Here at Edgewood Dental Care, we just LOVE helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. That’s why we offer Invisalign — a fast, effective, and comfortable way to achieve the straight, beautiful smile you have always wanted. But why choose Invisalign over traditional braces? Today’s blog post will be all about why YOU should choose this awesome option for your orthodontic needs.

What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is made up of a series of clear plastic aligners that are changed out every two weeks. This shifts your teeth gradually over time to create the desired orthodontic results. We use the latest technology to carefully craft these aligners based on your current smile situation and the end results you want. Invisalign works to create great results just like traditional braces, but offers a ton of benefits that braces do not!

Reason #1: Invisalign is invisible!
The number one thing that sets Invisalign apart from traditional braces is the fact that it is invisible! Invisalign aligners are made of a clear plastic material that is virtually impossible to see once it is in your mouth. Your friends, family, colleagues, and classmates will not notice that you are wearing aligners … as long as you don’t tell them, of course! The fact that Invisalign aligners are invisible means that they are a great option for busy professionals and students with reputations to maintain! They will not affect your personal style or image and will help you get great results discreetly!

Reason #2: Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces.
Because they are made of clear plastic and not metal, Invisalign aligners are WAY more comfortable than traditional braces. There simply are not any metal wires or brackets to cut, scrape, or otherwise irritate your cheeks or gums. They also do not require wire-tightening visits like traditional braces do. If you have ever known someone with braces, you have surely heard horror stories about not being able to eat due to the pain of having the wires tightened. With Invisalign, you will only ever experience a mild pressure when you change out your aligners every two weeks. No pain!

Reason #3: Invisalign is incredibly convenient.
Did you know that Invisalign aligners are also 100 percent removable? You can (and should!) take them out of your mouth to eat, drink, and to brush and floss your teeth. They can also be removed for special occasions (i.e. date night). Try THAT with traditional braces! Invisalign aligners will simply never be in your way. They don’t restrict the types of foods you can eat or the experiences you can have!
Be warned, however, because you DO need to wear them for at least 22 hours every day in order to get the most out of your aligners. Don’t take them out TOO often, or you will not get the desired results. If you think you may have trouble keeping your aligners in your mouth, Invisalign may not be the best option for you.

Reason #4: Invisalign works faster than traditional braces.
Traditional braces typically take about 2 or 3 years to produce results. With Invisalign, you can get great results in just about 12 months! That’s HALF (or less!) the time it may take traditional braces. Of course, the exact time frame will entirely depend on your specific situation and needs, but 12 months is the average and usually a very attainable goal.

Reason #5: Invisalign produces amazing results!
Invisalign is powerful enough to produce the same great amazing results as traditional braces! Retainer use is still required, but you can get a straight, beautiful, high-quality smile without the brackets and wires! However, please know that Invisalign is not for everyone and may not be suited to your orthodontic needs. Invisalign is great for tackling mild to moderate misalignment and bite issues, but not severe or complicated problems. Let our team examine your situation and determine if Invisalign is right for you. If it is NOT the best option for you, we can STILL help you get the results you need with traditional braces or Fastbraces.

How To Schedule An Invisalign Consultation
Are you ready to get started with Invisalign clear aligners? Great! Our team would be delighted to help you. Simply give our Edgewood, KY dental office a call at 859-474-7830. You could also request an appointment using our online contact form. Either way, we can help you find a suitable date and time for your visit.

Get the smile you want without the hassle of traditional braces. Invisalign can help you achieve the straight, beautiful, and healthy smile you have always wanted. We look forward to hearing from you.