New Year’s doesn’t have the monopoly on self-improvement. Every year, when the temperatures rise, many people decide this is the summer they’re going to live their best life, be their best self. One of the most discreet ways to make that happen is with Invisalign.
Why Summer Is a Great Time to Start Invisalign
You may be thinking: Braces in the summer? Who wants that? But this is actually a great time of year to choose as the jumping-off point for a straighter, healthier smile. Sure, no one wants any additional responsibilities, especially in the summer, but this season offers opportunities to get your treatment started more easily.
- You have time: If you’re planning to take vacation days in the summer, especially for a staycation, there is no better time to get Invisalign started. You can coordinate with your Haymarket Invisalign provider so your treatment begins when it’s most convenient for you. That way the initial adjustment period will be done in the privacy of your own home, not at work or in school.
- Adjust in private: When Invisalign begins, there will be plenty to get used to. It’ll be a little strange to have something on your teeth 20 to 22 hours a day, sure, but the real challenge will be tolerating the pressure at the start as your teeth get used to the feeling of being shifted into alignment. It’s easier to manage this discomfort when you are on your own time.
- Develop a routine: You will need to clean your trays thoroughly at least once a day, ideally more often, and brush and floss your teeth often too so no food or bacteria gets caught in between trays and teeth. When you’re hunkered down and enjoying your summer vacation, you can develop a routine that will be easy to maintain once you get back to normal adult life, whether that’s in a few days or a week.
- No interruptions: Your fun won’t be interrupted by wearing Invisalign. Because the trays are removable, you can enjoy all your favorite foods and activities. In fact, summertime is very kind to new Invisalign wearers because you have easy access to the comforting, soft, cold foods that make it easier to get used to this orthodontic alternative – ice cream, snow cones, popsicles, watermelon, and more.
Have a New Smile by Next Summer
The biggest question patients have about Invisalign is: How long will the treatment take? It depends. Every patient is different. Every mouth is different. Some people will need a solid year of treatment to align their teeth, especially if they have a more severe misalignment. Others just have a few crooked teeth that need to be straightened out and that may only take a few months.
If you think Invisalign can work for you, consult with your Haymarket Invisalign provider and find out if you’re a good candidate for this treatment and how long it will take to complete your smile makeover. The average is about a year, but it could take much less if you have a simpler case. It could also take longer. It all depends on how dedicated you are to the treatment plan, if you wear your aligners as instructed, and how well your teeth response to the treatment.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sina Reangber at LifeTime Smiles in Haymarket, VA, to find out whether this is your summer of Invisalign.
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