5 Benefits of Using Invisalign

Cartoon girl with Invisalign on one side of smile and regular braces on the other.
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In the past, braces were your only option if you wanted straighter teeth. Today, there’s clear aligner therapy like Invisalign®! These clear plastic aligners are custom-made for your smile and use gentle pressure to straighten your teeth. What are the benefits of Invisalign? Check out our top five below.

  1. You can eat what you want
  2. With traditional braces, there are certain foods you should avoid, like popcorn and pizza. With Invisalign, you can eat whatever you want! This is because you remove the aligners during meal and snack times. You should clean your teeth and rinse your aligners before putting them back in.

  3. They’re basically invisible
  4. Braces make a lot of people self-conscious. Invisalign trays are clear, so they’re much harder to see when you smile. If you’re getting special photos taken, you can either remove the trays for a second while you smile or just leave them in! Odds are, no one will notice.

  5. They’re better for your oral health
  6. Trying to keep your teeth clean while wearing braces can be challenging. You need to brush around the brackets and wires and use a special flosser. With Invisalign, you simply remove the trays and clean your teeth like you always have. As long as you also keep your aligners clean, your teeth and gums will stay healthy.

  7. Invisalign treatment often takes less time than braces
  8. Metal braces usually take several years to finish straightening your teeth. Invisalign averages about 1.5 years. In some cases, it’s even faster. This is because Invisalign is used for mild to moderate alignment issues that aren’t too complex. If you qualify, you can get a straight smile quickly.

  9. There are fewer appointments needed
  10. When you wear braces, you need to visit an orthodontist regularly. With Invisalign, you come in to see Dr. Oushy less often. This simplifies your life during your treatment. If you keep a busy schedule, Invisalign is a good choice.

Get the Smile of Your Dreams at Santa Teresa Smiles

At our Santa Teresa office, we’re proud to offer Invisalign to our patients. As you can see, there are many benefits. Straighter teeth also lead to better overall oral health. If you want to straighten up your smile, ask us about Invisalign clear aligners! We’ll see if you qualify and discuss financials. Please contact us today for a consultation.