Straight teeth are beautiful, but they offer more than just aesthetic benefits; they’re very good for your oral health. However, if your pearly whites aren’t as well-aligned as you would like, you might hesitate to get them straightened because, well, metal braces seem like a huge hassle. Fortunately, there is a better option — Invisalign in Torrance. Let’s talk about just a few of the ways in which this innovative system is superior to old-fashioned orthodontic treatments.
Metal braces practically use a megaphone to announce their presence; even if you get clear brackets and wires, it will still be easy for onlookers to notice them. They can be especially embarrassing if you’re an adult who is trying to maintain a professional image. Invisalign, on the other hand, uses clear thermoplastic aligners to straighten teeth. They’re not completely unnoticeable, but they are a lot more discreet metal braces.
Easy Oral Hygiene
With traditional braces, it can take up to half an hour to thoroughly clean your teeth because you have to brush and floss around all those metal bits. Who has time for that? Invisalign makes it easy to maintain a fresh and healthy mouth because the aligners are removable. All you have to do is slide the aligner out, brush and floss as you normally would, give the aligner a quick cleaning, and replace it in your mouth.
No Dietary Restrictions
Traditional braces are notorious for subjecting their wearers to a laundry list of dietary restrictions. They can stop you from enjoying popcorn, whole apples, anything that’s remotely sticky, and lots of other foods. With Invisalign, you have the freedom to eat pretty much whatever you like. All you have to do is take out your aligner, enjoy your meal or snack, clean your teeth and the aligner, and put Invisalign back in your mouth.
The timeline for an orthodontic treatment always depends on an individual’s unique needs. On average, however, traditional braces take 18 months or longer to finish moving teeth into their proper places. Invisalign is faster, completing its work in an average of 12 months. Of course, for Invisalign to work well, it’s important that you keep the aligners in your mouth for 20 – 22 hours each day so they can do their job.
Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces because there are no metal brackets and wires to irritate your lips and cheeks. Moreover, switching to a new aligner may be less painful than going to the dentist to get regular braces tightened.
Are you ready to experience all the perks of a straighter smile? Why not talk to your dentist in Torrance to find out if Invisalign is right for you?
About the Dentist
Dr. Amanda Hanna is proud to work alongside the other dentists in our practice to help Torrance residents enjoy optimal oral health. She is a certified Invisalign provider and would be happy to speak to you about this remarkable treatment. To ask questions or schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 424-203-4911.