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Thinking about a New Smile? | Invisalign in Roanoke VA

When you’re confident about your smile, you look happy and successful. People are more likely to respond positively to you. If you’re covering up a crooked smile, you could be making your life more challenging. Invisalign’s modern no-metal method for straightening teeth can give your smile back to you! If you’re considering investing in Invisalign in the Roanoke VA area, you may be curious about this orthodontic treatment. Here’s what you need to know:



Advantages of Invisalign:

  • Attractive: A clue about the primary benefit of Invisalign is in the name: the clear plastic trays worn over your teeth are almost invisible.

  • Removeable:Unlike traditional metal braces which remain in place until your smile is straight, Invisalign trays can be removed. You can brush and floss your teeth, preventing plaque buildup and damage.

  • Flexible: After removing your trays, you can eat your favorite crunchy foods like popcorn and corn on the cob without worrying about breaking a brace wire.

  • Comfortable: The smooth plastic of Invisalign plastic trays makes them relatively comfortable. You’ll feel pressure on your teeth as they shift in the trays, but you won’t have wires poking your mouth or metal rubbing your gums.

  • Safe: Invisalign trays, made from BPA-free plastic, reduce your exposure to toxins.

A Few “Watch Outs” about Invisalign:

  • Time Commitment: To get results, you’ll need to wear Invisalign trays as often as you can for the first 48 hours for each new set. You’ll get best results if you commit to wearing the trays for about 22 hours a day. Expect to get new trays about every six weeks.

  • Taking Trays Out Before Meals:You’ll need to find a place to store your trays when you eat. And if you like to snack often during the day, you may become annoyed about removing the trays for a handful of crackers or candy. On the plus side, less snacking means weight loss!

  • Brushing After Eating: Putting Invisalign trays on without brushing your teeth can lead to damage and discomfort. The extra time you invest in oral hygiene, however, has long term benefits for your smile and your health.

  • Higher Cost: The investment in Invisalign is usually higher than braces for most patients. You’ll face additional cost to replace any trays that you lose.

  • Not for Everyone: If your teeth misalignment is severe, you may not be a candidate for Invisalign. Your orthodontist will tell you if Invisalign is right for you.

To get the most out of your Invisalign treatment, follow these few helpful tips:

  • Practice talking with your trays in and you’ll quickly get over the ‘lisp’ that initially occurs when you start the process.

  • Wash your trays daily with warm water and antibacterial soap to keep them clean and smooth.

  • Use a whitening toothpaste and watch your smile brighten!

  • Follow any dietary guidelines from your orthodontist to protect your teeth and your Invisalign trays.

You can read more here about Invisalign in Roanoke VA treatment provided by Mountain View Orthodontics. Reclaim your smile with Invisalign. You’ll be grinning about the results!

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