If you’re tired of looking in the mirror only to see a crooked, misaligned smile, it might be time to finally take the plunge and get orthodontic treatment. The question now is what kind of orthodontic treatment is best for you? At Contemporary Dentistry in Rochester, one of the orthodontic treatments we recommend to most of our patients is Invisalign treatment.

Discover all the reasons why you should get Invisalign treatment to achieve your desired straight smile.

beautiful young woman preparing to place her Invisalign clear braces onto her teeth

1. It’s Discreet

One of the top reasons to get Invisalign treatment is simply because it’s discreet. One of the biggest drawbacks of metal braces is that they’re painfully obvious. Not everyone wants to put a mouth full of metal on full display, especially if they’re older in age. With Invisalign, the treatment consists of wearing clear plastic aligners. The clear plastic aligners fit snugly over your teeth and are hardly noticeable to the naked eye unless someone is standing within inches of your face. This means your treatment can be a complete secret between you and your Rochester dentists.

2. It’s Convenient

Another reason why people love to choose Invisalign and why you should too is because it’s highly convenient. When you already live a busy life, you don’t want to spend hours in the dental office every month tending to metal braces. With Invisalign, you only need to visit the dentist every 6 weeks and when you do visit, your appointment won’t take long. We simply need to check the progress of the treatment before sending you on your way. This makes Invisalign the perfect and most convenient treatment for those short on time.

3. It’s Comfortable

When you’re wearing something in your mouth for almost the entire day every day, of course, you want it to feel comfortable. With metal braces, they’re not always comfortable. Especially in the first few weeks of treatment while your lips and cheeks get used to the rough feeling of sharp metal. With Invisalign, you won’t experience much discomfort throughout your treatment. First off, the clear plastic aligners are made with a smooth plastic that is comfortable to rest against your cheeks and lips. You won’t have to worry about accidentally cutting your tongue or suffering from painful sores.

In addition, moving your teeth with Invisalign is much more comfortable than with other treatments. This is because Invisalign moves the teeth in small increments during shorter periods rather than larger increments in longer periods. For example, about every two weeks, you will switch your aligners to a new set. From there your teeth will slightly adjust before moving onto the next set and so on and so forth.

4. You Can Eat Anything You Want

Metal braces are bad news for anyone who enjoys a lot of nuts or crunchy and chewy food in their diet. Fortunately, Invisalign allows you to eat anything you want throughout your treatment. Simply remove your aligners, eat your meal, clean your teeth, and place them back in. That’s it. There’s no need to worry whether your meal will damage your treatment.

5. It Works Fast

By changing the aligners about every 2 weeks instead of tightening braces every 6 weeks, Invisalign is able to straighten your teeth faster. The smaller adjustments happen more frequently which can ultimately shave months off your treatment. Most patients take 6 to 24 months to complete their treatment.

6. It’s Great For All Ages

There is no age limit on Invisalign.  Many adults who wished they had braces as in childhood are finding that Invisalign finally provides them with the straight teeth they’ve always wanted.  It’s never too late to try Invisalign; our patients in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s are loving their new smiles and because Invisalign is so discreet, nobody has to know about it. You can stay confident in your smile and yourself throughout the entire treatment.

7. It’s Better For Oral Health

Having the ability to remove the invisible aligners makes it much easier to keep your oral health in good standing throughout treatment. Continue brushing and flossing your teeth as usual and getting dental cleanings without any stress. You won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or maneuvering floss between a wire. If you want to maintain good oral health and have an easy time doing so, Invisalign is the right choice.

8. It Costs Similar to Braces

If your main concern for Invisalign is the cost in comparison to metal braces, you’re in luck. Invisalign costs similar to braces but offers way more benefits. With that said, why wouldn’t you choose Invisalign instead?

Get Invisalign Treatment in Rochester, NY

If you would like to achieve a straighter smile but don’t want metal braces, our Rochester Invisalign dentists can help. Please call our dental office at (585) 244-3337 to book an appointment today. During your consultation, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign, how long your treatment will take, and answer any questions you have.