The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign Can Improve Your Smile

Despite misconceptions, the purpose of braces isn’t just to straighten your teeth for aesthetic purposes. In fact, they are essential in helping you maintain optimal oral health. While many children and adults could benefit from wearing braces, most feel self-conscious about how it will alter their general appearance. Luckily, advances in technology have led to new orthodontic treatment options like Invisalign, which are easily removable and, as the name implies, generally unnoticeable.

Invisalign can treat the following oral conditions:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Excessive overjet

The greatest benefit of Invisalign is that it treats a wide variety of oral conditions by straightening your teeth. This can make it easier for you to brush and floss your teeth, possibly preventing future cavities and periodontal disease. Plus, fixing your oral alignment might even improve how you eat, drink, and speak.

Patients nationwide are smiling brighter because they choose to use Invisalign. Unlike other oral alignment treatments, Invisalign is:

  • Relatively painless
  • Easy to clean
  • Practically invisible
  • Remarkably effective
  • Proven to have lasting results

While Invisalign isn’t completely invisible, it is made of a clear plastic that is easy to maintain and difficult for others to notice. Although there is a short period of discomfort as your teeth adjust to the straightening, Invisalign is, overall, far less painful and irritating than any other alignment option. Unlike metal braces, the Invisalign plastic is smooth and doesn’t require wires or brackets.

Aside from these remarkable benefits, there is one additional advantage Invisalign offers patients that no other straightening treatment can provide: Invisalign braces are removable. While it’s true that you should wear them about 20-22 hours a day, this doesn’t mean that you can’t take them off for meals, important dates, or the rare special occasion. Unlike Invisalign, metal braces trap food against teeth and make it difficult for patients to sufficiently brush and floss. This can easily lead to cavities and other oral complications. Likewise, patients with metal braces have to limit their access to any foods that could damage their teeth. Because Invisalign is removable, patients don’t have any restrictions about what they are allowed to eat or drink.

Schedule an Appointment Today

At Shaenfield Family Dental, we believe in providing our patients with exceptional treatments and painless oral procedures. Our staff’s priority is to listen to the needs of our patients and ensure their comfort throughout the duration of their visit. We want our patients leaving our office as happy as their mouths are healthy! If you’re interested in trying Invisalign, look no further than the San Antonio Reader’s Choice Award 2018 winner for Best Family Dentist.

Contact Shaenfield Family Dental at (210) 899-5716 to schedule your first appointment.