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Summertime & Invisalign: Will They Get in the Way of Each Other?

July 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmakram @ 7:59 pm
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Summertime is in full swing, which means you’re likely planning trips to the beach with your friends, making traveling plans, and doing your best to get the most out of the beautiful sunny weather. To many people, the idea of starting an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign sounds like a surefire way to ruin the season. However, that’s simply not the case. Read on to learn why starting Invisalign during the summer won’t ruin your existing plans.

Flexible Check-Ins Mean More Time Outdoors

With traditional braces, a check-in appointment is a lot more than a quick 15-minute follow-up. It usually involves tightening the archwire of the braces and spending the rest of the day with an aching pain in your mouth. Fortunately, that’s not the case at all with Invisalign. Simply come in for a quick 15 to 30-minute progress check. Your dentist will do a short but thorough inspection of your teeth to make sure they’re moving as predicted and provide you with the next series of orthodontic aligners in your treatment, then you can go back to your daily life!

Simple Dental Hygiene Makes Traveling a Breeze

With Invisalign trays, you don’t have to purchase specialty dental hygiene products in order to effectively brush and floss your teeth. Instead, all you need to do is remove your trays and place them in their protective case before you take care of your smile as you normally would. This makes maintaining good oral health throughout your journey much easier and minimizes the additional instruments you would need to travel with during your summer vacation.

Enhanced Comfort Means Pain Won’t Detract from Your Fun

Traditional braces are known to be uncomfortable, especially during the early stages of treatment. Each time you switch to a new set of Invisalign trays, you’ll likely experience some uncomfortable pressure, but nothing that can’t be easily taken care of with over-the-counter pain medication. Plus, because your trays will be made from smooth plastic, you won’t have to worry about them irritating the inside of your mouth like braces would.

Discretion Allows You to Take Photos You Love

The clear aligners that you’ll be wearing will be virtually unnoticeable to onlookers unless they’re up-close. Because of this, you’ll be able to commemorate your travels and summer adventures with selfies that you’ll look stunning in!

While straightening your smile may not sound like an ideal situation to put yourself in, with discreet and removable Invisalign trays, it’s not as bad as you think! The flexibility and faster average treatment time will have you enjoying a straighter smile without the hassle, no matter when you decide to start your journey.

About the Author

Dr. Mark Makram has several decades of experience practicing general and cosmetic dentistry. Over those years, he has helped countless patients achieve straighter, happier smiles using advanced treatment methods like Invisalign clear braces. For questions or to learn more about this process, visit Mark Makram, DDS’ website or call 239-513-9990.

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