Invisalign® has become an increasingly popular treatment for people of all ages over the last decade. But it’s only recently that parents are waking up to the benefits of getting the treatment for their grads. The reason for the popularity? Invisalign® offers a host of advantages compared to traditional orthodontic braces.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is a new teeth-straightening system to improve the smile of just about anyone. Instead of applying a brace directly to the teeth, Invisalign® uses a series of transparent aligners. The aligners fit into the mouth just like a mouthguard. Each aligner is custom fit for the mouth of the wearer to provide enough pressure to slowly adjust the position of teeth over time.
Dentists need to tighten braces periodically to make sure that they continue to apply force to the teeth. With Invisalign®, it works differently. Once the old aligner has moved the teeth to a new position, a lab crafts a new aligner to apply continued pressure. Both systems rely on moving the teeth by force, but Invisalign gives orthodontists more control over the precise direction of pressure on each tooth.
Why Invisalign® Over Braces?
“A lot of patients are asking for aligners,” says Dr.Yael Frydman, thanks to the numerous benefits that they offer.
Invisalign® Is Discreet
Traditional braces are visible and can affect a grad’s perception of the attractiveness of their smile. Invisalign®, however, uses a series of clear aligners which don’t noticeably change the appearance of the mouth.
Invisalign® Can Be Removed
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® can be removed. “Living with braces means that the forces are going to be acting twenty-four-seven,” says Dr. Frydman, “so you don’t have the option of removing it.” But your grad can take out their Invisalign® whenever they like. For instance, they could take it out for job searching, starting college, or going for an interview. Being able to remove their Invisalign® could be the boost in confidence they need during this important stage of life.
Most Grads Can Benefit From Invisalign® Aligners
Even if teeth appear to be particularly crooked or out of place, “the great majority…could be treated either with traditional appliances or clear aligners,” says Dr. Frydman. This means that most grads could benefit.
Invisalign® offers better hygiene compared to standard braces. Your grad can easily remove Invisalign® aligners, clean them thoroughly and brush their teeth unimpeded. Traditional braces make it difficult to clean teeth properly and can lead to the buildup of plaque and tartar.
Give Your Grad A Boost Today With Invisalign® Aligners
Young people want to be able to live their lives with confidence, not feel inhibited by braces. Invisalign® gives grads precisely what they need—a discreet solution for straighter teeth. With their newfound confidence, they’ll be able to excel while looking for colleges, hunting for jobs, and going to interviews.
Contact us or schedule an appointment for your college grad to get Invisalign® aligners.