Invisalign is a convenient orthodontic treatment option for busy teenagers who don’t want to deal with the hassle of metal braces.
Invisalign’s removable aligners make them more convenient that traditional braces for a number of reasons.
First of all, it means that brushing and flossing your teeth will be just as easy as it normally is. You simply take the aligners out, brush and floss the way you always do, and then pop them back in when you’re done.
While you do need to add extra brushing and flossing session in after meals, this is also true for traditional braces. But in addition, traditional braces require a great deal of extra cleaning time during your brushing and flossing session.
You need to carefully floss around each brace and around the wires, and use special cleaning tools, such as Proxabrushes and oral irrigators, to get into all the little nooks and crannies created by the braces.
There’s no need for any of that extra hassle with Invisalign. To clean your aligners, you can just wash them gently with a soft toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap, rinse them off, and you’re done!
Eating with Invisalign is also much easier than it is with braces. Since you can take your Invisalign aligners out to eat, there are no food restrictions to worry about. In addition, food debris can get caught up in metal braces really easily, requiring lots of time and care to pick out.
With Invisalign, all you have you have to do is brush and floss after your meal, rinse off your aligners, and put them back in.
In short, oral hygiene and maintenance are just less time consuming with invisalign than they are with traditional braces, meaning you can get back to your day in no time!
Fewer, Faster Appointments
Your aligners will be created at Invisalign headquarters and delivered to your provider's office ahead of time, during different stages of your treatment process.
Since you’ll pick up several sets of aligners each time you visit is for a check-up, you'll only need a short appointment about every 2-3 months.
This is ideal for busy teens with lots of extracurriculars and social engagements, as it’s one less responsibility to worry about!