The position of teeth is often the first thing people notice about the smile. Are the teeth straight? Are the teeth crooked, recessed, or sticking out unnaturally? These are things people notice — and unfortunately, this influences their perception of you.

At First Dental Associates in Reading, MA dental office, we are using the most advanced technology to effectively straighten your smile. And we can do this WITHOUT the use of metal brackets and wires. It’s called Invisalign, and it’s a popular method of treatment for adults who don’t want to deal with the hassle of metal brackets.

Invisalign has been on the market for a few decades, and you probably have a good idea how it works. But you probably don’t know about the comprehensive benefits of this treatment. So today I have five benefits of Invisalign. These amazing benefits will help you understand just how Invisalign can give you a better, healthier smile.

1. It’s virtually invisible.

What’s the worst part about orthodontics? The pesky metal brackets and wires, right? They stick out like a sore thumb, and if you’re an adult, make you look like a preteen. In many cases, traditional braces are the only option, BUT Invisalign technology has developed over the last few decades to treat a number of issues. Invisalign trays are clear and comfortable fit over the teeth. The aligners are not visible when you smile, and it’s possible that even the people closest to you won’t even know that you’re undergoing treatment.

2. It’s removable.

Another pesky thing about braces is that they are not removable. This feature is great for young kids because it keeps their treatment on target, but adults and teenagers can be trusted with the responsibility of invisible. As such, you can remove the Invisalign trays whenever you want to eat or clean your teeth. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any cement possibly damaging the enamel of your teeth.  Patients simply need to wear the trays for up to 20 hours every day to keep their treatment on target.

3. You can eat whatever you want.

Traditional braces often come with a list of things you can’t eat. No popcorn, sticky candy, or corn-on-the-cob. There are many delicious foods you’ll simply have to avoid. Invisalign comes with no food restrictions, because you simply pop off the aligners whenever you’re eating. It’s completely hassle-free. You don’t have to avoid the foods you love or worry about things getting stuck in your brackets and wires. After you’re done, you just brush your teeth and pop your trays back in.

4. The treatment is short.

Typical orthodontic treatment takes anywhere from two to three years to complete. While Invisalign is not the ideal treatment for those with severe alignment issues, the treatment only takes about 12 to 18 months. That’s about half the time of traditional orthodontics. And even though the trays are invisible and comfortable, patients generally don’t want to wear any orthodontic for two years or more.

5. You’ll be healthier.

Straight teeth don’t just look better, but you’ll be healthier, too. Unfortunately, people often assume that treatments like Invisalign are only cosmetic. Straight teeth improve your health for a number of reasons. Here are just a few:

  • Easier to clean — Straight teeth give things like plaque and bacteria fewer places to hide. This reduces your risk of things like tooth decay and gum disease, the leading causes of tooth loss.
  • Less risk of tooth trauma — When the teeth come together perfectly, your bite is balanced. An imbalanced bite can increase the risk of problems like tooth chips, fractures, and even breaks.
  • Less pain — Believe it or not, a bad bite can cause jaw muscle pain, neck pains, and even headaches. When you go through orthodontics, you reduce your risk of these problems.

Invisalign can be the treatment that makes you look and feel better. Don’t put off your treatment any longer. At First Dental Associates, we’ve helped countless patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Dr. Sadeghi is a Certified Preferred Invisalign provider  

You can start today by calling us at 781-438-1312.