If you’ve ever had traditional metal braces or know someone who has, you are probably aware that it can take certain freedoms away. Even though it is a great way to fix alignment issues and has great results, traditional orthodontic treatments involve eating restrictions and visible brackets and wires on your teeth. Fortunately, you have another option that leaves you with many more freedoms. Your dentist shares what you can look forward to when getting Invisalign in Hamden.
No Eating Restrictions
When you are using Invisalign as a teeth straightening method, there are no eating restrictions. This is because you remove your aligners whenever you have a snack or meal. With traditional metal braces, you aren’t able to enjoy popcorn, hard candies, and other tough foods without risking damage to your brackets and wires. For Invisalign, all you need to do is pop out the aligners and you’re good to go!
Little to No Discomfort
There has yet to be a teeth straightening option out there that doesn’t cause some amount of discomfort or soreness. However, Invisalign uses minimal pressure to push your teeth into their new places, so they tend to be more comfortable than traditional braces. You also don’t need to deal with the brackets and wires poking at the soft tissues in your mouth.
Smile with Confidence
Something that keeps many teenagers and young adults from getting braces is the fact that everyone can see them when you smile. With Invisalign, this isn’t and issue, hence the name. These clear aligners are hardly noticeable to other people. With means that you can say cheese for the camera and it’s highly unlikely that anyone will be able to tell that you’re in the process of straightening your smile.
Freedom to Socialize
Even though you can easily socialize when you have metal braces, many people feel as if the visible wires and brackets are taking away from the rest of their face. This can decrease your confidence and make socializing less enjoyable. With Invisalign, you can engage with others, talk, and smile without having the distraction of braces in your mouth. You will be able to go on just like you normally would.
With so many benefits, it’s no wonder that Invisalign clear aligners are becoming more and more popular as the years go on. Now you can get on the path towards a straighter smile with more freedom than ever before.
About the Author
Dr. Robert M. Pantera and his team provide a wide array of services, including Invisalign, at his practice in Hamden, CT. He earned his dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Pantera is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the Connecticut State Dental Association. For more information on Invisalign or to schedule a consultation, visit his website or call (203) 288-0951.