Ready to make your resolution for 2016? If you want a change that’s going to last longer than a few weeks and benefit you for the rest of your life, look to your smile. Invisalign is an investment in your good health. An aligned smile will not only make you look better and happier, it can make you healthier. And that’s a great way to start a new year.
The innovation of Invisalign has changed the way people perceive braces and wear braces. Orthodontics may have once been reserved for adolescents and really brave adults, but Invisalign has allowed any generation to get the straight smile they’ve always wanted.
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Here’s what you need to know about Invisalign as you contemplate your New Year’s resolution – you’ll discover that invisible braces can help you achieve several resolutions at once, and the changes will hardly be temporary:
- Invisalign will give you better oral health. A straight smile isn’t the only benefit of invisible braces. When your teeth are in alignment, it’s much easier to clean and maintain your smile. It is far simpler to complete thorough and effective flossing and brushing, and aligned teeth provide fewer opportunities for bacteria and plaque to stick around in unusual places.
- Invisalign can help you lose weight. During your Invisalign treatment, there are no food restrictions like the wearers of traditional metal braces have. You can eat all the protein, veggies, and fruits you might normally avoid because they’re too chewy, hard, or crunchy. It is, however, critical that you wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only for meals and cleanings. You’ll make more thoughtful choices about the foods you eat, when you eat them, and you’ll find yourself snacking less. The temptation to nurse a soda or coffee habit will also be squashed because sipping on beverages other than water while wearing your aligners can discolor them.
- Invisalign will improve your confidence. So often people think that altering their weight, clothing, or hairstyle will make the biggest difference in how they feel about themselves or how others perceive them. But your smile is more powerful than any other accessory. Knowing that you have a straight smile to show off will increase your confidence tenfold, and you also won’t be shy about smiling during your Invisalign treatment because the aligners themselves are practically invisible.
- Invisalign lets you take a break. While compliance with the pre-set Invisalign treatment is critical to achieving good results, when you do need to take five from the resolution you’ve chosen for yourself, you can. There is no escape from the brackets and wires that are part of the traditional metal braces orthodontic treatment. And having the ability to “cheat” for a few minutes is enough to let you enjoy whatever indulgence you want, then get back to the improvement you’ve chosen for yourself. See successful Invisalign before-and-after photos.
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Even if you have a severe overbite or underbite, Invisalign can work when you visit the right Invisalign provider. Dr. John Moore is able to complete tooth alignment and bite correction using Invisalign, and he is well-known for his groundbreaking method of combining Invisalign and porcelain veneers to correct major jaw and tooth alignment problems. Years of metal braces and painful surgery that would typically require jaws to be cut apart and realigned can be completely avoided. Don’t suffer with the pain of a bad bite or misaligned teeth. And don’t for a second believe that your teeth can’t be fixed.
Make your appointment with Dr. John Moore at Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio to discuss how your smile can be straightened with Invisalign.