This is the continuation of our two-part series on Invisalign, which is just one of many services we offer here at Sterling Dental Center. If you missed Part 1, catch up here.

In this post, we will cover all the positive reasons to consider Invisalign, as well as the benefits of getting Invisalign.

Reasons to get Invisalign

Here are some reasons to choose Invisalign over other teeth-straightening options.

  • Faster treatment times
  • Proven results
  • Better fit (made for your mouth)
  • More comfort
  • Works for a variety of cases
  • Less frequent office visits (every 4-6 weeks)
  • No pain from wires or brackets
  • Eat all the foods you like
  • Easier to floss and brush

In addition to all the above, Invisalign has a teenager friendly version with aligners that contain indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time. This indicator makes it clear (literally) that the aligners need to be changed, eliminating the need to go to the dentist to find out when the next set goes in.

Undoubtedly, ease and comfort are two of the one of the biggest factors in any change you are making, especially when it concerns something you will be either wearing or stuck with for several months. Standard braces are very visible and often uncomfortable. Between changing the bands and wires accidentally popping out of place, the chances of occasional pain are very high. With Invisalign, you won’t experience that.

Invisalign allows you the ability to live your life with minimal changes. You take them out to eat, so you do not have to avoid any of your favorite foods like popcorn. You can brush and floss more easily, giving you no excuse to skimp out on your daily dental health practices. The aligners are clear, meaning no more awkward photos or half-smiles while trying to avoid showing off your new hardware. Most friends and family won’t even know you are wearing them!

Benefits of Invisalign

The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is that you will have a smile you are happy with, which will be an instant confidence boost. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you; imagine what a great first impression you’ll make with your new smile!

In addition to a great smile, you will have a healthier mouth. When your teeth are not aligned correctly (either too close together or too far apart), you are more at risk for potential periodontal issues. Some of these issues include:

  • Gum disease
  • Mouth sores
  • Tender gums
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth enamel wear
  • Tooth loss

With Invisalign, your teeth will be properly aligned, which means a stronger defense against these potential issues. On top of that, you will not experience any interruption in your regular dental hygiene practices, thus reinforcing the strong defense. Since you can remove the aligners, you can continue daily flossing and brushing with no additional effort required.

If you are in the Northern Virginia area and are interested in setting up a consultation, or getting more information about Invisalign, contact Sterling Dental Center today!