In the United States, we have a lot of access to the very best in the world of medical treatments for various issues. Our ability to treat our teeth and their alignment is no different in this country; we have the very best of treatments available to the general public.
This is a great thing, too, because in the United States, a lot of people seem to be having some sort of problem with the alignment of their teeth. To put the enormity of this number into perspective, recent studies and polls have come to the conclusion that one out of every three people in the United States will go through with some sort of orthodontic treatment for the alignment of their teeth over the course of their lives. Keep in mind, this number is just representative of how many people will actually receive treatment, to say nothing of how many people are going to be needing treatment but unwilling to get it for whatever reason they may have for not doing so.
For those with the most extreme sorts of misaligned teeth, it may require the use of surgery in order to get you to the point where your teeth are properly aligned. For example, if you have an issue with overcrowding of the teeth, which is exactly what it sounds like, you’re going to need to have a tooth removed to alleviate the issue, and to alleviate the pain and discomfort that a bad case of overcrowding can, and will, cause for the average person. This is, of course, the very extreme end of the spectrum for treatment, so don’t worry too much, you aren’t likely to need such extreme steps as the removal of teeth.
For the majority of people, braces will be the name of the game when it comes to treatment. Of course, you can go with regular standard metal braces, if you like, but there are better and more modern braces available. I’m talking about Invisalign, discreet adult braces that are a huge step up in technology for those who decide to use them. Here’s just four reasons to ask about them.
A big hang-up that people tend to have with standard metal braces is that they aren’t discreet by any stretch of the imagination. They’re large, they’re clunky, they’re made of metal that stands out any time you open your mouth.
However, orthodontists now have a better option they can offer; Invisalign. Invisalign braces are, truly, the most discreet method ever contrived of treating the teeth and their alignment; they allow you to do so with complete discretion, because, as the name would suggest, they’re absolutely invisible.
Look, having metal installed in your mouth probably isn’t something that anyone thinks is going to be comfortable, and this is for good reason. It’s going to be rubbing against the inside of your mouth the whole time you have braces, causing sores and other issues, to say nothing of you getting your tongue caught in there.
Invisalign, on the other hand, is custom-fitted for your particular teeth, which means that you’re not even going to have to worry about such protrusion rubbing against the inside of your lip. You’ll be able to wear it without any issues at all, really.
3. Ease of Use
Braces aren’t easy to use, especially if you’re the kind of person who likes to keep their teeth clean. You’re basically mounting a series of metal in between your teeth and your ability to reach them with a toothbrush, and this isn’t going to make brushing any easier (or any more fun, really). This isn’t a problem you’ll be having with Invisalign, which can be removed to make it easier to clean around.
Braces can break; metal can eventually be degraded and corroded, and your mouth is extremely corrosive.
On the other hand, you’re not going to have this problem with Invisalign, for one very noticeable reason. When you get Invisalign aligners, you switch through them every two weeks as your teeth improve, and this means that they’re just not going to be exposed to your teeth long enough for it to be a real issue. Saliva needs time to work on anything, and two weeks isn’t long enough to corrode plastic or metal.
So, if you’re looking to fix the alignment of your teeth, consider the use of Invisalign, and consider asking your local orthodontist about it and if it might be right for you. You’ll be glad you did when you have a smile you can show off to the world.