Who remembers the horror of “old school” braces? Big, bulky, painful, and embarrassing. When you tell the story of this traumatic time in your life to your children, they’ll most likely look at you in awe and want to see pictures. Luckily for the sake of society, advancements in technology have allowed recent generations to avoid such experiences.
Yes, today’s generic metal braces with wiring, spacers and rubber bands are a huge step forward when comparing them with what we had. But in recent years, innovative dental procedures, equipment and technology have all progressed at a rapid rate. In this blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of Invisalign “Invisible” Braces and why you should NEVER attempt to use Invisalign without consulting with a dental professional.
Comfort and Convenience
Invisalign Braces are all about convenience and comfort. Without the wires and brackets that come with traditional braces, Invisalign gradually straightens teeth into proper position. One of the best features about Invisalign Braces is that they are removable. You are able to eat, brush and floss the way you normally would simply by removing them. With regular braces, the food you can eat is limited and food will oftentimes become lodged in your braces, which can increase the chances of bacteria growth and tooth decay.
Comfort isn’t just how something physically feels, but how YOU fell when wearing it. Can you act the way you normally would? With Invisalign “Invisible” Braces, people won’t be able to tell you are wearing them, allowing you to socialize without the topic of “when did you get braces?” coming up.
Why You Should Consult With a Dental Professional
It’s very important that you consult with your dentist before and during the Invisalign process to ensure the initial fit is correct and your teeth are straightening the proper way. Doing the impressions yourself can be both a waste of time and dangerous.
A dentist is trained to properly fit individuals for Invisalign, significantly reducing the chances of an incorrect fit. If your new Invisalign Braces don’t fit correctly, immediately tell your dentist. Continuing to wear them can result in severe negative consequences, such as:
- Unnecessary shifting
- Creating bigger spaces between teeth
- Loosening teeth from gums
- Root damage
- Headaches and neckaches if they’re too tight
- Wasting money if they’re not tight enough
Invisalign “Invisible” Braces can be a wonderful change of pace from your typical run-of-the-mill braces. But just like you wouldn’t put metal braces on your own teeth, don’t tackle the Invisalign process by yourself... instead, contact Arnold Dentistry! We’ll take you through the step-by-step process of obtaining Invisalign Braces and helping you create your beautiful smile.