Invisalign 101: 5 Reasons it May be Right for You

Let’s face it: metal braces at any age aren’t the most glamorous or convenient way to straighten your teeth. And if you’re an adult, the thought of dealing with braces is even less appealing. Anne Chee, DDS, understands your predicament of wanting straighter teeth without the hassle.

Dr. Chee and her team offer the convenience of Invisalign® clear alignersa revolutionary straightening system that’s highly effective and easy to incorporate into a busy lifestyle. If you’re considering braces, here are five reasons Invisalign may be right for you.

1. Invisalign is practically invisible.

The Invisalign system discreetly transforms your teeth into a more beautiful smile using clear, plastic aligners. You wear them while you’re at school, at work, shoppinganywhere you go throughout your day, and they’re hardly noticeable.

When you smile, your family, friends, or work colleagues won’t see a mouth full of metal, just your teeth through the clear, custom trays.

The fact that Invisalign teeth aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth makes them even less noticeable. They fit snugly and become part of your mouth for a more comfortable experience than metal braces.

2. Incredible comfort that can’t compare to metal braces.

Invisalign comfort can’t compare to a mouthful of metal wires and brackets. If you’ve ever had braces as a kid, you may know that sometimes a wire breaks free and pokes delicate gum tissue or the inside of your cheek.

With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about wires breaking or brackets becoming loose, because there are none. Simply wear each set of perfectly fitting plastic aligners for a week or two at a time, then switch out the trays for a new set as Dr. Chee prescribes.

The aligners are made of a smooth, durable plastic so it’s easy to talk with them in, as well.

3. Invisalign trays are removable for eating and brushing.

One of the most ideal aspects of the Invisalign system is that, unlike metal braces that are permanently affixed to your teeth for the duration of your teeth-straightening experience, you can take your aligners out of your mouth to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

You can enjoy all your favorite foods. With the versatility of the Invisalign system, there’s no restriction on what you eat, because you don’t run the risk of damaging wires or brackets.

Additionally, there’s no extra worry that you’ll have an added challenge of keeping your teeth and gums clean while you straighten your teeth with Invisalign. Caring for your teeth while getting a straighter smile has never been easier.

Wear Invisalign all day for the maximum benefit, but take them out any time you brush and floss.

Continue with your usual oral hygiene routine, rinse and brush your aligners as Dr. Chee recommends, and your teeth and gums stay healthy while the aligners work on giving you a more beautiful smile.

4. Invisalign can correct a variety of dental issues.

If you think your teeth are “too crooked” for Invisalign, think again. When you consider Invisalign, Dr. Chee provides an extensive evaluation of your teeth and dental concerns to determine if you’re a good candidate for this aligning system.

In most cases, Invisalign can help, including simple-to-complex issues such as:

Invisalign can make your teeth straighter and function better. And when your teeth are straighter, and you can chew more easily, they’re also easier to keep clean. When you eliminate overlapareas that are hard to clean since food more easily gets stuckyou may have a healthier mouth, too.

5. Fewer check-ups and faster results than with traditional braces.

Once you get your new Invisalign aligning system, you may only need to visit Dr. Chee for a check-up every 6-8 weeks. She’ll check your progress and answer any questions you have, but you won’t have to endure any tightening of wires or adding of brackets.

This means Invisalign fits into virtually anybody’s schedulestudents and adultsas conveniently, and with the least amount of disruption to your busy lifestyle as possible. And in some cases, you get the results you desire up to two times faster than with metal braces.  

If you’ve been dreaming about a straighter smile, but you don’t want the hassle of traditional braces, you may be an ideal candidate for Invisalign. Call our friendly office team today, or use the online booking tool to request a consultation.

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