How Does Invisalign Affect Your Lifestyle?
April 7, 2015
Invisalign treatments are a popular way to get orthodontic benefits of straighter, healthier teeth without the obtrusive hardware of traditional metal braces. One of the main advantages of Invisalign is that you can remove the aligners to eat, brush, and floss. This is a stark lifestyle change from traditional braces treatments where metal brackets are attached to the teeth and are unremovable for one to two years. Invisalign treatments are becoming a more and more popular way to align teeth without the trauma of braces. These treatments are especially popular among adults for the ease and ‘lifestyle’ advantages.
A New Look to Orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment has always been perceived as a sacrifice, both in terms of what you can eat and in terms of personal appearance. Invisalign treatments seek to address both of these things, particularly for adult patients. The transparent nature of aligners make wearing Invisalign less noticeable and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. For adults who are considering undergoing orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can be an encouraging option to get straighter teeth without the less than aesthetic hardware of metal braces.
The metal braces treatment can be an arduous experience considering you must wear the appliance for a year or two. From a lifestyle perspective, braces can require some serious adjustments, both physically and emotionally. With Invisalign, some of these adjustments can be eased or altogether avoided.
Beyond the obvious benefits of the Invisalign treatment to correct misalignments, the nature of the treatment is beneficial because it is all but invisible. Insecurities about wearing braces are not an issue with Invisalign since the aligners are transparent and completely removable. Of course, the treatment is only effective if the aligners are worn most of the day, but you have the advantage of being able to remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth. This can create a completely different perspective on orthodontic treatment. Your treatment span can seem less cumbersome and, even traumatic. If you are considering undergoing orthodontic treatment as an adult, discuss the options for Invisalign treatment with your orthodontist.