Oh, the joy of getting orthodontic treatment. Just twenty years ago, your only option to straighten your smile was metal braces. Today, there are dozens of different ways to straighten your teeth to choose from. Of the most popular orthodontic treatments is Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth to their desired location. Not only is it a discreet treatment, but it’s also comfortable, convenient and works fast. Dr. James Schmidt & Associates are happy to provide Invisalign to our St. Louis patients. Find out if Invisalign is right for you.
You Want Orthodontic Treatment to Be Comfortable
There are a few good ways to find out if Invisalign is right for you. To start, you have to be okay with its abundance of benefits. For one, Invisalign is a much more comfortable alternative to metal braces. The thin plastic aligners are made of smooth plastic, making wearing them comfortable, unlike metal braces. Metal braces leave your teeth covered in sharp and pokey brackets and wires that can cut your tongue, cheeks, and lips on the regular. In addition, getting them tightened is a painful process. You can expect for your mouth to feel sore for days after your regular dental appointments. Invisalign, on the other hand, requires you to change your aligners every 2 weeks, making smaller adjustments more frequently instead of larger ones all at once. Your mouth may only feel sore for a day after changing aligners.
You Don’t Want to Hide Ugly Metal Braces
One of the top reasons that so many adults walk around with crooked teeth is because they didn’t want to wear metal braces in their adulthood. Metal braces are associated with teenagers and children so it’s no wonder adults don’t want to wear them. With Invisalign, your treatment is nearly invisible. The aligners are transparent so nobody will even know that you’re wearing them. Your orthodontic treatment can be kept a secret between you and your dentist in St. Louis.
You Don’t Want to Give Up Certain Foods
When you opt for metal braces, there is a large list of foods you must give up during your treatment. This includes any chewy or hard foods. Say goodbye to nuts, hard bread, apples, corn on the cob, popcorn, and other hard foods. If you need braces for more than a year, this is quite the commitment. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners to eat any food you want! You also don’t have to worry about clearing food out from in-between brackets. For a more convenient lifestyle, Invisalign is your best option.
Visit St. Louis for Invisalign Treatment
Now that you know all the main perks of Invisalign treatment, you can answer if Invisalign is the right option for you. Our St. Louis dentist is happy to answer any questions you have or schedule an appointment to get your treatment started. Give us a call or contact us via our form today!