Considering Invisalign? There’s Never Been a Better Time

Should I get Invisalign?

If you’ve dreamed of straightening your smile, improving your health, and raising your self-esteem, now is a great time to get started. Why? With a number of advantages well-suited to the current environment, Invisalign is the perfect choice for treatment.

Fewer office visits, with continued monitoring

Start with fewer visits to the office. During the course of orthodontic treatment, an Invisalign patient will typically make 4 to 8 office visits, as compared to 12 to 18 visits for those with traditional braces. If you’re concerned about being out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, Invisalign is a great way to minimize the time you spend in the office.

Importantly, even though you’ll make fewer office visits, you’ll continue to be monitored regularly by a doctor. With Invisalign, virtual appointments work well in between office visits as a way to track progress and adjust treatment, if needed.

Doctor-directed care, a faster process

By working with an educated, trained and skilled orthodontist, a patient is receiving doctor-designed and directed care. This approach is far superior to do-it-yourself treatment, which includes only token participation by a professional. You wouldn’t trust your physical health to an online provider; why would you consider it with something as important as your oral health?

In addition, Invisalign can often help you achieve your goals fastest. As compared to traditional braces, Invisalign has at most the same treatment duration, and in many cases, can successfully conclude the process faster.

Keep in mind, traditional braces remain an absolutely safe and effective way to straighten teeth. Since reopening in June, our offices are following all applicable health protocols to ensure appointments are conducted safely, and we have had no issues with in-office treatment. Still, we know some patients want to limit outside exposure, and if that’s you, Invisalign is a great alternative.

Top 5 Reasons To Get Invisalign

  1. Speech & Phonetics – Since your mouth isn’t full of metal, brackets, and rubber bands, you are able to better pronounce and articulate your words when you speak.
  2. Low Maintenance – One of the biggest advantages to Invisalign is that you can take the aligners out at mealtime. Traditional braces are difficult to clean, and food is easily trapped in between the wires & brackets. For cleanup, simply rinse and soak your aligners in the official Invisalign cleaning solution – that’s it! You should always brush and floss before wearing your aligners.
  3. Improved Oral Health – Invisalign aligners, just like traditional braces, don’t just work to make your smile pretty. Orthodontics is all about aligning your teeth properly so that you can live your life pain-free and confidently. Invisalign aligners have been proven to help with facial, jaw and even neck pain in some patients. Properly aligned teeth allow for better bone structure and healthier gums which both are important factors in oral health.
  4. Multi-Use – Invisalign aligners can double as teeth whitening trays and they can even be used as protection against teeth grinding! Talk about getting more bang for your buck. Who doesn’t love a great deal?
  5. Better Cleanings – If you hate going in for your semiannual teeth cleanings, then you’re in for a treat! After completing Invisalign, your teeth are not only straighter, but they become easier to clean. Straighter teeth are easier for your hygienist to clean and floss, resulting in less time in the dentist’s chair.

The Invisalign Advantage

Adirondack Orthodontics is one of the Capital Region’s leading providers of Invisalign treatment, and if you’re interested, we’d love to talk to you. We invite you to learn more about Invisalign by clicking here, or to set up a complimentary consultation by calling us at (518) 512-3001 or contacting us online. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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