As a professional working adult, you want people to take you and your work seriously.
You enjoy a good laugh, too, but at work, you want your co-workers and customers to respect what you have to say.
If your teeth are crooked, this can affect you how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. If you aren’t comfortable with your teeth, you may not speak up when you have something to say.
You may have thought of fixing your crooked teeth, but dismissed the idea because you do not want to wear braces.
Here’s some good news for you. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, you can fix your crooked teeth without braces. Invisalign provides a way to straighten your teeth that won’t interfere with your work.
Traditional braces or Invisalign?
If your only goal is to straighten your crooked teeth, traditional braces do a great job. However, Invisalign can work just as well for many patients, and you may find it has advantages over metal braces.
If you or someone you know ever wore braces, then you know they are hard to miss.
When you have pieces of metal attached to your teeth, you can’t hide them. Everyone can see the wires running through your mouth.
It’s become more common for adults to get orthodontics, but that doesn’t make it any less noticeable. Most people aren’t going to say anything, but they still may find your metal braces distracting.
On the other hand, when you are wearing Invisalign clear braces, many people will never know that you are wearing them.
Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners fit over your teeth, but they don’t stand out the way metal does. In fact, most people won’t notice them at all.
You see that Invisalign allows you to continue your daily activities without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment. You may be wondering if clear braces have any other advantages for a working adult. They sure do. Just keep reading to learn more.
Invisalign works faster than braces.
Traditional metal braces takes two years or more to completely reposition your crooked teeth so that you have a straight smile. You may not want to spend the next two years of staff meetings, client meetings, and everyday conversations with people staring at your mouth.
Invisalign can work in a year, even less for some patients. While Invisalign can’t fix every dental problem, it can be used to straighten crooked teeth, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. This covers many, if not most, of the alignment issues our patients experience.
Invisalign is more comfortable than braces.
You will need time to adjust to any orthodontic treatment. With traditional braces, this means adjusting to pieces of metal and metal wires in your mouth. These may be uncomfortable. These may scratch your cheeks or even poke the inside of your mouth if a wire comes loose.
Invisalign’s plastic aligners are smooth, not sharp, which means they won’t scratch or poke you.
Invisalign is more convenient than braces. This is true on a large scale throughout your treatment, and it’s true on small scale in your everyday life.
With traditional braces, you know you will need to come to the dentist for regular adjustments to tighten your wires.
With Invisalign, you will replace your plastic aligner with a new one every couple weeks until your orthodontic treatment is complete. This means fewer visits to our dentist office in Houston and more comfortable visits when you are here.
Whether you like it or not, traditional braces are not coming off until you are finished needing them. As long as you wear them, you will have to avoid certain foods. You will need special oral hygiene tools to keep your braces clear of food and to clean between your teeth and gums.
Invisalign clear braces should be worn at least 22 hours per day. That means you can take them out to eat, which means you can eat what you want. You can take them out when you brush and floss as well, which means no changes to your normal oral hygiene routine.
Find out if Invisalign will work for you
Invisalign clear braces are an effective and efficient way to straighten many problems that cause crooked teeth.
For many adults considering orthodontics, Invisalign offers a faster, more comfortable, and less noticeable way to get straighter teeth when compared to traditional braces.
We encourage you to visit Antoine Dental Center in Houston for an orthodontic consultation. Together we can help you determine if Invisalign or another orthodontic option is right for you.
Call 713-364-8990 or fill out our online form to make your appointment.