Why Invisalign Removable Aligners Are So Popular With Celebrities
Invisalign removable aligners have taken the world by storm since their development in 1997. Many celebrities have endorsed the treatment in recent years, opting for the flexibility and aesthetic design that it offers.
Some of the celebrities who have undergone orthodontic treatment with Invisalign braces include Kathy Bates, Katherine Heigel, Zara Larsson, Oprah Winfrey, Zac Efron, Eva Longoria and Tom Cruise, who even wore them on the red carpet. The age range amongst these celebrities is diverse, showing just how appealing the treatment is to young adults and senior patients alike. Let’s explore why….
An introduction to Invisalign
Described by Katherine Heigel as ‘Netflix for your teeth’ due to the fact that patients change the aligners every two weeks, Invisalign is a custom-made set of plastic, see-through aligners that gradually straighten your teeth, generally over a period of 12-24 months. The treatment can deal with moderate-to-severe ailments.
Invisalign’s continuous innovation
Since 2009, the company behind Invisalign (Align Technology) has spent 240% more in research and development, releasing on average, one new Invisalign product per year. Examples of such developments include ClinCheck, which uses 3D software to show the patient the movements their teeth will go through prior to the treatment period, and SmartTrack, a new material developed to render the aligner material more flexible and more comfortable.
Invisalign: the many benefits
Whilst fixed braces can make it challenging to brush and floss, Invisalign aligners can be removed in order to carry out your normal oral hygiene routine, making them a less invasive orthodontic option. More people than ever are following specific diets and do not wish for treatment to interfere with their eating habits; Invisalign involves minimal lifestyle changes, as the appliance can simply be removed when eating. Patients have a 2-hour window each day in which to remove the brace to eat and brush and if your work is often client-facing, you can remove the brace for any presentations or meetings.
The most stand-out feature of Invisalign aligners is their subtle design that ensures your smile appears as normal-looking as possible. As they are transparent, the aligners are classed as an ‘invisible’ treatment, ideal for those whose priority is a minimally-invasive brace where aesthetics are concerned. The lack of brace hardware such as brackets and arch wires make the brace a more comfortable option than its metal counterparts.
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