Remember when the only way to straighten teeth was by wearing clunky metal braces? Since Invisalign® came on the scene in 2000, the popularity of these clear aligners has risen steadily. From adults to teens, the option to nearly invisible orthodontics has been widely welcomed.
Do you want to improve your smile without wearing braces? Are you considering Invisalign? Here are some cool facts about Invisalign to help you make your decision.
1. It’s quick and effective
The average time to wear Invisalign aligners is 12 to 18 months. You’ll be given a set of aligners that must be changed out every one to two weeks as your teeth shift. These aligners must be worn about 22 hours a day, with time to remove them while you eat and drink. Traditional braces are usually worn 18 months to three years.
2. You can remove your aligners to eat whatever you want
You don’t have to change your diet to avoid corn, hard candies, popcorn, or other items that typically are off-limits to those who wear metal braces. Because you take your aligners out to eat, you can eat and drink whatever you’d like without worrying about staining or items getting caught in your braces.
3. It’s popular amongst celebrities
If you choose Invisalign to give you a mega-watt smile, you’d be in good company. Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, Oprah Winfrey, Anna Kendrick, and even Kate Middleton have worn Invisalign. You, too, can get that star-quality smile!
4. It’s painless
Traditional braces can be painful. The brackets and bands can pinch and irritate the inside of your mouth. Invisalign, on the other hand, are custom-fitted to your mouth and painless to slip on and off.
5. You may even lose weight!
Every time you want to snack between meals, you’ll be forced to think if it’s worth taking off your aligners and brushing your teeth afterward. You must clean your teeth after every meal or the taste of that meal will stay with you.
Plus, the longer you wear your aligners without taking them off, the quicker your teeth will shift.
With aligners, you’ll probably think twice before you snack! Eliminating or minimizing in-between meal snacking can help you drop unwanted pounds.
6. It’s used all over the world
Invisalign isn’t just for American adults and teenagers. It’s offered in over 100 countries, including, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and select Middle Eastern, African, and Latin American countries.