Now that it is officially summer, many patients are looking to achieve the smiles of their dreams. With our extensive menu of cosmetic dentistry services, our Palmdale & Lancaster, CA dentist offices can help you achieve a smile you can feel proud to show off. Invisalign is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services. Many patients love Invisalign because it allows them to address mild to moderate orthodontic concerns without the need for traditional metal braces. If you are considering beginning your Invisalign journey this summer, here are some things you need to know.
Invisalign is discreet.
Invisalign utilizes clear, plastic aligners that are completely see-through. Over time, they apply small amounts of pressure to your dental structures and encourage them to shift into straighter positions. This makes Invisalign a discreet alternative to traditional braces. With traditional braces, metal brackets and wires are firmly secured to your dental structures for the entire duration of your treatment. Often, patients put off seeking orthodontic services for themselves because they do not want the metal braces to impact their overall appearance. With Invisalign, no one will know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you remove the aligners in front of them. With summer vacations, weddings, and family reunions to attend this summer, Invisalign allows you to smile with confidence while still undergoing the treatment you need to achieve your dream smile.
Invisalign is removable.
Traditional braces come with a variety of dietary restrictions and lifestyle alterations that are necessary to protect the dental hardware as you are undergoing treatment. Eating something too crunchy or chewy can easily damage the metal brackets and wires. If damaged, this will slow down your treatment process and may even interfere with your desired goals. Additionally, traditional braces require patients to be vigilant about their oral health to ensure no food residue gets caught in the dental hardware. Invisalign allows patients to bypass all of these inconveniences. Because the plastic aligners are removable, you are capable of removing the aligners whenever you want to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. This means you will not have to miss out on any of your favorite summer snacks if you choose to begin your treatment now.
Invisalign requires less time spent in the dental chair.
With traditional braces, the only way that your treatment can progress is if you see your orthodontist on a regular basis. This is because the metal brackets and wires must be continuously tightenend to ensure the right amount of pressure is being applied to your dental structures to induce movement. With Invisalign, this is not the case. You will have access to all of your aligners, and your dentist will provide you with all the information you need upfront to know when it is time to switch aligners. This means that you will spend less time in the dental chair and more time doing all of your favorite summer activities.
Want to begin your Invisalign journey this summer? Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.