As much as magazines and the media would like you to believe that perfectly straight teeth come naturally, it’s just not the case for the vast majority of people. In fact, did you know that more than 75% of children between the ages of 10-13 will undergo some kind of corrective dental procedure in order to fix the alignment of their teeth? Adults who never had the opportunity as a child are now looking at getting the same procedures done as well which has given rise to new ways in order to achieve straight teeth. One of them is Invisalign.
Invisalign is a clear tray that is custom fit to the wearer’s mouth that they wear for the majority of the day in between meals, depending on the severity of their alignment issue. One of the reasons why Invisalign is so popular is because it is completely unnoticeable, meaning that people can go about their day to day lives and forget that they’re even wearing the tray. Others will not be able to notice it as well.
Other pros of Invisalign include: comfortability, the ability to remove while eating and drinking, relatively affordable, and are easy to clean and take care of.
However, Invisalign is not for everyone. Busy teens and adults who will forget to put their Invisalign in will not benefit from it as much and their teeth will take longer to align as there is usually a 22 hour a day requirement in order for them to be effective. As the teeth shift, adjustments to the tray are also needed and can cause mild to moderate discomfort with every change.
A quick consultation with your dentist can help provide more insight on whether or not Invisalign is right for you depending on your age and lifestyle. Contact your dentist today to further discuss your teeth straightening options.
Hopefully this guide has given you a better insight into the world of tooth alignment correction. Please note that not all benefits and cons are listed here and you may have a different experience than others as what works for one person may not work for you. Your dentist will be able to determine which is best for you based on a number of factors, and can answer any questions you may have.
To set up a free consultation, please contact Dr. Sam Saddat and his team at +1 805-499-3691