6 Ways Invisalign is More Convenient Than Metal Braces

By May 16, 2018June 4th, 2018Blog

clear braces, Sacramento CAHave you always wanted to fix your teeth, but thought you were too old for braces? Braces are a great way to correct misaligned teeth, at any age, but few adults look forward to wearing metal brackets and wires. If you’re trying to improve your appearance, chances are you don’t want to wear “metal mouth” for two years, even if it does result in a perfect smile in the end!

No doubt, you’ve probably heard about Invisalign® treatment—but did you know that there’s more good positive aspects than just the clear aligners. Invisalign is more versatile and flexible for professional adults and teens in many ways.

If you’re thinking about Invisalign clear braces, Sacramento CA orthodontist Dr. David Markham can help. Come to Markham Orthodontics for a consultation; we’ll assess your candidacy for Invisalign and create an estimated treatment plan and cost estimate. Call us today at 916-924-8970 or request an appointment online to get started!

Invisalign is Removable

“Braces? What braces?” Not that anyone should be ashamed of wanting to straighten their teeth and improve their smile—but Invisalign gives you the freedom to remove your braces for special occasions. No one wants to have braces disrupting their smile for a senior photo or wedding picture, right? As long as you wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours per day, you are free to take them out for a first date, important business meeting, or other special event.

No Changes to Your Diet

If you remember kids wearing braces in middle school, there were always food items they couldn’t eat, due to the possibility they might get stuck in their braces. It’s true: very hard and chewy foods can not only create a sticky mess, but also dislodge brackets and require an emergency visit to the orthodontist. Since Invisalign aligners must be removed before you eat and drink, there are no foods you can’t enjoy!

Treatment is Faster

Most treatment timelines for bracket-and-wire braces are at least two years long. Depending on your individual case, you may be able to complete your Invisalign treatment in as little as one year. That’s a 50 percent reduction.

On the whole, the average timeline for Invisalign is about 12-18 months, but there are also ways to shorten this timeline even further. If you are interested in getting the fastest aligner treatment possible, ask Dr. Markham about orthodontic accelerators. These treatments work together with Invisalign and can reduce your timeline significantly, by applying gentle vibrations to the teeth and jaw.

Fewer Trips to the Orthodontist

With Invisalign, you can have your new aligners sent to your home, so you won’t have to come to the office to pick them up. The only time you’ll need to visit the office is about once every six weeks or so, so we can check your progress. This results in fewer office visits than traditional braces, since they require that you come in to have your wires tightened every four weeks.

No Awkward Metal to Alter Your Smile

It’s safe to say that the thing patients love most about Invisalign is the translucent aligners. Clear acrylic aligners are far less noticeable that brackets and wires, and don’t make you feel like an awkward adolescent again! They aren’t totally invisible, of course, but they are far more discreet, and only those closest to you will notice you are wearing them.

Contact Markham Orthodontics to Learn More About Invisalign

If you’ve always wanted to correct your crooked smile, Invisalign lets you do this without the hassles associated with braces. At Markham Orthodontics, we are a Premium Preferred Invisalign® Provider. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Markham and we’ll assess your candidacy for Invisalign clear braces, Sacramento CA. Call us today at 916-924-8970 or request an appointment online.