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Sovereign Smiles: 3 Freedoms That Come with Invisalign

May 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalexpressions @ 6:02 pm
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intend to take with family and friends. Many people make changes like eating healthier or exercising to boost their confidence and appearance. Your dental condition matters, too, and if you have gapped, overcrowded, or crooked teeth, you might feel too self-conscious to genuinely smile for the camera. You may have considered braces to straighten your grin but aren’t overly eager to have metal brackets in your mouth for 18+ months.

Fortunately, your dentist can help with Invisalign. These clear plastic trays are customized to fit over your teeth to gently shift them to their ideal places. They’re less visibly intrusive than traditional orthodontics, but that’s not the only benefit they provide. Keep reading to learn 3 freedoms you can enjoy with Invisalign!

Freedom #1: Eat What You Want

Patients with braces have to adhere to more dietary restrictions than those who opt for clear aligners. The metal is brittle and can break if they eat anything too hard or crunchy. Sugary treats and sticky foods are also problematic because they tend to get caught up in the wires and brackets. Not only can this yank something out of place, but the foods caught against their teeth can attract harmful bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.

Invisalign, on the other hand, doesn’t require you to monitor your menu. You’ll remove the trays prior to eating and then rinse your mouth before putting them back in afterward. Because they aren’t in your mouth when you enjoy your meals, you don’t have to hold back!

Freedom #2: Feel Fewer Aches

To account for the ongoing movement of your teeth, your dentist will give you a new set of trays every one to two weeks. Although you may feel some tenderness when you first insert them typically, you won’t experience as much pain overall as those with braces. There are no sharp corners or poking wires to scratch your gums or the insides of your lips and cheeks. Instead, you get to enjoy the smooth, transparent surface of your Invisalign over your pearly whites.  

If you do feel sore when you insert your new trays, it’s usually safe to take over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen and Tylenol to alleviate your discomfort.

Freedom #3: Smile More

It’s natural to feel self-conscious over your appearance when you have metal brackets on your teeth because they’re so easily noticeable. Perhaps that’s why so many people with braces get in the habit of trying not to open their mouths too frequently. If you’re overly worried about how others will perceive you, you might try not to speak, laugh, or interact socially.

Thankfully, Invisalign is much more discreet because your natural teeth show through the transparent plastic material. You might find that you forget that you’re wearing them because nobody knows that they’re there. You can make the most of your time with family and friends without feeling self-conscious.

Contact your dentist for an Invisalign consultation today, and soon, you can have a freshly straightened smile!

About the Practice

At Dental Expressions, people of all ages benefit from a husband-and-wife dental duo that offers a full range of services under one roof. They provide everything from preventative care to cosmetic services, including Invisalign. Each has more than a decade of experience, so you know your and your family’s smiles are in good hands. They combine a personable approach with advanced technology to enhance your comfort while creating accurate, long-lasting results. If you want to realign your grin, you can request a consultation on the website or call (920) 788-6280.

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