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To choose invisalign or not is a big decision, and an important one to discuss with your dentist and orthodontist. If you’re wondering if Invisalign is right for you, here are 7 reasons that may help along the conversation with the dental professionals in your life, and help you determine why it is worth considering.
1. A Good Solution for Many Orthodontic Problems
Invisalign can resolve a lot of bite and cosmetic treatment needs quickly and simply. While there are times when traditional braces may be more appropriate, Invisalign does have excellent outcomes for many different needs.
2. May Be Shorter Treatment Time
Invisalign can mean a shorter treatment period than traditional braces, and for this reason alone, some people would prefer to choose invisalign. Getting teeth straightened is well worth any time put into the effort, but if the treatment time can be shorter, why not?
3. More Control Over Outcome
This is both a benefit and a drawback. How long you wear your invisalign can help keep your teeth on target or delay the treatment outcome, if you aren’t wearing them long enough often enough. This is a good thing for adults who want to be able to take their aligners out for meals and dental care. But this may be a drawback for kids and teens who will not keep aligners in for long periods of time.
4. Dental Hygiene Concerns
Another reason to choose invisalign, dental Hygiene is more likely what you were used to before invisalign aligners. Just take your aligner out and brush and floss as usual. The same applies to dental cleanings or cavity fillings. Don’t let this fool you though, into being any less diligent with dental hygiene. While aligners make it easier, they do encase the teeth, which in itself is an increased risk for tooth decay. Diligent dental hygiene is more important than ever with Invisalign
5. Cost Effective
Generally more cost effective than traditional braces, Invisalign may be a bit lighter on the wallet, if your orthodontist finds you are a good candidate for such a treatment.
6. Aesthetically Pleasing
Clear, subtle, discreet, invisalign is more aesthetically pleasing, and can be harder to notice in social situations. This can be a plus depending on your day to day life.
7. You Can Eat Anything You Like
No dietary restrictions on popcorn or gum. You can enjoy these treats as long as you brush well afterward!
Call our Lubbock, Midland, Odessa or Midland dental offices to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.