6 Super Cool Facts You Didn’t Know About Invisalign®
You probably already know that Invisalign can straighten your teeth without the hassle, pain, and unsightliness of a mouthful of metal. After all, this ground-breaking orthodontic system using a series of removable, clear plastic aligner trays, has been delivering beautiful smiles for nearly two decades. Still, chances are there are a number of interesting facts about Invisalign that you may not know.
If you’re considering Invisalign, read on to learn why more than five million people worldwide have already done so. The following are a half-dozen amazing, yet little-known details about this leading alternative to metal braces.
1. Invisalign isn’t just for teenagers
The number of adults seeking orthodontics to enhance their smiles has increased substantially over the last 15 years. And a significant percentage of them are doing so with Invisalign. That’s little surprise given Invisalign requires fewer visits to the dentist compared to traditional braces, is pain-free, and virtually invisible. Also, because the aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions and maintaining good dental hygiene – including flossing – is easy.
2. Celebrities love Invisalign
Thanks to their unobtrusiveness, Invisalign clear plastic aligners are a favorite among celebrities. Some of the famous smiles improved with Invisalign include those of Justin Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian, Serena Williams, Eva Longoria, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Cruise.
3. Straight teeth aren’t merely aesthetically pleasing, they’re healthy
Properly aligned teeth instill confidence and impart a positive first impression. In fact, according to a recent survey, about one-third (29%) of Americans say the first thing they notice on someone’s face is their teeth; nearly one-fourth (24%) say it’s the facial feature they most remember after meeting someone.
But the benefits of straight teeth don’t end there. Properly aligned teeth also provide a number of health benefits. They may prevent jaw pain caused by crowded or overlapping teeth, and can prevent teeth from rubbing against the inside of your cheek, causing irritation. Additionally, they’re easier to clean, reducing the likelihood that you’ll develop gum disease and tooth decay
4. Invisalign can address a wide range of alignment issues
Invisalign can treat patients with mild or moderate teeth crowding, or minor spacing issues, as well as gaps, overbites, under bites, open bites, cross bites, and protruding teeth.
5. Everyone gets their own number of aligners
Each patient I see receives his or her own Invisalign prescription plan based on the current position of their teeth and the position desired by the end of treatment. The number of aligners required ranges from a half dozen to fifty. Similarly, the duration of your treatment can range from several months to two years.
6. Invisalign is more affordable than ever
At my practice, Guy Mangia, DDS, conveniently located on Van Nuys Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, California, we’re currently offering a fantastic special on Invisalign. Through October 31st, 2017 we’ll take $400 off the regular cost of a full Invisalign treatment and $200 off express treatment. Call 818-785-6750 or book an online appointment today for your Invisalign consultation.