The sad truth is that traditional braces and Halloween just don’t mix. While they may be helpful for your throwback costume of Jaws from the old James Bond films, they’re going to put a damper on just about everything else. Take the time this October to learn about other methods for straightening your teeth that don’t involve all that embarrassing metal. And go ahead, enjoy a candy bar, or two, or even three! Maybe don’t go overboard. That’s a lot of sugar.
Here are good reasons to use clear braces like Invisalign to straighten that smile.
Traditional Braces and Candy Don’t Play Nice
Like the Genie and Jafar or Belle and Gaston, traditional braces and candy don’t play nice together. From sticky caramel that globs on to brackets and metal wires, to jawbreakers and peanut brittle that could easily snap a band, candy presents a lot of danger for braces. Of course, candy doesn’t just put your braces at risk, but your teeth as well.
All that sugar, though delicious, has the unfortunate effect of feeding all the wrong bacteria. Once these bacteria get a hold of food, they tend to overpopulate the mouth and begin attaching to teeth and causing all sorts of damage, increasing your chances of tooth decay and gum disease. That’s because they produce an acidic byproduct that can slowly wear down enamel and cause low-grade inflammation in your gums.
Your Solution: Invisalign
If your teeth are crooked, and you’re hoping to straighten out that smile without the metal, Invisalign is your solution. Using the same orthodontic principles as traditional braces, Invisalign is a custom set of clear aligners that progressively straightens your smile. The aligners are BPA free, clear, and virtually undetectable. And, of course, the best part is that they’re completely removable, allowing you to eat Halloween candy (but not too much!), and dress up as whatever you want — especially if what you want your costume to include a beautifully straight smile.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is the time it takes to correct your smile. While traditional braces can take up to five years, Invisalign can straighten your smile in as little as six months. They don’t require any special cleaning or diet restrictions, as they are removable, and allow you to celebrate the holidays however you see fit.
After all, it’s not just Halloween coming up, but Thanksgiving and many others!
By working with a dentist, Invisalign gives you the power to construct a smile you can be proud of. Using data collected from over 2 million smiles, Invisalign has perfected their technique and proven again and again to be one of the most efficient methods for straightening teeth.
If you live in Westchester County and would like to know whether Invisalign ® is right for you, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule an initial consultation today.