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Invisalign 2020 - Is It Worth the Cost?

Invisalign has been a revolution in the world of braces. For years, the only option to getting a straight smile was through metal braces, which are very noticeable. Now, you can get straight teeth in a much more discreet fashion.

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Why should I choose Invisalign?

With many teeth-straightening remedies on the market, it can become overwhelming to understand which solution may be best for you. Fortunately, our team is here to provide you with all the information you may need to make that decision. Invisalign is a treatment that straightens your teeth with clear, customized, and comfortable aligners. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth through the use of clear plastic aligners.  The aligners are changed roughly every two weeks, or as instructed by your orthodontist. Invisalign can be used by all ages, although it is particularly popular among adults, due to the aligners being so discreet.

How Invisalign Works

You will start your treatment off with a consultation, in which your orthodontist will do an examination and determine the level of treatment you need. When using Invisalign, you get a personalized treatment plan. Your treatment will start off with a digital scan. Your orthodontist will then create a custom treatment plan, and you will even get a preview of what your new smile will look like. Your custom aligners will then be produced for you. When you receive the aligners from your orthodontist, he will ensure proper fit, tell you what you can expect, and answer any questions you may have.

Some patients need attachments in order to move their teeth, especially if the move is more complicated. Attachments are small, tooth colored dots bonded to the tooth to help move them into the desired position. Attachments give the aligners something to grasp on the tooth in order to help with movement. Sometimes patients need elastics to help with bite issues.

In order to get the best results from Invisalign, it is advised that you wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day. You will typically switch trays every 2 weeks. They are numbered so you know which one to use next.

7 Benefits of Invisalign

You may be wondering, why should I choose Invisalign over other available alternatives? The great thing is, every type of braces our practice offers are safe and effective, providing you with beautiful results. Invisalign is just one of the many ways we can help you achieve your dream smile. 

1. Invisalign discreetly straightens your teeth.

If you want to transform your smile without wearing traditional braces with wires and brackets, Invisalign might be the solution for you. Teens and adults refuse to get traditional braces, because they are not interested in having obvious pieces of metal in their mouth. Because Invisalign trays are almost invisible, they allow you to continue smiling confidently without others noticing the treatment. With Invisalign, you can make your smile even more beautiful without taking away from other parts of your face. Invisalign discreetly works its magic for a more beautiful smile. 

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2. Invisalign is easier to maintain and clean.

When wearing traditional braces, it can be difficult to maintain the cleanliness of your teeth and brackets. Daily oral hygiene routines like brushing and flossing can quickly become a hassle. However, Invisalign trays are incredibly easy to take care of and clean. Because the Invisalign trays are removable, you no longer have to worry about brushing and flossing around your braces. Instead, you can simply remove your Invisalign trays while practicing a healthy oral hygiene routine. You also won’t have to worry about food getting stuck between wires and brackets. Your Invisalign trays will also need to be cleaned. Unless otherwise instructed by your orthodontist, all you’ll need to do is use a toothbrush to brush your trays with lukewarm warm water and liquid soap. 

3. Invisalign allows you to continue doing things you love.

Another great advantage of choosing Invisalign is flexibility. When wearing Invisalign aligners, you don’t have to worry about missing out on the activities you love most. While wearing traditional braces, many people worry about hurting their mouths when playing sports, musical instruments, and other recreational activities. Brackets may come loose, wires may break, and sores can form in your mouth. Because Invisalign trays are removable, you can simply take your aligners out when it’s time to participate in fun activities. When you're done, slip your trays back into your mouth to continue the process. 

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4. Invisalign has fewer food and drink restrictions.

When considering the different options for braces, food and drink restrictions are oftentimes at the forefront of many people’s minds. Unfortunately, traditional braces come with a variety of different challenges when it comes to the type of food and drink you can have. Treats like popcorn, chewy candy, and crunchy fruits can cause damage and irritation to your teeth and braces. With Invisalign, you have the freedom to eat and drink what you wish, as long as you are taking the proper steps to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Because of Invisalign’s removable aligners, you won’t have to worry about attending social gatherings and not being able to enjoy all of the delicious snacks available. 

5. Invisalign is more comfortable.

Invisalign trays are custom made for each of our patients, making the aligners fit perfectly into your mouth for the best possible results. Traditional metal braces can be very uncomfortable with sharp wires and bulky brackets. The smooth and lightweight plastic trays fit comfortably around your teeth all day long. Invisalign trays are designed for you to wear most hours of the day. Oftentimes, patients forget they are wearing their trays due to how comfortable they are to wear. 

6. Invisalign can fix a variety of dental problems.

Oftentimes, patients don’t even consider using Invisalign trays out of fear that it won’t be able to solve the dental issues they are experiencing. However, Invisalign has the ability and strength to fix many dental problems and provide you with a more beautiful and healthy smile. When you visit our offices for a consultation regarding which braces option is best for you, we will be able to discuss whether or not Invisalign will work for you. Invisalign can treat conditions like:

  • Overcrowding
  • Over and underbites
  • Gaps between teeth

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7. Invisalign provides you with beautiful results.

Why invest in something that doesn’t work? Here at Parris Orthodontics, we believe in providing our patients with only the best treatments. Fortunately, Invisalign is NOT too good to be true.. Invisalign has given thousands of individuals incredible results. Both Invisalign and traditional braces will provide you with a straighter smile. 

Parris Orthodontics

Dr. Parris and the rest of the staff at Parris Orthodontics specialize in providing high-quality orthodontic services to Germantown, TN, and surrounding areas. They have over 30 years of experience treating children, teenagers, and adults. If you are interested in seeing if Invisalign is right for you, please contact us for an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you!


Posted by Bill Parris at 2:28 PM
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