Working adults who must maintain a professional appearance may be reluctant to pursue orthodontic treatment that makes them look like teenagers again. Invisalign can be a good alternative for these patients to get straighter smiles without sacrificing their appearance in the process.
Rather than using brackets and wires to apply forces to the teeth and reposition them, Invisalign achieves this goal through the use of clear, plastic trays that can be removed when it’s time to eat or brush and floss your teeth. The trays do not obscure your teeth, and they are barely noticeable to an average observer. You can rest assured that your clients and co-workers won’t even realize that you’re receiving orthodontic treatment.
Your dentist will give you specific instructions for wearing the trays. In order to achieve the desired results, you must take care to wear the trays at least 22 hours each day. You can remove them at mealtime, which makes eating much more convenient, but you need to be conscientious about putting them back in as soon as possible after you are done with your meal. If you get lax about wearing the trays, your teeth won’t move into the correct positions in the expected timeframe.
Invisalign involves a series of trays, and the trays must also be used in the sequence prescribed by your dentist. This ensures that the intended forces will be applied to the teeth according to the correct schedule. Wearing trays out of sequence can also interfere with your results.
In addition to its minimal intrusion on the smile’s appearance, Invisalign also requires less of a time investment for a working professional. The patient bears most of the responsibility for the “adjustments” in terms of switching trays as directed, so your provider only needs to see you periodically to monitor your progress. You’ll have to take off less time from work with Invisalign than you would with traditional braces.
Invisalign has a number of benefits for patients who are employed in various business settings. Schedule a consultation to learn more about this treatment option at Newton Dental Group and decide whether it is the right choice for you.