Whether your teeth have shifted since you had braces as a kid or you’ve never undergone orthodontic treatment before, it’s never too late to get a straighter smile. In fact, some might say that it’s more important than ever to fix a crooked smile as an adult because of the impact beautifully aligned teeth have on your life. Your smile plays a key role in first impressions in the office and at play, and in all aspects of your social life.
But what if you don’t want to endure years of traditional metal braces?
Well, it’s easier than ever to discreetly straighten your smile with Invisalign® treatment from Dental Images of Oklahoma City! This system was actually created by an adult orthodontics patient who wanted to eliminate the need for metal brackets, wires, and retainers. The result is this incredibly popular treatment, which uses clear aligners made from BPA-free plastic to encourage incremental changes to the alignment of your teeth.
And if you’re looking for orthodontic care in Oklahoma City, OK, our practice is a great choice. Dr. Layton is a certified Invisalign provider and has nearly 30 years of experience transforming patients’ smiles! After graduating dental school, he received advanced training at the Academy of Gp Orthodontics, so he is uniquely qualified to straighten your smile!
Read on to learn about five reasons you’ll love Invisalign. Then, give us a call at 405-395-2283 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Layton and find out whether this life-changing treatment is right for you!
1. It’s Virtually Invisible.
This is probably the biggest reasons why people are initially drawn to Invisalign. They’re essentially clear braces. Made from a proprietary material, the aligners used in Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. They’re also custom-made to fit your mouth, so they’ll fit snugly and comfortably against your teeth. Your friends and colleagues may not even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment!
With Invisalign, there’s no social awkwardness of metal brackets and wires. In addition to being discreet, this means that treatment is more comfortable for you. You’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in metal hardware or wires coming loose.
2. It Won’t Interfere With Your Social Life.
Because Invisalign aligners are easily removed, you’re free to take it out for special occasions like weddings, graduation parties, and other exciting milestones. Because the aligners are removable, it also means there are no dietary restrictions associated with your orthodontic treatment — which isn’t the case with traditional metal braces! Since you take out your aligner to eat anyway, you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods.
Invisalign is also a great choice for active individuals, particularly those who play sports that require an athletic mouthguard. You can keep your head in the game — and not on your orthodontic treatment — by simply removing the aligner during games or practices.
3. Upkeep Is Easy.
If you ever had traditional braces, you already know how much of a hassle upkeep could be. They require special flossers and waxes, as well as frequent trips to the dentist to adjust the hardware. Well, with Invisalign, upkeep is a breeze.
You simply wear your aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing it when you brush your teeth and eat. Aside from rinsing and brushing your aligner once a day, there’s no special cleaning requirement. Every week or two, you’ll swap out your aligner for the next in the series. This is what generates the incremental changes you’ll see in your smile.
4. See The Progress.
When you’re wearing metal braces, it can be hard to tell if you’re making progress with your treatment — and that can be discouraging. But with Invisalign, you’ll be able to see the gradual shift in the positioning of your teeth, both visibly and in the way your aligners fit.
This will help encourage you to continue complying with treatment, and you’ll achieve that straight smile you’ve always wanted in no time!
5. Fast Treatment.
Invisalign can effectively treat a wide range of misalignment issues. This includes:
- Crowded teeth
- Gap teeth
- Open bite
There are other clear aligners on the market, but none are as effective as Invisalign at treating mild to complex cases. Plus, Invisalign treatment is fast! The average course of treatment for an adult patient is only 12 months! Just think. You could have a straighter smile by next spring!
Start Your Journey To A Straighter Smile
At Dental Images of Oklahoma City, you won’t just find high-quality orthodontic care. You’ll find a friendly team of dental professionals who genuinely want to see you get the smile you deserve!