Nowadays, there is no reason to live with crooked teeth or gapped teeth. Thanks to dental solutions such as Invisalign, patients with wayward teeth and spaces between their teeth enjoy the benefits of a completely normal-looking smile in surprisingly little time. An added bonus is the fact that Invisalign closes off those gaps between teeth to prevent food from sticking and causing dental decay. So don't believe the hype that Invisalign is merely a substitute for braces provided to teens looking for straight teeth. The truth is Invisalign benefits teens as well as full-grown adults in myriad ways. Let's take a closer look at the many benefits of Invisalign for adult patients.

Invisalign is Incredibly Convenient and Comfortable

Invisalign has quickly become the world's most favored removable brace for dental treatment largely because it is uber-comfortable and convenient. There is no need to soak your Invisalign aligners in a cleaning solution. Nor is there any need to don bulky wires and brackets as required with traditional metal braces. Invisalign gradually shifts the teeth into the proper positions in a gentle manner. Go ahead and floss and brush your teeth as you normally do after removing your Invisalign aligner. You can simply pop the aligners back into place once your teeth are clean.

Invisalign is Aesthetically Pleasing

As an adult, you need to look your best for success at work as well as success with love interests. As is often said, appearance is nearly everything these days. Though this is an awfully depressing statement, it is completely true. Thankfully, Invisalign aligners are available to move your teeth into the proper positions without sabotaging your personal aesthetic.

Unless your co-workers, significant other, or another person are within inches of your mouth, they will have no idea you are wearing Invisalign aligners. These aligners are comprised of medical-grade polyurethane resin that cannot be seen with the naked eye unless it is directly in front of one's field of vision and the onlooker is specifically looking for this barrier over the teeth. Dr. Cordoba a Debary orthodontist adds that with Invisalign you can relax during treatment and don't have to worry about events where pictures will be taken.

There is no Risk of Trapping Food Particles in Your Mouth

Ask anyone who has tried traditional braces about the experience and you are likely to be inundated with complaints about small food particles being trapped in the brackets and wires. Such trapped particles are likely to spur gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental health problems.

Remove the Aligner at any Time You Desire

Unlike regular fixed braces, there is no need to keep the Invisalign tray in your mouth at all times. You have the freedom to remove the Invisalign tray whenever desired. This way, if you feel a craving for a certain snack in between meals, you can simply remove your Invisalign aligner, satisfy your craving and reinsert the aligner.

Smooth Edges for Enhanced Control

Metal braces lack the smooth edges of Invisalign aligners. These smooth edges are important for mouth comfort yet this is not the totality of their merits. Invisalign aligners' smooth edges provide that much more control in the context of the teeth-straightening process. These smooth edges allow for precision in terms of moving the teeth and regulating their shifting as time progresses. Each Invisalign aligner gradually moves the teeth in a horizontal and vertical manner, sometimes even rotating the teeth as necessary to ensure the perfect dental alignment.

Fewer Trips to the Dentist's Office

Though our patients rave about our dentist, we understand you want to minimize your visits to our office. After all, you have a life to live. Opt for Invisalign and you won't have to return to the dentist or orthodontist nearly as often as those who choose braces. You can return every 4 – 6 weeks to ensure the Invisalign aligners are working their magic as intended.

Fast Results

Those who rely on traditional braces to straighten their teeth typically wait upwards of a year and a half to two years for their teeth to move back into the proper positions. Opt for Invisalign aligners and your teeth will be back in the proper position in as little as 12 months. As long as you wear your Invisalign aligners for the recommended 22 hours each day, you will likely notice meaningful results in a year's time or even less.

Hardly any Maintenance is Required

If you are hesitant to try Invisalign aligners as you are worried about having to take care of them, do not fret! Hardly any maintenance is necessary to get the most out of your Invisalign aligners. You can easily freshen up these aligners by dipping your toothbrush in water with a little bit of bleach. Scrub the Invisalign aligner for about a minute's time and you will completely eliminate the stains. Perform this cleaning procedure every other day and your Invisalign aligners will stay fresh, clean, and effective for the year or so necessary to straighten your teeth or eliminate those pesky gaps.

Jeff Kindseth DDs

If you have crooked, improperly spaced, or otherwise flawed teeth, we have the solutions to beautify your smile and boost your oral health. From Invisalign to teeth whitening and beyond, our dental team has all sorts of solutions to common oral health problems and aesthetic flaws. Give us a call at 949-661-2152 to schedule an appointment.