Four Big Advantages of Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

by | Sep 24, 2021 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Invisalign® is a leading orthodontic treatment that serves as an excellent alternative to traditional braces and transforms your teeth through the use of custom aligners and an individual treatment plan built around your unique needs. Are you considering Invisalign orthodontic treatment to correct cosmetic imperfections in your teeth or address issues that impact your quality of life such as crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, or gaps? We’re here to help you learn about some of the key advantages of Invisalign treatment so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for you.

1. Enhance Overall Oral Health

Let’s begin by exploring the biggest advantage of Invisalign orthodontic treatment—your overall oral health. Yes, Invisalign absolutely creates beautiful smiles for the patients who chose it. However, your dental health and overall quality of life is always our first priority and the advantages of Invisalign treatment are more than just cosmetic. We begin the Invisalign process with an overall assessment to determine what issues need to be resolved to enhance your oral health. The treatment is capable of correcting a variety of issues commonly presented by patients such as crowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps, and open bite. These are conditions that can cause pain, tooth loss, difficulty flossing or brushing, difficulty eating, loss of appetite, tooth decay, and gum disease. As we stress often at Sierra Smiles, your oral health has a direct impact on your longevity and general wellness. It is important to design a treatment plan to correct these issues before they deteriorate further and impact your overall.

2. Boost Confidence

While the benefits to your oral health are numerous, there is no denying the cosmetic advantages of Invisalign treatment. Your smile is the first thing anyone you meet face-to-face will see and cosmetic issues such as crooked or missing teeth can have an enormous impact on your self-confidence and your ability to engage with others. Has the appearance of your teeth ever made you self-conscious? Do you avoid smiling in photos to hide your teeth? Do you worry that the appearance of your teeth has impacted your personal or professional life? Our treatment plan includes a 3D image capture using a state-of-the-art iTero Element® scanner that captures images of your teeth and areas of concern and translates them into customized aligners designed to correct these problems. The confidence-boosting results of an Invisalign smile makeover can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth and correct dental imperfections that might be causing you to miss out on important moments or shine your brightest in social interactions. 

3. Treat Invisibly

While the technology for orthodontic treatment like traditional braces continues to advance, many patients still worry that they will affect their appearance. Adults in particular are concerned about how traditional braces make them appear in personal and professional settings. Invisalign aligners are made of snug and precise SmartTrack material and created with advanced ClinCheck® software to map out each tiny shift in your teeth in each new aligner. This allows the aligners to carefully shift your teeth while appearing almost undetectable to others. Invisalign’s ability to adjust your smile without being obvious to others makes it the treatment of choice for people who are self-conscious about orthodontic treatment. Invisalign aligners also create better outcomes for how your teeth appear post-treatment. They can be removed and cleaned at any time using a specialized cleaning system, allowing patients to thoroughly clean and floss their teeth at the same time. The ability to remove your aligners to care for your teeth also helps prevent the discoloration and build-up that can occur under and around brackets, which are not removable.

4. Treat Comfortably

Comfort is also an important consideration for patients who choose Invisalign. Traditional braces use brackets and wires that can create pain points in your mouth that make eating and drinking uncomfortable. We believe that your treatment plan should minimize pain as much as possible, so your daily routine is not interrupted, and your overall quality of life is high. Invisalign aligners are designed to fit tightly against your teeth and correct your bite without damaging the soft tissue in your mouth. Because aligners are designed with ClinCheck, they also use less pressure to shift teeth, leading to reduced soreness throughout the process. For children and teens involved in contact sports, Invisalign can reduce the risk of injury to themselves — or others — while playing and boost their confidence, too. Less equipment to manage in your mouth also means fewer surprise visits to our offices to repair damaged brackets or loose wires. While we love to see your smiling face in our office, we also recognize that most patients simply don’t have time for unexpected emergencies in their busy schedules

Making the commitment to undergo orthodontic treatment can feel overwhelming for many patients. We want you to be fully informed about the advantages of Invisalign so you can decide with confidence. Call today for an appointment at one of our convenient locations. Zephyr Cove: tel:775-588-8484 Damonte Ranch: tel:775-825-8463 or Kietzke Lane: tel:775-786-1911.