How Can Invisalign Help Straighten Teeth and Boost Self-Confidence

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LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 30, 2018

How Can Invisalign Help Straighten Teeth and Boost Self-Confidence

When the Invisalign system of aligners first became available, you could almost hear the collective sigh of relief from teens and adults everywhere. Finally, there was an alternative to traditional metal braces that was unobtrusive, effective and flexible!

For image-sensitive, active teens, in particular, the aligners proved to be an answer to frustrated parents’ and terrified teens’ prayers. The near-invisible (hence the treatment name) aligner system can accommodate removal for special events, including prom, homecoming, yearbook photos and graduation. Plus, they are very thin and comfy to wear.

The aligners also require zero dietary modifications and teens involved in sport don’t need to take any unusual precautions to continue playing. Today, research proves that use of the aligner system can support straight, white teeth and enhanced self-confidence, which is what this post will discuss.

People all over the world are talking about this.

FAQ

How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?

Aligners have been proven to straighten and correct teeth just as well (and sometimes better) than other treatment options. However, there is one caveat here, and that is the importance of selecting an orthodontic practitioner who is very experienced in customizing the aligners to each patient’s individual needs.

While each orthodontic professional has to start somewhere, it is to the patient’s ultimate advantage to select an orthodontist who has several years’ worth of expertise
with designing and customizing the aligner sets so as to best and most rapidly achieve the patient’s appearance and oral health goals.

Maintaining excellent oral health is also much easier with the aligners system than with more traditional orthodontic treatment. Since the aligners can be removed for meals and snacks, there is no risk of food buildup or staining on the aligners themselves.

As well, since the aligners can and should be removed and cleaned at the same time that the patient is brushing and flossing their teeth, the overall time spent on these daily routines is reduced, which tends to make busy patients very happy indeed!

How Does Invisalign Boost Self-Confidence?

It is hard to feel self-confident with a crooked smile. As well, self-confidence flows less freely when you are in pain, which frequently occurs with traditional braces due to the hardware required to achieve optimal results. Plus, since food matter tends to get stuck in braces more easily, it can be embarrassing to walk around not knowing this matter is there for all to see.

But with aligners, they have not only been proven to provide more comfort and a better fit than other options, but they are nearly invisible so no one needs to know you are being treated by an orthodontist other than you!

One particularly neat aspect of wearing the aligners is that, since they are see-through, it is easy to actually see the teeth moving into place during the treatment process. The entire experience of patience plus perseverance can offer a much-needed boost in self-efficacy to the wearer (as well as a beautiful straight smile as a final reward!).

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

In addition to excelling at creating a beautiful straight, white smile, the aligner system offers some other powerful perks that patients and parents both love.

For starters, the treatment time generally ranges from nine to 15 months, which is up to 50 percent faster than more traditional orthodontic treatment options.

Because overall treatment time is shorter and there are no delicate mechanisms that can detach and need fixing on an emergency basis, the overall treatment cost is also often lower than for more traditional orthodontic treatments.

As well, treatment costs tend to decrease because there are fewer overall in-office adjustment visits required, either for emergency repairs or for routine adjustments. This is because the patient is given several sets of progressive aligners each time they come in, along with complete instructions for how and when to move from one set of aligners to the next set in the series.

Busy parents also appreciate the compliance indicators built into Teen aligners (these are initially blue and fade to clear the more the teen wears their aligners). No more nagging is always a good thing!

Best of all, the aligner system comes with negotiation built-in. A teen who wants to take out their aligners for a special event (or an adult who desires the same) can do so, as long as daily wear remains faithful otherwise.

About Childers Orthodontics

Dr. Kyle Childers is the founder and Chief Smile Officer of Childers Orthodontics. He is also a board-certified orthodontist and a Diplomate of the ABO (American Board of Orthodontics), a distinction just one-quarter of orthodontists in the nation currently hold. He is also recognized as one of the top 1% of Invisalign providers in North America.

When you choose Childers Orthodontics for your orthodontic care needs, you are choosing a cutting-edge AOA-C (Academy of Orthodontic Assistant-Certified) Gold team with true old-fashioned customer care. Dr. Childers and his team take your comfort during treatment very seriously indeed, as these unsolicited client testimonials will attest.

Learn More At Childers Orthodontics

At Childers Orthodontics in Illinois, our orthodontist can examine your teeth to determine if you need treatment with Damon System braces or Invisalign aligners. Children, teenagers, and adults can have an examination to learn more about straightening their teeth. We offer appointments at these locations:

• Herrin – 618-997-1800
• Harrisburg – 618-252-0770
• Benton – 618-997-1800

You can have your orthodontic devices created with robotic SureSmile equipment to have the best treatment possible for your teeth. Dr. Kyle R. Childers offers iTero arch wires, AcceleDent Aura devices and Propel procedures to reduce the amount of time required for wearing orthodontic devices.

Call us to schedule your first orthodontic evaluation.

How Can Invisalign Help Straighten Teeth and Boost Self-Confidence

Childers Orthodontics

201 West Washington
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: (618) 438-2815

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