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4 Freedoms of Invisalign

January 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 4:37 pm
a smiling person putting their Invisalign aligners in their mouth

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, addressing orthodontic issues like misalignment, bite problems, and crowding can seem like an inconvenience that can impact every part of your life, from your social and professional relationships down to when you eat your meals and brush your teeth each day. Fortunately, you no longer need to change your entire life to accommodate your appliance, thanks to Invisalign clear aligners. Read on to learn four freedoms that Invisalign treatment offers so you can straighten your smile and live your life on your own terms.

Maintain a Healthy Smile

One of the greatest hurdles to overcome with braces is re-learning how to brush and floss your teeth now that there are brackets and wires in your mouth. With Invisalign, you won’t have to change your oral hygiene techniques at all. Simply remove your trays before brushing and flossing, allowing yourself to easily clean away plaque, tartar, and food debris that could lead to cavities if left to linger.

Smile with Confidence

Your whole look doesn’t have to change when you decide to address your orthodontic issues. Invisalign aligners are clear and very difficult to notice, meaning you won’t have to hide your smile to keep people from commenting on your appliance. For many patients, being able to unabashedly let their grin show removes a heavy weight from their shoulders in social and professional settings.

Eat What You Want

Arguably one of the best freedoms that you can keep by choosing Invisalign trays is the ability to eat what you want, when you want, without having to worry about breaking a bracket or wire. All that’s required of you is to remove your trays before you do so! That means popcorn, chewing gum, gummies, and all of your other favorite snacks are fair game throughout your treatment—just remember to brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in your mouth to prevent debris from getting trapped!

Minimize & Avoid Discomfort

Instead of requiring routine braces tightening appointments with your orthodontist to continue to gain ground towards your final results throughout your treatment, you’ll simply be able to graduate to different trays every two weeks. Each of your aligners is customized to apply a slight amount of pressure to shift your teeth into their ideal alignment, minimizing any discomfort as you straighten your smile.  If you do experience some tenderness, you can always graduate to your next set of trays before you go to bed so you sleep through most of the short adjustment period.

About the Author

Dr. Patricia Simon has years of experience under her belt helping countless patients reach their goals of having straight, healthy smiles. She completed her Orthodontic Residency at Boston University and an additional Fellowship in Craniofacial and Dentofacial Abnormalities at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, making her highly skilled and qualified to help patients address a wide range of complex issues. For questions or to schedule an Invisalign consultation, visit Lakewood Orthodontics’ website or call 214-826-9000.

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