Invisalign Benefits You Might Not Have Considered

  • February 1, 2016

Anyone who has wanted straighter teeth as probably tried to figure out some other way than wearing braces. If you’re an adult who has wanted a straighter smile than there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Invisalign: those clear plastic trays that straighten your teeth.

We’re proud to offer those at our New Iberia office, and it’s always a thrill to straighten smiles without visible equipment. If you’ve been considering straightening your smile with Invisalign but are on the fence we hope that these benefits will make it an easier choice!

Treatment That Doesn’t Interrupt Your Routine

Imagine what wearing braces would do to your day to day life. Not only would your social and professional worlds be turned upside down, but almost every routine you have would be changed!

Braces cause you to have to eliminate a variety of foods from your diet, leaving you with some of your favorite options being off-limits for years. Who wants to deal with that, especially when Invisalign is an option? Your aligners are worn for 22 hours out of the day, which means you’ll have time to take them out to eat! Your diet will go unchanged, and eating won’t be a hassle either!

Oral hygiene is made difficult with braces as well. You have to deal with food getting stuck in the wires, lodged in the brackets, and flossing is made incredibly difficult as well! Invisalign eliminates these problems too, since you just take it out to brush and floss!

Think of anyone you’ve known who’s had braces: they’ve surely complained about the discomfort, cheek irritation, and poking from the wires. Again, that’s not a problem with Invisalign! It’s completely free of wires, sharp edges, and uncomfortably square brackets. All you’ll be wearing is a super thin plastic aligner.

The Weight Loss Bonus

There have been quite a few studies devoted to lifestyle changes while wearing Invisalign, and it turns out most patients have an unintended side effect: weight loss! If you’ve been thinking about jumping into a new exercise routine for a new look to match your new smile then there’s your excuse!

The reason for this unexpected perk is because of the eating restrictions placed on you by wearing your aligners: you can’t eat with them in! If you want results you need to wear your aligners all but 2 hours out of the day, so snacking is off the table!

Many of us are guilty of indulging in bad snacking habits during the day. We’re sitting at desks and eating sweets or chips, completely unaware of the extra calories we’re getting. By eliminating daytime snacking you’re starting an unintended diet that can work better than a lot of purposeful ones! You don’t need to change what you eat to lose weight – just the amount!

Many Invisalign patients have also said how easy keeping up their new routine can be after treatment. With around a year from start to finish you have plenty of time to make healthier living a part of every day!

Results You Can Rely On

When we plan an Invisalign treatment for you at our New Iberia or Broussard offices we use state-of-the-art 3D imaging and modeling techniques that allow us to get the most accurate possible picture of your teeth. We can use that model to plan the movement of each tooth individually, giving us an amazing ability to predict and plan your end result.

We’re even able to model the outcome of your Invisalign treatment before it’s even started. You’ll have final say on how it looks, and then it will be time to start treatment! The Invisalign treatment software takes your current smile and the end result we want, compares the two, and compiles your aligner movements in two week increments. We’ll know exactly where each tooth should be from start to finish!

Want To Find Out More About Invisalign?

These benefits, and the completely invisible trays, make Invisalign a treatment that you have to see and experience to believe. We’d love to show you what it can do for you at Donaldson 3D Orthodontics, so don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at one of our offices today! An Invisalign consultation will give you everything you need to understand your treatment!

You can contact both of our locations by calling 337-465-4139 or you can request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!



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