Whether your teeth are crooked, gapped, crowded or misaligned, there are a lot of different options out there as far as orthodontics go. Before you settle with metal braces, take a moment to learn more about an alternative to the tradition, Invisalign clear aligners. You may have seen commercials or ads for Invisalign before and thought to yourself that it’s probably too expensive or inconvenient to consider for yourself. Santa Rosa Dental is proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners to patients of all ages in Santa Rosa. Discover the different benefits of Invisalign to see if it’s the right solution for you.
1. Invisalign is Nearly Invisible
One of the most important benefits of Invisalign is the clear aligner aspect. When you opt for an Invisalign treatment, your treatment will be a secret between you and your Santa Rosa dentist because of its discreet appearance. The clear aligners are made of a thin and see-through plastic that blends in well with your teeth. As a result, your orthodontic treatment won’t be visible to your friends and family unless they get really close to your face and even then, it’s not noticeable.
With the invisible aspect of Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about hiding your teeth for a year or two while you undergo your orthodontic treatment. You can smile in pictures, talk in meetings and go about your life without feeling self-conscious of your smile like you normally would when wearing traditional metal braces. Experience a stress-free orthodontic treatment that leaves your teeth looking great during and after the treatment. Say goodbye to wearing a mouth full of metal.
2. Invisalign is Comfortable to Wear
If you aren’t sure what wearing metal braces is like, imagine something sharp poking you in the mouth, tongue, and lips 24/7. Although your mouth gets used to the feeling after a few weeks, wearing metal braces never becomes a comfortable experience. It’s common to experience a lot of cuts and canker sores in your mouth during your treatment. In addition, if you play any wind instruments or sports, you can expect extra cuts in your mouth from your brackets rubbing against the inside of your mouth. It’s also common for brackets to brake or for wires to poke you at times. Lastly, with traditional metal braces, you will have to get them tightened every 6 weeks which can leave your mouth feeling sore for days.
If that sounds like too much discomfort for you, Invisalign might be the better option. One of the benefits of Invisalign in Santa Rosa is how comfortable it is. Your clear aligners are made of a smooth plastic so you never have to worry about cutting up your mouth or tongue. In addition, you switch your aligners every 2 weeks so that your teeth move in smaller increments. This makes your mouth less sore than it would be after a metal braces appointment. If comfort is important to you, Invisalign is the best option.
3. Invisalign Works with Most Patients
If you’re worried that you wouldn’t be a good candidate for Invisalign, don’t. Unless you have severely bad teeth, Invisalign can work with you. Invisalign can treat gapped, crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth in anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Consult with our dentist to find out more.
4. Invisalign is Affordable
One of the top concerns of our patients when it comes to Invisalign treatment is that they don’t believe they will be able to afford the treatment. Let us tell you, if you can afford metal braces, you can afford Invisalign. In most cases, Invisalign only costs a little bit more than metal braces. If you think about all of the benefits that come with Invisalign treatment, it’s totally worth the cost. Make sure to check with your insurance to see if they cover an orthodontic treatment. If metal braces are covered, Invisalign should be covered.
5. You Can Eat Anything During Treatment
Foodies unite! Invisalign allows you to eat all of your favorite foods throughout the treatment. You don’t have to say goodbye to hard breads, chewy candies, apples, nuts and other foods restricted with braces. This is because you remove your aligners to eat, therefore making all foods within your limits. Eat your heart out during Invisalign treatment without restricting your diet.
6. Invisalign is Perfect for All Ages
There’s no wrong age for Invisalign treatment. Teens love Invisalign because it helps make their teen years feel less embarrassing. Adults and even seniors love Invisalign because they can keep their treatment discreet from coworkers. See why both teens and adults are opting for Invisalign over metal braces with the rest of our benefits.
7. Invisalign Helps You Maintain Good Dental Health
Although most teens don’t care about this benefit of Invisalign, their dentist and parents definitely do. When it comes to your dental health, it will be in good hands during your Invisalign treatment. This is because you are able to brush and floss your teeth regularly during your treatment. Just remove your aligners and brush your teeth, floss or visit your dentist for a cleaning. With metal braces, you will usually miss spots or skip flossing altogether because it’s such a hassle. Prevent cavities and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile during your treatment.
8. Invisalign Works Fast
If time is of the essence, you will enjoy this benefit of Invisalign. Invisalign treatment works faster than metal braces. This is due to switching the aligners every 2 weeks and not relying on your dentist appointment to move your treatment along. Expect your teeth to be perfect in as little as 6 months to 2 years.
Get Invisalign in Santa Rosa Today
If the benefits of Invisalign have convinced you that it’s the right treatment to straighten your smile, schedule a consultation for Invisalign at Santa Rosa Dental today to find out if you are a good candidate. We can be reached via phone or our online contact form.