Summer is one of the best seasons to get started on pursuing your dream smile. Many patients visit our office looking for solutions to help with straightening their crooked or misaligned teeth. To help with this, Dr. William Harper often recommends Invisalign. Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces when used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. If you’ve been considering Invisalign, here are some great reasons to get started on your treatment this summer:
Maintain Your Smile Aesthetics
Because of traditional braces, many patients associate orthodontic care with metal brackets and wires that are firmly secured to their teeth surfaces while undergoing treatment. However, advances in modern dentistry have given us the ability to bypass these metallic aesthetics via Invisalign. Invisalign is a system of clear, plastic aligners that gradually apply pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. This means that patients get to discreetly undergo orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. We understand that you may have several special plans coming up this summer, and you don’t want any metallic braces ruining your summer photo albums. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about that. Instead, you will maintain your natural smile aesthetics while also pursuing your dream smile.
No Dietary Restrictions
With traditional braces, patients are often told to avoid certain excessively crunchy or chewy foods because the metallic brackets and wires can be damaged as a result. This can require drastic lifestyle changes while undergoing treatment. Invisalign patients get to avoid this major inconvenience. This is because Invisalign aligners are removable, and patients are encouraged to remove them when eating, drinking, or practicing their oral hygiene routine. With Invisalign, you don’t have to deal with any dietary restrictions or extra steps in your oral hygiene routine. Simply remove the aligners and then reapply them immediately afterward. This makes Invisalign perfect to pursue this summer because you don’t have to worry about missing out on any of your favorite summer snacks.
Less Time In The Dental Chair
With summer vacations and special occasions coming up, we understand that you don’t have a lot of time left to spend at the dentist’s office. Traditional braces are not effective unless you visit the orthodontist often so that they can tighten the metal wires. This can be a major inconvenience for patients with busy schedules. If you do not have a lot of time to spend in the dental chair, this is another great reason to consider Invisalign. With Invisalign, you are given your aligners upfront and instructed on when to switch them out for a new pair. While Dr. Harper does not perform orthodontic treatment in his Poquoson dental office, he will design a treatment plan and coordinate the treatment with an orthodontist. Depending on your case, you will wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each. Most patients complete treatment in 6 – 12 months and only need to schedule a few check-up appointments during treatment just so we can ensure your teeth are progressing as expected.
If you are interested in finding out if Invisalign is right for your smile, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Harper. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream smile.