Your Northfield Invisalign Provider
At Northfield Family Dental, we understand that for many adult patients the thought of getting braces causes them to flashback to their teenage years. From kids being teased as “metal mouths” to imagining how uncomfortable wearing those metal wires and brackets, adults can find many reasons why to resist undergoing orthodontic treatment later in life. Unfortunately, this type of negative stigma associated with orthodontic care can prevent you from getting the health, more attractive smile you’ve been dreaming of.
Invisalign offers patients a way to straighten their teeth and improve their oral health without needing to wear uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces. Unlike traditional braces that use metal wires and brackets to help correct a patients smile, Invisalign’s remarkable orthodontic programs utilizes clear plastic aligners to provide the same lasting results discreetly, comfortably and in less time.
If you’re not convinced that Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you, here are a few reasons why you should consider Invisalign over traditional metal braces.
Less Obvious, More Discreet
As we mentioned before, traditional metal braces use brackets and wire that are fixed to a patient’s teeth to slowly reposition their smile. For many adult patients, the idea of having to wear such a conspicuous orthodontic appliance is enough to convince them that treatment isn’t worth the social stigma they believe comes from wearing braces. But with Invisalign aligners, those concerns become a thing of the past.
Instead of wires and brackets, Invisalign treatment straightens teeth through the use of clear plastic aligners – similar in appearance to a mouth guard – that fit securely over your teeth. With no wire or brackets to stand out from the natural color and complexion of your smile, Invisalign blends so seamless that most people will never know your undergoing treatment to begin with.
Less Maintenance, More Comfortable
With the placement of wires and brackets comes the need to have your orthodontist constantly tighten and adjust the braces to keep your orthodontic treatment on track. When braces become tightened, the additional pressure placed on your teeth can cause some level of discomfort. The metal wires and brackets can also cause irritation when constantly rubbing on delicate part of the mouth, such as your tongue and cheeks.
Invisalign treatment requires no uncomfortable adjustments. Simply replace your aligner with a new one every one to two weeks and your treatment will continue uninterrupted. Since your aligners are removable, you don’t have to worry about using any special equipment when caring for your oral health. Simply brush and floss like normal and you’ll enjoy a healthy, great looking smile in no time.
Eat Whatever You Want
To maintain the wires and brackets used in traditional orthodontic treatment patients need to forego eating any item that could cause their appliance to become damaged. Items on the “do not eat” list include corn on the cob, nuts, hard candy, apples, a variety of different candies and anything that a lot of force to eat. While making this kind of sacrifice is fine when done in the name of receiving a healthier smile, Invisalign doesn’t require patients to sacrifice their favorite foods.
Since you can easily remove your aligners while eating, you can continue to enjoy whatever you want to eat and drink without needing to worry about damaging your braces.
Traditional braces typically require patients to visit their orthodontists at least once a month to make any repairs and to have their appliance tightened. Such frequent visits can place quite the strain on the busy schedules of many working adults. With Invisalign, you don’t need to visit your dentist on a monthly basis as Invisalign comes with a set of trays you can change out at home. Our team at Northfield Family Dental we need to check on the progress of your treatment periodically, but not on a monthly basis.