It’s official! Summer is finally here, which means warm weather, cool drinks, and lots of photos to remember the good times with friends and family. Between the vacations, staycations, and every selfie station in-between, there’s no way you won’t be smiling through all the good times summer brings! But with that smile can come some apprehension and anxiety that your teeth may not be as straight as you’d like them to be.
Each year around this same time, our office in Hoover, AL begins to buzz with patients looking to get that supreme summer smile as quickly as possible. While we may not be able to make your smile perfect by the time that first photo opportunity that pops up, our skilled team at Backus Orthodontics has an innovative option, Invisalign, that will undoubtedly lead to big summer smiles.
Don’t let insecurity keep you from living your best life this summer. Check out how you can get your summer smile with Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. They are virtually undetectable, so hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your smile during those summer selfie sessions. Combining advanced 3D technology with the century-old science of orthodontics, Dr. Jeff Backus constructs a plan utilizing Invisalign aligners to move your teeth in small steps to the final position for your perfect smile.
Why choose Invisalign for your summer smile?
Like your summer bucket list, there are certainly plenty of options for orthodontic treatment available these days, and it can be challenging to be sure you’re making the right choice. Rest assured, the solution to getting your summer smile without sacrificing any of your summer fun lies in the benefits you’ll find with Invisalign treatment.
Comfort and Appearance
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results you can see unobstructed in real-time. Unlike metal braces, the smooth Invisalign aligners don’t have metal components that can irritate your mouth. They are made with clear acrylic that is custom-fitted from photos and x-rays your orthodontist took to create a 3D image of your mouth, making them practically invisible. If that’s not a reason to start smiling this summer, we don’t know what is.
Deciding which summer treat to eat shouldn’t come down to which foods you can or can’t eat during your orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, being a removable appliance, Invisalign is designed to be removed when you eat or drink anything more than water, so go for the corn on the cob and the sugary treats. Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth well before putting your Invisalign clear aligners back in your mouth.
The ability to remove your aligners certainly makes brushing and flossing an easier task than those pesky brackets and wires of conventional braces. Lookout bacteria; you can’t hide with Invisalign. Talk about summer lovin’!
The typical time can be between three and eighteen months, depending on your circumstances. While this doesn’t add up to perfectly straight teeth this summer, you will likely see a significant change rather quickly. The time it takes to perfect your smile is based on the complexity of your adjustments and your lifestyle and wearing habits. Following all of your orthodontist’s instructions will ensure you see your results the fastest.
Who can benefit from Invisalign?
Regardless of age or background, anyone can enjoy the benefits of Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues or those with bridgework. Your orthodontist can advise you about what options are best for you.
Invisalign for adults
Adults make up about 20 percent of all orthodontic treatment patients. This can be surprising, considering many adults skip orthodontic treatment because they worry that metal braces are too noticeable. Adults can go about their lives without feeling like anyone is paying extra attention to their teeth. And because your appointments only consist of checking your progress and not adjusting wires or fixing loose brackets, they will be fewer and faster so you can get back to enjoying your summer.
Invisalign for Teens
While not much different from standard Invisalign for adults, Invisalign for Teens has a couple of added bonus features to make your teen’s orthodontic experience with Invisalign much more successful. Backus Orthodontics teen patients will have a unique compliance indicating dot applied to their back teeth by their orthodontist. This dot will change colors based on how often the aligners are worn to allow our team to help hold teens accountable for their part of their smile journey.
Because teens are still growing, their mouths and jaws are also still growing. To account for this growth during treatment, Invisalign for Teens adds eruption tabs to hold space for molars to grow in without disrupting any smile progress.
Is Invisalign affordable?
When it is time to budget for a vacation, the cost of orthodontic treatment shouldn’t keep you from that summer adventure of a lifetime. At Backus Orthodontics, we understand that every patient’s needs are different. Many factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment. In most cases, the cost is comparable to traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans.
We also offer financing options to make Invisalign more affordable for your family. The Backus Orthodontics team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, and insurance claims and help you get started on the path to the perfect smile.
Don’t let summer pass you by without seeing how Backus Orthodontics can help you smile!
Invisalign treatment is ideal for busy patients in Hoover and the surrounding areas because there are never any emergency appointments from broken wires or brackets. Fewer appointments and less “chair time” means more time for fun in the sun and plans in the sand.
You should be able to participate in all that summer has to offer and have the confidence to show up and flash your biggest smile for all those Kodak moments you will encounter. Get in touch with our team of experts today to see how you can get your summer smile with Invisalign and Backus Orthodontics.