Invisalign® treatments are an amazing format of dental correction that can help you improve your overall smile without the need for traditional metal braces. This option is more adaptable and allows you to sacrifice less when it comes to your day-to-day routine. All of that comes with a severe need for responsibility and dedication when it comes to wearing your clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. Continue reading to find out more about this method of dental correction and if it’s right for you.
We mention responsibility because there is so much adaptability that comes with Invisalign®. You can take out your clear aligners whenever you need to eat or drink something besides water. You can also pop them out if you have an important picture or meeting where you’d like your natural teeth to be on display. In either case, it can be easy to forget your Invisalign® aligners and then leave them out for a handful of hours. Or worse, you put them on a plate while you’re eating and they end up in the trash. Yes, it has happened before and we’ve heard all the stories. We’ve also heard some stories involving furry friends who are interested in some dental correction. In any situation, your aligners must end up back in your mouth as soon as possible so your progress is not lost, which takes some serious responsibility.
A Busy Schedule
If you have an overly busy schedule that requires you to be incredibly active Invisalign® is probably the better choice for you. Wearing normal metal braces and playing sports can lead to several complications given the impacts and strain that can happen in various contact sports. With Invisalign® you can simply pop out your dental correction equipment and put your mouthguard in easily. This saves you from any odd visits to us involving broken wires or metal brackets coming off.
Only Moderate Jaw Correction Needed
While Invisalign® always sounds like the best option and can be a lot more convenient, it is not a catch-all for all types of tooth correction requirements. If you have an overly problematic tooth or an excessive overbite or underbite, Invisalign® might not be the best for you. It will take a consultation with us to be able to tell which method of tooth correction will work best for you.
If you’d like to set up an Invisalign® consultation with us here at Advanced Orthodontic Care in Denver, CO, simply give us a call at 303-331-0222.