October 31, 2017
Not all teeth straightening methods provide convenience to the wearer’s life. Each treatment technique has its own set of pros and cons, but they all efficiently straighten teeth. Traditional metal braces are of resilient and robust materials to withstand chewing motions or biting into hard foods. Of course, along with this option, comes the stainless steel and unappealing silver finish that has been hindering yearbook photos for decades. Patients can add various colored elastics to create a colorful smile, but still, this act alone is not enough to make teens very accepting of having to use such devices.
Ceramic braces are a suitable alternative, but applications are typically only reserved for older teens and adults. They have clear coloring that blends in with tooth enamel and helps the wearer feel less self-conscious about their appearance. However, patients that have the ceramics must spend more time on their dental hygiene routine to remove food particles or sticky residues that cause staining and decay. The pieces are also more brittle than their metal counterparts, so wearers have to pay close attention to the texture of items that they eat. These are some of the reasons behind Invisalign becoming the straightening method of choice for patients and dentists alike.
Consume The Desired Foods Whenever You Want Them
3-D imaging is utilized to capture the initial, and final, resting place of the teeth, which allows for the creation of personalized and transparent liners. Due to the each person’s straightening and aligning needs being different, the treatment length will vary, but it is almost always shorter than that of conventional braces. With Halloween just passing, and more holidays on the way, sticky, gooey, and scrumptious treats are everywhere. The Invisalign liner only needs to be removed for devouring the tasty delights, and then, slid right back into place after you are done eating.
Telling a person not to eat the homemade cookies, cakes, and other baked holiday essentials is a futile task. However, these snacks are typically filled with sugar, and regardless of whether you wear Invisalign, other teeth straightening devices, or nothing at all, brush, floss, and rinse accordingly to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup. Toothaches may require fillings, root canals, or extractions to alleviate the unpleasant and painful symptoms. Take care of your teeth, and in turn, they will take care of you.