Surprising Invisalign Benefits
- April 15, 2016
Have you ever thought your smile could use a change? You’re not alone – around 60 percent of adults wish they could do something to change the look of their teeth. For many people that includes straightening their smiles by closing gaps, eliminating a crooked tooth or two, and getting rid of crowding, among other simple cosmetic issues.
If that sounds like you then Invisalign is probably an ideal treatment for you, but do you know all the reasons why it’s amazing? Sure, Invisalign is mostly undetectable, but why else is it so awesome. There’s a lot of reasons to love it: here are just a few of the great things it has done for our Honolulu patients.
No Lifestyle Interruption
One of the biggest drawbacks to wearing braces as an adult – aside from the stigma – is the huge change in your lifestyle. You can’t eat your favorite foods, you’re constantly dealing with junk stuck in your braces, and that’s not even to mention the scrapes and cuts on your cheeks.
With Invisalign none of those are problems you have to deal with. The single greatest benefit of Invisalign is that you can take them out! You need to wear your aligners for 22 hours out of the day, but that leaves plenty of time to eat and brush your teeth.
Because you can remove your aligners for meals you won’t have to worry about the hassle of food stuck in braces, eliminating foods from your diet, or any of the hygiene hassle. Your life can go on unchanged, except for your straighter smile!
The Invisalign Diet
We just mentioned that you can take your aligners out to eat, but that comes with one important caveat: you need to leave them in all day except for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That means snacking is off the table, which carries an unexpected benefit for lots of patients: weight loss.
Studies of Invisalign patients have found that unexpected weight loss occurs in many cases, all because most of us spend a lot of time absent-mindedly eating during the day. Chips from the vending machine, candy from someone’s at-work stash, or leftovers from the fridge are all temptations that are hard to pass up, but with Invisalign you’ll be saying “no, thanks” a lot more often.
By eating healthier, more filling meals and tossing out the snacks you can be well on the way to a trim new figure to go with your new straight smile. You could even add a new workout routine while you’re at it – get double the results!
Healthier Teeth At The End Of Treatment
One of the biggest problems that happen after orthodontic treatment is tooth decay and gum disease. It can be hard to take care of your teeth when you’re wearing braces, which has a tendency to lead to decay around the edges of brackets.
Invisalign has its own set of hygiene problems as well, but they’re much more easily controlled. Your teeth are covered most of the day, so it’s important to keep them and your aligners clean, but that’s it – there’s no permanent hardware to impair your normal routine.
As long as you keep to your usual brushing and flossing routine, with some added time to clean your aligners, you should end your treatment with a beautifully healthy and straight smile!
Braces make social lives difficult: wires and brackets make you feel awkward, your mouth bulges a bit, and you’ll dread a metal smile. For a lot of people this leads to a complete pause on their normal social routine, and that’s unacceptable!
With Invisalign you won’t have to worry about that at all. Your treatment will be invisible to everyone but you and those who know you’re undergoing treatment. Trust us – it’s surprisingly difficult to notice an Invisalign aligner!
What’s Keeping You Waiting?
A Downtown Dental Group is ready to show you all the great advantages to Invisalign treatment. All it takes is making that first appointment for an Invisalign consultation at our Honolulu office. We’re sure you’ll be thrilled with what we can do for you!