Invisalign is currently one of the most popular methods for straightening teeth, and for obvious reasons. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth discreetly and conveniently at any point in your life.
While it’s true that Invisalign is one of the easiest and most comfortable ways to straighten your teeth, Invisalign does require good habits and intentional self-discipline, meaning there is work involved in the process. Thankfully, Invisalign’s end results are well worth the effort you will need to put in. Through hard work and dedication, Invisalign disciplines will help preserve your smile for years to come.
What Habits Will I Need To Adopt?
Invisalign requires all wearers to adopt disciplined habits. If you decide to get Invisalign, you will need to practice a fairly strict daily routine.
For starters, you will need to wear your Invisalign aligners daily for 20-22 hours a day. You’ll have to wear your aligners this frequently in order for Invisalign to effectively shift your teeth.
Additionally, you will need to perfect your brushing and flossing habits. Brushing and flossing are two of the most elementary dental hygiene practices and are crucial for keeping your Invisalign retainers clean. Bacteria can grow quickly on dirty aligners, leading to a wide variety of oral health issues down the road.
If you aren’t prepared to practice these habits, you might not be quite ready to commit to the Invisalign process.
What Issues Can Invisalign Address?
If you are committed to the disciplined lifestyle, however, Invisalign is able to correct a wide array of dental issues.
Some people think fixing your teeth is just a cosmetic issue, but that just simply isn’t true.
Invisalign can help correct crossbites, underbites, overbites, crowded teeth, open bites, gapped teeth, and so much more.
Invisalign has also been known to help ease the pain of patients who suffer from a TMJ disorder.
This means committing to Invisalign can result in a beautiful smile as well as aiding your overall oral health.
What Are The Long-Term Benefits Of Invisalign?
Additionally, Invisalign offers a wide array of long-term benefits for users.
For one, having a straight smile can actually increase your sense of happiness.
People who are confident in their smile are likely to smile more often. The more you smile, the more endorphins your body releases, and the happier you become.
On top of the aesthetic/psychological benefits, Invisalign significantly aids your oral health. Straight teeth help you maintain good dental hygiene, and protect you from gum diseases, headaches, and neck strain.
While committing to a more disciplined lifestyle may seem difficult, the benefits of Invisalign far outweigh the minor inconveniences attached to the process.
Start Your Invisalign Journey Today
No matter what phase of treatment you are in, the team at East Center Dental would love to support you on your Invisalign journey. Our doctors and staff are fully equipped to walk with you throughout your treatment plan and can answer any questions along the way. If you are looking to preserve your smile for years to come, look no further. Contact our team today!