Every year, over nine million people in the US receive orthodontic treatment. If you’re concerned about unappealing metal wires and brackets, don’t worry; there are other options. Talk to your dentist about the benefits of Invisalign for adults.

Invisalign can straighten your smile using clear, plastic aligners; no metal necessary. 

Still on the fence? Read on to discover the benefits of teeth straightening treatment with Invisalign today. 

Fix Orthodontic Issues

Invisalign can fix a range of orthodontic alignment issues, including:

  • Open bite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Gap teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

It might also help align a person’s arches. 

To determine if you’re an ideal candidate for treatment, schedule a consultation appointment with your dentist. They can use 3D imaging to create a scan of your mouth and jaw. Using these scans, your dentist can create a plan for moving your teeth into proper alignment.

They’ll also send the scans to a lab to create your customized, plastic aligners. You’ll wear a new pair every week or two. Each pair will put pressure on your teeth, shifting them into the desired placement.

Invisalign is ideal for patients with a range of orthodontic issues. However, it’s not always ideal for treating severe orthodontic problems. 

Avoid Oral Health Issues

Beginning treatment with Invisalign can help you avoid oral health issues in the future.

For example, you might notice it’s difficult to brush and floss if you have crooked teeth. Brushing and flossing clears away bacteria and food particles from your mouth. When left unattended, bacteria, food particles, and saliva can mix to form plaque.

Plaque is the clear, tacky substance that can stick onto and between your teeth. When you fail to brush plaque away, it can harden into tartar. You’ll need to schedule professional dental services to have tartar cleaned away.

Otherwise, the plaque will release acid, causing cavities to form.

As your teeth decay, you’ll experience painful symptoms. You could start to lose your teeth. You’ll require more expensive, time-consuming treatments to remedy the problem.  

Straightening your teeth now could help you avoid cavities in the future.

Straightening your teeth can also close the gap between your teeth, giving food particles fewer places to hide.

When plaque forms along the gum line, your risk of gingivitis (gum disease) also increases. Gingivitis causes red, swollen, bloody gums. Your gums might shift away from your gum line.

If you don’t receive treatment for gingivitis, it can progress to periodontitis, which might lead to tooth loss. Periodontitis increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Perfect, straight teeth can reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. You can give food particles and bacteria fewer places to hide. Brushing will be easier, allowing you to keep plaque and tartar at bay. 


One of the top benefits of choosing teeth straightening treatments like Invisalign is discretion.

Having metal wires and brackets in your mouth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, especially if you work in an office setting. Invisalign, on the other hand, is made from clear plastic. Most people won’t realize your Invisalign aligners are in place. 

You can even remove your aligners to eat (though you should wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day to remain on track with your treatment plan).

Fewer Appointments

Treatment with traditional metal braces requires regular dental visits. Each visit allows your orthodontist to tighten the rubber bands and wires as your treatment progresses. With Invisalign, however, you won’t need to visit your dentist’s office as often. 

Instead, you’ll receive multiple pairs of aligners for each phase of the treatment process. You’ll switch to a new pair every week or two, as advised by your dentist or orthodontist. You can move on to the next phase of the treatment plan without another office visit. 

Reducing the number of required office visits can offer ease and convenience. You won’t have to take time off work for appointments, either. 

Easier to Clean

Traditional metal braces are difficult for some patients to maintain. You’ll need to keep your teeth and brackets clean, especially after meals.

With Invisalign treatment, you’ll remove the aligners before each meal. You can easily clean them using a gentle brush and lukewarm water. You can also soak them in a solution to clear away bacteria and plaque. 

You’ll need to rinse and clean your aligners before putting them back into your mouth.

No Food Adjustments

If you choose treatment with metal braces, you’ll need to avoid sticky or crunchy foods that can get stuck between your braces. With Invisalign treatment, you won’t have to avoid certain foods. Since the aligners are removable, you can continue enjoying all your favorite foods without worry. 


For some patients, it takes time to adjust to having metal brackets and wires in place. Tightening the brackets can leave your mouth feeling sore. 

Invisalign aligners are made using smooth, clear plastic. They’re more comfortable and don’t cause scraping against the cheek, tongue, or gums. 

Stunning Results

Treatment with Invisalign can close gaps between your teeth and straighten your smile. You can improve the appearance of your smile for stunning results. Improving your smile could boost your self-confidence.

Improving your self-confidence could encourage you to take bigger risks in life. For example, you might ask someone out on a date or go after a big promotion. 

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, talk to your dentist about treatment today. 

Consider Invisalign for Adults Today

You don’t have to continue hiding your smile or worrying about alignment issues. Instead, talk to your dentist about the benefits of Invisalign for adults. Beginning treatment now could save you from other oral health issues later. 

Experience these benefits firsthand today. 

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