Unless you are blessed with perfect teeth, you will likely have braces at one time or another. Most people deal with this particular issue in their teenage years. Who doesn’t have a bad braces photo? However, if you decided to wait until adulthood to fix your teeth, the idea of braces might be an intimidating thought. With Invisalign in Kendall, available from Dr. De Cardenas, you can achieve a beautiful smile without several years of braces.
What is Invisalign in Kendall From Dr. De Cardenas?
Invisalign is a newer method of straightening teeth that was invented in 1997 by an adult orthodontic patient who was unhappy with the state of current teeth-straightening technology. His invention of a series of innovative retainers that change slightly every two weeks to ensure that your teeth slowly but surely move into position was one that caught on quickly. It was perfect for the working professional or other people who wanted to straighten their teeth without significantly affecting their quality of life.
Why Choose Invisalign in Kendall From Dr. De Cardenas?
There are a lot of great reasons to choose Invisalign. Not only are they effective, but they are also easier to clean and create a low visual impact perfect for keeping up a professional appearance. Here are a few of the most common reasons people choose Invisalign.
1: Faster Improvement
Though this was not originally the case, many people see faster improvement with Invisalign! The process of Invisalign requires a new retainer style mold every two weeks. With traditional braces, you usually only get an adjustment every month. On top of that, Invisalign in Kendall also helps you see improvement faster as well, as wires don’t obscure your teeth.
2: Fewer Follow-Up Visits
After you take off traditional braces, you usually have quite a few follow-up visits to teach you to use your retainer and monitoring the state of your teeth. Because Invisalign technology is so similar to the technology of retainers, people who go through the Invisalign process often need fewer follow up visits to monitor their progress.
The worst thing about traditional braces is their permanence. If you have ever endured them, then I’m sure there is at least one photo of you at an important event like a graduation or a wedding where you are hiding your teeth. With Invisalign, that doesn’t have to be the case. It’s easy as pie to snap your Invisalign retainer back in its case for a few hours for an important event.
4: Ease of Care
Cleaning your teeth around braces is a huge hassle. A simple toothbrush doesn’t suffice. Instead, you have both the toothbrush and an assortment of tools that are specially designed to clean around all the wiring and between the teeth. Some people have even resorted to water picks to get difficult-to-reach areas clean. However, with Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about any of those hassles. Instead, you only have the one extra step of cleaning your Invisalign retainer, and you can brush and floss your teeth as usual.
5: Less Pain
When a person first gets traditional braces, there is a significant breaking-in period. The metal and wires will rub sores into your lips, cheeks, and even tongue. They often provide a specialized wax for you to put on protrusions that are especially bothering, but often that does nothing more than delay the inevitable. Though this mostly goes away after a few months, every time they adjust your braces, a new wave of sores will often accompany it, as the metal will subtly shift location and find a new patch of skin that was unaffected. With Invisalign, this is a non-issue. It has no sharp edges to bother your mouth and will help you avoid a world of pain.
Usually, whitening, while you have on traditional braces, is a very bad idea. The spots that the braces are anchored to will not be whitened, and leave your teeth with uneven color in the end. With Invisalign, it’s easy to add a whitening treatment to your routine. Even better, your Invisalign retainer can provide the perfect platform for keeping a whitening agent on your teeth. This means that you can get two of the significant steps for a perfect smile done at the same time: whitening and straightening.
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Here at Dr. De Cardenas’ office, we are experts in the Invisalign process. Allow us to help you create your ideal smile! Contact us today to ask about Invisalign in Kendall.