Braces are extremely common, in fact, nearly 75% of all kids and teens need some type of dental adjustments. For a very long time, the only ways to fix your dental alignment consisted of either braces or some sort of retainers, but recently that has all been changing.
Invisalign is a “clear aligner system” that makes treating dental alignment issues much more visually appealing. Invisalign also has other advantages, such as weekly adjustments which often leads to lesser treatment times, the ability to remove the system, and even a color indicator that lets you know when it is time to change your Invisaligns. However, with all those advantages, there is a price increase. So, is Invisalign the best choice for you?
You Enjoy Food
Being able to remove your Invisaligns when you are eating means that there are fewer food limitations. With braces, for example, you are prohibited from eating harsh, acidic, or hard foods – such as apples – as you could damage the wiring of the braces. A loose wire could potentially be really painful, while wiring not set properly could undermine the proper alignment of your teeth.
As kids, braces may even be “cute,” and everyone has them anyways, but as adults that may not be the case. Braces and retainers with silver wiring may make you feel uncomfortable in your workplace and everyday life, Invisalign on the other hand, is highly unnoticeable, making the day-to-day aspect of fixing your teeth better.
You Want It Fast
Braces and dental retainers may take up to 2 years to correctly align your teeth, however, with Invisalign you may be able to reduce that time frame by up to 50%! This is primarily due to the weekly checks and adjustments.
Invisalign isn’t for everyone, but it is a viable alternative to more traditional methods. If you or a loved one is thinking about braces, retainers, or even Invisalign, Dr. Hagerman at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is able to help! Dr. Hagerman proudly serves the area of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hagerman, please call us at (651) 646-2392 or schedule an appointment online!