When you want to improve the alignment of your teeth, your mind probably goes to traditional metal braces. As common as these braces are, they do have disadvantages. Most notably, the braces are highly noticeable so they make many patients feel self-conscious. This is especially true for adults because braces are more commonplace for teens and pre-teens.
Today, though, there’s another option that is helping people of nearly all ages to get more even smiles without the look of braces: Invisalign. While Invisalign is more discreet and, to many patients, more comfortable than braces, it’s become especially popular since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In fact, there are several reasons why people are choosing Invisalign over braces today.
Changing Financial Circumstances Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Finances have been a major topic throughout the past year, and the pandemic has had a polarising effect. While some people lost their jobs due to the pandemic and are financially strained, those who didn’t lose their jobs tend to have more cash on hand today. They’re no longer spending money on going out or traveling, so they have more of it sitting in their bank accounts.
While prices vary for each case, Invisalign tends to be more expensive than traditional braces. Now that a large number of people have more money to spend, they’re investing it in their aesthetic confidence.
Teeth Alignment That Fits with a “Pandemic” Lifestyle
Invisalign is the ideal fit for the “pandemic” lifestyle of extensive video calls but few in-person interactions. The aligners are clear so they’re typically not noticeable on a video call but they are visible in person. Due to COVID-19, then, some people are completing their full Invisalign treatment with few others ever noticing because they only see them on video.
More Consistent Results
For Invisalign to be maximally effective, you need to wear the aligners for 22 hours per day. Pre-2020, this could be hard to maintain because people would go out to eat, requiring them to have their aligners out for longer. However, now that we’re all staying home, more people are finding those 22 hours easy to maintain, so they see this as the ideal time to start their treatment if they want the best results.
Preparing for the World to Open Again
While staying home due to the pandemic, who among us hasn’t been daydreaming about all the trips we’re going to take and parties we’re going to enjoy when the world finally opens again? We envision ourselves looking stunning and having a great time with all those we love.
When that does happen, we’ll want to look our best. That’s driving many people to use this time to improve their smiles so that when their social lives can spark up again, they’ll emerge looking even better than before.
Versatile Treatment Options
Contrary to some misunderstandings, Invisalign isn’t reserved for the lucky few who only need minor tweaks to their smiles. The treatment is capable of treating a wide range of dental malocclusions or misalignments. People are realising that they can likely get the results they want without metal braces, so they’re taking the leap.
Reduction in Office Visits
The need to stay home during the COVID-19 has not only affected work and social gatherings. Many people are minimising their doctor visits too, and that includes dentist and orthodontist visits.
Invisalign is the perfect way to get a better smile while keeping your office visits to a minimum. With metal braces, you need to visit your provider every time they need a new adjustment. With Invisalign, you “adjust” the alignment by simply swapping out your aligners at home as directed. You only need to come to the office for sparse visits to check your progress.
Getting a Better Smile with Pandemic-Friendly Invisalign
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives, but not all those effects need to be negative. You can use it as an opportunity to improve your smile with Invisalign. To get started, call Sydney Road Dental Care today.