After talking to many of our patients over the years, we’re fully aware that braces don’t meet everyone’s needs. We offer Invisalign clear aligners as an alternative. If you want straighter teeth – but you don’t want the hassle of wearing braces – we can get you fitted with Invisalign clear aligners that will take care of the job.
Consider these three benefits of choosing Invisalign clear aligners to improve your smile.
1. You won’t feel self-conscious while wearing Invisalign
No one likes the way that traditional braces look. Teenagers often hate them because braces make them feel self-conscious. Adults hate them even more because they think that braces make them look juvenile.
With Invisalign, though, you can straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious.
Invisalign makes its aligners from SmartTrackⓇ material, which is clear. You can still see the aligner if you look closely, but it’s not nearly as obvious as traditional metal braces.
Invisalign aligners fit perfectly because an iTeroElementⓇ scanner captures a 3D image of your teeth, and those specifications are used to create your custom-made aligners. The better your aligner fits, the less noticeable it is and the more effective it is at straightening your teeth.
2. You can remove Invisalign at any time
When you get braces put on your teeth, you can’t take them off — ever. The braces are there until you get them removed.
With Invisalign, you can take the aligners out of your mouth when needed. In fact, you typically have about two hours each day when you don’t have to wear your aligners. Dr. Farhoumand determines how long you need to wear your Invisalign clear aligners each day to get the best results.
The option to take out your aligners gives you a lot of freedom. For instance, you can take your Invisalign out while you eat meals. With metal braces, you have to avoid chewy, crunchy, sticky, and hard foods, but you don’t have that problem with Invisalign. Just take your aligners out when you want to chew gum, eat corn on the cob, or snack on pretzels.
Removing Invisalign can also help you feel more confident in certain situations. You may want to take your aligner out for special occasions, like when giving important presentations, going on a date, or meeting new people.
3. Invisalign can straighten teeth faster than conventional braces
Many of our patients find that Invisalign gives them faster results than traditional braces. Once you get fitted for your first set of Invisalign aligners, you’ll receive a new aligner about every two weeks. Some people can even take advantage of weekly aligner changes, which work even faster.
Each new aligner brings your teeth closer to alignment. This stepwise process means that you get straight teeth on a predictable timeline. By the end of your schedule, you’ll have beautiful teeth that you’re proud to show off.
Most people use Invisalign for 12-18 months, but we know that each of our patients has unique needs. Invisalign isn’t the perfect option for everyone, but more often than not, we find that Invisalign gives people the results that they want faster and with fewer restrictions than conventional braces.
If you want to learn more about Invisalign, contact us to set up an appointment with Dr. Farhoumand or one of the other dentists here at Farhoumand Dentistry. Just call our office in Vienna, Virginia, or use the convenient online booking tool.