Check out what Invisalign can do for you and why this teeth-straightening system is becoming more and more popular.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a transparent aligner system developed to give adults and adolescents more options when it comes to straightening their teeth. According to the makers of Invisalign themselves, their transparent aligners have been found to be the most advanced orthodontic system you can find. A mold is taken of your teeth just as it would be for traditional metal braces. Those molds then go to a special lab where transparent, sturdy aligners will be custom-made for your mouth over the course of your treatment. You will go through a series of transparent aligners (usually 18-30 depending on your mouth and individual straightening needs) that will be sent to you. These will gradually shift your teeth until they are aligned perfectly. The transparent aligners are designed to correct problems with crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite and deep bite as well.
With any straightening system, the teeth need to have light pressure enacted on them pretty constantly for teeth to come into proper position. You will wear your custom aligners for 20-22 hours a day for 2-3 weeks at a time. Then you will receive new transparent aligners to gently move your teeth into an even straighter position. Repeat that a few times and viola! Your teeth will be straight. Most patients only need the transparent aligners for 9-15 months, and the time to straighter teeth with Invisalign can sometimes be less than traditional braces would take to straighten.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Studies show that of the millions of people in the U.S. with braces, about 25% of them are adults. If you are a teen looking for options besides traditional braces, or a more professional-looking option for teeth straightening as an adult, Invisalign is your best choice for incognito straightening. Invisalign is a highly popular option with adults, as they can straighten their teeth without anyone else knowing, which is especially beneficial in the workplace. If you opt for Invisalign, you will still be able to keep your oral hygiene regime simple and manageable without worrying about meticulously cleaning metal brackets. If you are a teen looking into Invisalign, one of the best perks Invisalign can give you is less time and hassle with cleaning. Invisalign aligners can easily be removed, are easier to clean, and typically require less office visits, saving you time when you’re on the go. If you want a straighter smile without any added stress in your life, the transparent aligners the Invisalign system utilizes may be right for you.
How Do I Benefit from Invisalign?
Studies have shown that those who have straighter teeth tend to be more confident in their day-to-day life, especially in their interactions with others. Those with straighter teeth are perceived by their peers and coworkers as more successful, confident, trustworthy and attractive. Studies show that a straighter smile can even land you a job quicker compared to someone who has a crooked smile. There are many amazing benefits to a straight set of pearly whites, and all lead to greater success in home, school and professional life. If for no other reason than aesthetic appeal, Invisalign is your top choice for transforming your smile discreetly while living your life normally. The average patient satisfaction rate tops the scales at around 96% of patients highly satisfied with their transparent aligners Invisalign treatment. The average time for straightening is about 1 year in most users, which is typically less than the average traditional braces wearer (also a plus).
Invisalign is a tried-and-true method for straightening teeth discreetly and at your leisure. Whether you’re a first-timer with braces or just want to get your smile a little bit straighter, Invisalign might be right for you. The transparent aligners we offer can give you the confidence you seek while shaping the straight, beautiful smile you desire. Call Belmar Orthodontics today at (303) 225-9016 for your free consultation or to learn more about our teeth straightening options. A brighter, straighter smile is just a simple phone call away!