Why Invisalign beats braces for holiday convenience
The holidays are so busy! No matter what holidays you and your family celebrate, this is the season of family gatherings, holiday feasts, and festive celebrations. With so much planning, shopping, traveling, and partying going on, the last thing you want to do is have to arrange your plans (or menus) because of your orthodontic treatment. If you’re looking for the ultimate in holiday convenience when it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign is hands-down the winner over braces. Here’s why:
- You can eat what you want with Invisalign
Let’s face it – the thing we ALL look most forward to at the holidays is the FOOD! From sweet holiday treats to savory dishes that only make an appearance around the holidays, the tastes and aromas of the holiday kitchen become some of our most-loved core memories. And with Invisalign, you can enjoy them all!
Invisalign aligners are removable. Since you can take them out to eat, that means no dietary restrictions during orthodontic treatment! Braces are another story. When you’re wearing braces, foods that are hard, crunchy, and sticky are strictly off-limits. That means no toffee bars, candy canes, caramel apples, corn on the cob, and lots more. If you love diving into all the culinary delights that the holidays have to offer, Invisalign is the “clear choice” (see what we did there?) for your orthodontic treatment.
- Invisalign won’t show up in photos
Personally, we think a smile full of braces can be stylishly adorable. But if you want to be memorialized in your holiday photos (and on social media) with a natural-looking smile, Invisalign is the way to go. Invisalign aligners are completely transparent, so no one will know you’re wearing them but you.
- Invisalign is faster than traditional braces
Don’t want to have to deal with years of avoiding your favorite holiday foods or showing your braces in holiday photos? Opt for Invisalign. Invisalign can straighten your teeth up to a year faster than traditional braces. If your teeth aren’t significantly out of alignment, Invisalign can even straighten your smile in just six months.
On average, it takes traditional braces between 18 and 24 months to straighten a patient’s teeth. For patients with significant crowding, jaw misalignment or improper positioning, braces can take even longer. But the average time for Invisalign treatment is right around 12 months.
- It’s easier (and faster) to clean your teeth with Invisalign
Want to get a quick toothbrushing in between your holiday meal and family photos? Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can pop them out and quickly brush and floss so you’ve got a beaming, clean smile for photos. With braces, getting all the bits of food out of your teeth is a longer, more tedious process. If you don’t want your family screaming, “Come on, we’re ready!” from across the house at picture time, Invisalign is the choice for you.
Ready to change your life (and your smile) with Invisalign?
Schedule your free consultation today. We’d be happy to explain how it all works and get you on the road to a gorgeous, straight smile you’ll love to show off every day of the year.