As you gather with loved ones for Thanksgiving, you have another reason to give thanks for the holidays. You’ve made the decision to invest in a healthy, straight smile with Invisalign in Bohemia. The clear aligners offer exceptional benefits when compared to traditional metal braces. In fact, here are 5 reasons to be thankful for Invisalign as you head into the holiday season.
1. Unmatched Confidence
It’s easy to feel insecure about bite and alignment issues; however, you can smile confidently for Thanksgiving because there aren’t any brackets or wires adding any unnecessary attention to your teeth. Instead, clear aligners are worn over them to apply consistent pressure to your teeth. This gradually moves them into position using a nearly invisible solution. You can speak with your loved ones and smile for holiday pictures without worrying about alignment concerns or metal braces.
2. No Dietary Restrictions
It isn’t any secret you must deal with dietary restrictions when choosing metal braces, but you don’t need to skip your favorite meals or snacks when choosing Invisalign. The aligners are removable, so you can enjoy everything on your plate; however, only drink water while wearing them. Be sure to brush your teeth well after eating and rinse your aligners before putting them back into your mouth.
3. Less Time in the Chair
The holiday season is busy. You don’t have time to schedule frequent appointments for adjustments. Thankfully, you’ll spend less time in the dental chair when choosing Invisalign. Since there aren’t any wires, you won’t need adjustments, but you’ll still need to visit your dentist every few weeks, so they can monitor the movement of your teeth.
4. Added Convenience
You don’t need to worry about a lengthy cleaning routine or various hygiene products when caring for your smile. You’ll enjoy added convenience as you maintain your healthy smile, which is great if you’re traveling. Simply brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before going to bed. Don’t forget to clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap. It’s best to avoid abrasive products or those containing any dyes to prevent your aligners from losing their translucent appearance.
5. Quick Results
By this time next year, you might be finished with your treatment. Although everyone’s plan differs, most patients are done with their series of aligners in about 12 months. To ensure there aren’t any timely delays added to your plan, it’s best to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Don’t forget to switch to the next one on time, about every 1-2 weeks, as recommended by Dr. Makadia.
Enjoy a Straight Smile
This Thanksgiving, take a minute to appreciate the investment you’re making in your oral health and your quality of life by choosing Invisalign to improve your smile.
About Dr. Makadia
Dr. Makadia strives to provide quality dental care. He has completed post-graduate training in orthodontics, including Invisalign. If you’re ready to achieve a straight smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for Invisalign.