5 Benefits of Invisalign

Everyone loves a friendly smile. It’s undeniable: A dazzling smile is impossible to ignore. Most people would give a lot to get their dream smile. With Invisalign® clear aligners, you don’t have to give much — just a few trips to the dentist and a few seconds each day to pop your aligners on. 

Dr. Thomas Hernandez is the expert dentist leading the team at Heritage Dental in Tomball, Texas, is a fan of Invisalign because of the quick treatment times, ease of use, and patient satisfaction. In this article, learn about five of the top benefits of Invisalign. 

1. No unsightly brackets or wires

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that traditional metal braces aren’t exactly sexy. They’re clunky, shiny, and bulky, and they can make your lips puff out (plus, they hide your pearly whites!). 

Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are 100 percent clear, and they lie flat against your teeth, so that you won’t experience that stereotypical “braces bulge.” It’s all (natural) smiles with Invisalign. 

Oh, and you’ll never have to deal with those tight, painful rubber bands to fix an overbite or underbite. 

2. No food restrictions

With regular braces, you can’t (or, you’re not supposed to) eat things like apples, corn on the cob, and certain delicious candies — talking about you, caramel! With Invisalign, you can pop out your aligners to eat and pop them back in when you’re done. Just remember to brush before and after munching. 

3. Makes brushing time easy

Begone, weird floss sticks! You can brush and floss as you usually would with Invisalign aligners because there won’t be any brackets or wires blocking your teeth. This means you can easily keep your chompers white and sparkly while you move through Invisalign treatment. 

4. Quicker than braces

Invisalign treatments take 12 to 18 months on average, although you may finish treatment in less than a year (some people finish in as little as six months!). Traditional braces, on the other hand, can take as long as 24 months. If Dr. Hernandez determines Invisalign to be an effective solution for you, why not get your dream smile faster?

5. Doctor-supervised

Until this point, we’ve covered the benefits of Invisalign as they relate to traditional metal braces. However, several Invisalign copycat companies have popped up with seemingly faster and more affordable invisible braces over the last few years.

The catch? Many of these newer companies don’t include supervision by a dentist or orthodontist as part of the treatment. That means you’re on your own for the entirety of your treatment, and if something goes awry, you can’t simply dial your provider’s office for help. 

You can only get Invisalign through licensed dental and orthodontic offices, so you can rest assured you’re getting the best. 

Are you interested in reaping the many benefits of Invisalign? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandes at Heritage Dental today. You can schedule by calling our Tomball, Texas, office at 281-206-0926 or by booking through our online scheduling tool.

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