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3 Reasons Adults Choose Invisalign Over Braces

February 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — brookwooddentalteam @ 1:13 pm
person holding and looking at their Invisalign aligners

As an adult, do you want to straighten your teeth but don’t want to deal with cumbersome and chunky metal brackets and wires? In the past, traditional braces may have been the only treatment available to you to fix your orthodontic issues. However, today, you can choose Invisalign in Lansdale for a better overall experience that will easily integrate with your busy lifestyle. Read on to learn three benefits for adults when they choose Invisalign aligners over metal braces.

Maintain Your Professional Image For Important Meetings

If you’re mid-career and want to improve your smile, it can be hard to maintain your professional image. With traditional braces, the reflecting metal can be distracting during meetings and important job interviews. Not to mention, the last thing you want to remind your potential future employer of is a middle-schooler undergoing orthodontic treatment. This can make you seem younger and less capable to handle large responsibilities in their eyes, which may not be true at all.

With Invisalign aligners, the people in your meetings or your future new boss won’t even be able to notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment because they’re made from a clear and discreet plastic. That way, you can work towards your smile goals without setting back your career.

More Comfortable, So You Don’t Have to Grin & Bear It

When you’re on the job, it’s important to maintain a smooth and professional image. The addition of uncomfortable metal brackets and wires can make this even more difficult than it already is. With Invisalign aligners, you won’t have to worry about routinely applying orthodontic wax to your appliance because they’re made from smooth plastic that’s custom-fitted to your unique dental structure. This will make it easier to remain calm and composed, because you won’t be in pain! If you do experience slight tenderness from your aligners when you switch to a new set, a simple over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen will do the trick.

Removable Convenience Offers More Freedom

Metal braces have a longer average treatment time than Invisalign aligners, plus, they can feel more permanent. To achieve the results you’re looking for, it will be necessary for you to wear your Invisalign trays for at least 22 hours each day. However, whenever you want to give your mouth a break or need to eat, you can easily take them out. This makes it easier to brush, floss, and makes your overall  treatment more hassle-free compared to traditional metal braces. Aligners’ removable convenience can make it easier to incorporate them into your daily lifestyle.

The first step to take towards a more beautiful smile without sacrificing your professional image is to schedule an initial consultation with your dentist. Using clear plastic aligners instead of chunky metal to fix your orthodontic issues means that you don’t have to turn your life upside down in order to improve your oral health.

About the Author

Dr. John Hornick has been helping his patients improve their smiles for over 18 years. He completed a General Practice Residency following his time at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has also taken countless advanced courses, allowing him to become a certified Nitrous Oxide and Invisalign provider. For questions or to schedule an initial consultation, visit Brookwood Dental Associates’ website or call 215-368-2424.

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