Did you know there is a small difference between clear aligners and Invisalign? In short, Invisalign is a brand of “invisible,” or clear aligners, whereas clear aligners are a catch-all term for traditional braces alternatives. Our office uses Invisalign because of their patented SmartTrack Material® technology, making them easier to put on and take off, while ensuring more accelerated corrective treatment results. Not all invisible aligners are created equal and Invisalign has proven itself to be the best of the best. Here are the top 5 benefits of aligner treatments (and for us, Invisalign)!
#1 Clear Aligners are Virtually Invisible
Invisalign uses a series of virtually invisible, clear removable aligners to straighten teeth. Invisalign helps you maintain a beautiful smile discreetly, so you can feel confident both during your orthodontic treatment and after you’ve achieved your new smile.
#2 Intuitive & Easy to Use Device
You must wear your Invisalign aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may experience some minor discomfort after each initial insertion – since Invisalign is removable – but you’ll find them much more comfortable and easy to use compared to traditional braces.
#3 More Time for You
Invisalign reduces orthodontic emergencies as well as the need for orthodontic office appointments. Traditional metal braces, brackets, and wires often require more frequent adjustments and emergency visits. Invisalign gives you and your family more time to focus on you, not office visits (as much as we love to see your smile)!
#4 Maintain Your Routine & Activities
Invisalign allows you to maintain your oral hygiene routine—brushing and flossing are much easier without metal hardware getting in the way! The removable aligners also allow you to participate in regular activities without the worry of injury or damage to your orthodontic device.
#5 No Dietary Restrictions
While most orthodontic treatment requires dietary restrictions, Invisalign allows you to keep your everyday diet and consume the foods you normally would. Just remember to remove your aligners whenever you eat and reinsert clean aligners on your freshly cleaned teeth after each snack or meal.
Contact Sonneveld Orthodontics about Invisalign Aligners Today!
Clear aligner technology can correct many common orthodontic problems, yet there are still some situations where traditional braces might be the best treatment. At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we are here to answer any questions you may have about braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or any other treatments we offer. You can contact us directly by phone or text at 708-403-2626, or request an appointment online. We can’t wait to help you get started on your new smile in the surrounding Orland Park, Oak Forest and Tinley Park, IL areas!