Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment option for people of all ages. Both adults and teens can take advantage of the benefits of Invisalign treatment to get straighter teeth with a minimum of interference with your daily life. The subtle appearance and comfort of Invisalign makes it an increasingly popular choice for orthodontics.
If you would like to be evaluated for Invisalign in Spokane or Spokane Valley, please call 509-368-7788 (Spokane) or 509-228-3998 (Spokane Valley) for an appointment. You can also contact us online for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.
Invisalign Benefits for Adults
Orthodontic treatment as an adult has special challenges. Not only is your schedule full, but you’ve got demands on your appearance. And with increased risk of oral health problems, maintaining excellent hygiene is a top priority. Fortunately, Invisalign helps with all of these.
Invisalign doesn’t interfere with your busy and demanding lifestyle. If you need to catch a meal on the go, you don’t have to worry about finding something you can eat—Invisalign allows you to eat anything that’s available. There are no diet restrictions with braces. And the same goes for business lunches. You don’t have to scour the menu to find something you can eat—just order a normal meal and enjoy.
Invisalign also helps you maintain a professional appearance. Braces can make people think you’re young and inexperienced, but Invisalign means no one will be making judgments about you based on your orthodontics. And, speaking of business lunches, with Invisalign there’s no need to worry about food stuck in your braces.
Appearance is only one reason why food stuck in braces is a problem. As we get older, we are at increased risk of gum disease and cavities. That’s one of the reasons to get your teeth straightened and it means that it’s more important than ever to keep your teeth clean, which is one major benefit of Invisalign over braces—oral hygiene is a lot easier. Aligners are removable, so there’s no special cleaning required.
Invisalign Benefits for Teens
Although the teenage years are the traditional time for orthodontic treatment, that doesn’t make it any easier. Peer pressure is at a maximum during your teen years, and it’s hard to say whether crooked teeth or braces to correct them is worse. Invisalign, though, is something different. Invisalign is also more compatible with all your activities than braces are. And you don’t want to have to spend hours cleaning braces when there are so many other things to do.
In high school, everyone is closely scrutinized for everything they do and every aspect of their appearance. You don’t necessarily want to fit in, but you don’t want to be defined by your braces, either—you want to be free to be yourself.
Your life is probably as busy as your parents’—if not busier—but it’s a different kind of activity. Still, Invisalign makes them a lot easier, too. With Invisalign, you don’t need a special mouthguard to protect you from injury during sports like you do with braces. And what about screwing around with your friends? It’s easy to get a cut from braces.
You don’t want everyone to have to pick where you eat or hang out because of your diet restrictions. And you don’t want to miss out on snacks when you’re hanging out.
You don’t have to worry that losing an aligner will cause major trouble: Invisalign offers six replacement aligners for teens.
Cleaning braces is an unnecessary chore. You have so many demands on your time that you just don’t need that extra hassle. But Invisalign aligners are removable, so cleaning your teeth is the same as ever, just brushing and flossing.
Whether you are considering Invisalign as an adult or a teen, it’s a great way to get your teeth straightened. To learn more about this convenient orthodontic treatment, please call 509-368-7788 (Spokane) or 509-228-3998 (Spokane Valley), or contact Collins Dentistry and Aesthetics today for an appointment.