InvisalignAre you one of those moms who never stops to take a minute for herself? Have you also found yourself wishing that you had a straighter smile or kicking yourself for not fixing your teeth when you were younger? If any of these situations sound like your life, there is a great option available for you. Invisalign is an innovative and discreet tooth straightening system that can help even the busiest of moms to get the smile that they’ve always wanted. 

How is Invisalign Different?

Invisalign differs dramatically from traditional braces, and this is one reason that so many moms are choosing to finally straighten their teeth with this system. Instead of metal brackets and arch wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners composed of soft plastic that slip on over your teeth. You will remove them to eat, drink, and brush your teeth, and they are so thin and transparent that most people won’t even be able to tell that you are wearing them.

Traditional metal braces place constant pressure onto the teeth to encourage them to move to their desired location. While the Invisalign system also places pressure onto the teeth, the movements are more gradual. Every two weeks, you will move on to the next set of aligners in your series, allowing for slight movements every few weeks that will eventually lead to a straight and beautiful smile. 

What Time Commitments Can I Expect?

When it comes to straightening the teeth, you can expect that you’ll need to visit the dentist every six weeks or so. These appointments are important so that your dentist can check on your progress. With traditional braces, these appointments can be lengthy, as the ligatures and arch wires will be removed and then tightened. Invisalign appointments are much shorter, as all that your dentist will need to do is ensure that your teeth are moving into their new position as planned.

What Will Life Be Like with Invisalign?

With traditional braces, you need to make a lot of lifestyle changes that busy moms just aren’t able to do. You’ll have to limit what you can and cannot eat, and you’ll also need to make changes to your oral hygiene to clean around the brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you’ll be taking your aligners out before you do any of these activities, so your life won’t be disrupted at all. Continue to eat what you want and brush your teeth like normal, just be careful not to set your aligner down somewhere and misplace it.

Active moms are also happy to know that Invisalign allows them to keep up with their favorite pastimes and activities. If you are an equestrian, play basketball, or enjoy another activity in which a mouth guard needs to be worn, you’ll simply slip off your Invisalign before you put your guard into place. The convenience of this system allows you to get your much needed mommy time in without worrying about how traditional braces might affect your activity.