Invisalign has changed the way we see orthodontics these days. No wires, attachments, or metal involved! It has become increasingly popular over the years and no doubt will only become more popular. It is great for patients who have more minor treatments in which traditional braces wouldn’t necessarily be required to correct.
Additional benefits of Invisalign:
They are clear – A large reason patients want to consider Invisalign aligners is because they are aesthetically pleasing. Since the aligners are made of a flexible clear plastic, they are hardy noticeable to others. You really are the only one who can tell if your aligners are in your mouth.
They are comfortable— Since they mold to the teeth and don’t consist of any additional wires that could potentially poke the lips or gums, Invisalign aligners are a lot more comfortable. No orthodontic wax needed!
They offer convenience—Invisalign are so convenient because they are flexible with your lifestyle! If your actively playing sports, you don’t have to worry about breaking a bracket during activity. On the other hand, if you have a school dance coming up or school pictures, they are removable so you won’t have to wear them during these special events. You also remove them while eating so you don’t have to worry about getting food particles caught in between a certain area like someone with traditional braces might.
However, because they are removable this can cause some problems for you if you may forget to wear them or you don’t choose to wear them! Invisalign success of straight teeth is similar to success of any kind. You have to put the work in to achieve the positive results. This meaning, you need to wear your Invisalign as directed in order to get the results you want!
With this being said, if you forget to wear your aligners after a couple days you may feel tightness of your teeth. This means they aren’t doing their job and working properly. To fix this, get into a habit of wearing your aligners as often as you were told. Your parents may not exactly know from physical appearance if you aren’t wearing your aligners, but Dr. Gladwell will certainly know if your Invisalign treatment is working effectively. Just think, the more you wear them, the quicker you can progress and achieve the smile you have always wished for!
If you are not wearing your Invisalign aligners as directed because of any pain or discomfort, please contact Gladwell Orthodontics in Raleigh or Wake Forest immediately so that we schedule and appointment for you to see Dr. Gladwell to resolve this issue. He will need to evaluate your aligners and will also want to make sure that your teeth are progressing, as they should.