Greetings Red Bank! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC. In today’s post of our dental health blog, we want to talk about Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is quickly revolutionizing the way people straighten their teeth. Invisalign is fast, comfortable, and effective. Yet some misconceptions about Invisalign still exist.

We recently had a couple patients come into our office; these patients were candidates from orthodontic treatments but were reluctant to wear traditional adult braces made of brackets and wires. So we explained some of the facts about Invisalign, and got them set-up with an orthodontic treatment that works with their lifestyle.

In today’s post we’d like to share a few of these facts about Invisalign. If you’re a busy, working adult, maybe you’ve avoided the subject of adult braces because you’d be embarrassed to wear them in the office. Or maybe you’ve written traditional adult braces off as something that takes too long to deliver results. Invisalign can destroy all of these misconceptions; if you’ve ever been told that you were a candidate for adult braces, then please take a moment to consider the following facts.

Fact #1: Invisalign is Comfortable

Many patients dread the idea of being stuck in metal brackets and wires for two years or more. Invisalign is a metal-free system of straightening your teeth. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of comfortable aligners. These plastic aligners are molded to your teeth for a seamless fit. You wear an aligner for a couple of weeks, then graduate on to the next aligner. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about brackets and wires scratching your mouth and gums.

Fast #2: Invisalign Really Works and There Are No Surprises

Probably the most common question that patients ask us is if Invisalign really works. It can work wonders for a variety of orthodontic issues. Even better, there are no surprises with any aspects of your Invisalign treatment. We use a piece of technology called the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you exactly what your teeth will look like after you’ve completed treatment. We can also show you how every stage of your treatment will appear with this treatment.

Fact #3: Invisalign is Virtually Invisible

The appearance of traditional adult braces is probably the number one compliant we hear from our patients in orthodontics. Teens are nervous about wearing them in high school or college, worried that someone might make fun of them. Adults dread them because braces are often associated with immaturity or inexperience. Invisalign aligners are designed to be inconspicuous when you’re wearing them; most people won’t even see the clear aligner when it’s in place. Plus, if you ever have to give an important presentation, or even pose for a photo, the aligners are removable. That means no one will ever have to know that you’re in braces!

Fact #4: Invisalign Allows You Greater Freedom

With traditional adult braces, there are several things you can’t eat without risk of harming your braces. Chewy foods like candy can get stuck behind your brackets and cause you discomfort while increasing your risk of tooth decay. Other foods, like crush breads, can even knock the brackets out of place. Many patients dislike the limitations caused by traditional adult braces. But Invisalign offers far more freedom because the aligners are removable. You simply take them out before you eat, then enjoy any type of food that your heart desires. This makes the treatment time feel like it’s much faster.

Fact #5: Invisalign is Non-Invasive

The brackets and wires of traditional braces require several appointment to apply, and then to remove. Because Invisalign uses removable aligners, the process fells much less invasive. In addition, Invisalign doesn’t carry the same risks of staining your teeth that traditional braces do. When the brackets of traditional adult braces are removed, they’re often a yellow stain where the bracket once was. With Invisalign, you remove your aligner to brush your teeth. That means never having to worry about embarrassing stains on your smile after you complete treatment.

Make An Appointment

Have you ever considered adult braces? Then schedule a consolation at Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC in Red Bank, NJ. We can evaluate your teeth and discuss your options for treatment. Invisalign is often a great solution for working adults, busy professionals, and teenagers. DOn’t live another day with crooked teeth, call 732-945-5343 for an appointment.