When people talk about why they’ve chosen to get Invisalign, usually the main reason they chose this option over metal braces is to be more inconspicuous. Teenagers and adults love the fact that they can straighten their smiles without drawing a lot of unwanted attention in the process. However, there are a lot of other benefits of Invisalign that people don’t talk about as much. This doesn’t mean they aren’t important, which is exactly why we wanted to write about it on our blog! So, let’s get into it, shall we?
Four Not-So-Well-Known Benefits of Invisalign
More Convenient for Busy Schedules
If you have a busy schedule, Invisalign is a good choice because individual appointments can be as short as 15 minutes! Your dentist will check the progress of your treatment, give you new aligners, and you’ll be on your way. Adults really love this, but teens who are in lots of extra-curricular activities are also big fans because their days get super busy and it can be difficult to find time for frequent appointments.
There Are No Dietary Restrictions
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t require you to make any changes to your diet. If you love to eat, this is probably going to be one of your favorite benefits of Invisalign! You can eat anything you would like, and you can brush and floss normally. Some people are fans of this simply for convenience, but other people who have trouble restricting foods or aren’t able to do the thorough level of brushing and flossing that’s required with metal braces are definitely going to love Invisalign.
Ideal for People in the Spotlight
If you’re someone who is often in the spotlight, Invisalign is a great option. For example, if you’re a model who wants the option to remove your aligners for a photoshoot, you’re definitely going to benefit from Invisalign. If you’re planning to get married within the window of time that you’ll need aligners, Invisalign is probably going to be a better choice for you. While it isn’t advised that you go long periods of time without wearing your aligner trays, it is nice to have the option to remove them when you really need to.
Healthier Eating Habits
This is something that doesn’t get discussed much because we never want to say that anything is a “weight loss” solution, but one thing we hear from patients who have had Invisalign is that it helps you develop healthier eating habits. That’s because you’re “forced” to eat within certain set meal times and avoid snacking. Most people end up deciding it’s not worth removing their aligner for a cookie or piece of candy, so they just skip the snack altogether. Hey, whatever helps us develop healthier habits, right?
There are so many more benefits of Invisalign, and if you’re worried about how long it will take, go back and read our blog post about Propel. It can drastically speed up your Invisalign treatment and get you the smile of your dreams in no time at all.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services, you can give our team a call at (773) 883-1818.