Do Not Let Braces Hold You Back During the Holidays

Being told you require orthodontic treatment to realign teeth can be disheartening to hear, especially if Thanksgiving is in the near future. While traditional braces are great and effective, they do affect what types of food you can eat. If a cosmetic dentist at Smile in the City recommends correcting a malocclusion, then make sure to ask about Invisalign®.

Eat Whatever You Want

The primary benefit of this treatment is the fact you can remove your aligners for meals. While braces are adhered directly to teeth, a patient simply needs to wear clear aligners over his or her teeth for at least 22 hours every day. This offers some leeway. A patient can remove the aligners during meals so that food does not damage the treatment. With braces, most people need to avoid the following Thanksgiving staples.

  • Chips
  • Popcorn
  • Caramel
  • Nuts

With invisible aligners, you can eat whatever you want. You simply need to make sure you brush your teeth before putting the aligners back into place so that the material does not degrade prematurely.

Take Pictures With Confidence

Thanksgiving is a time of year when family members come back together after months apart. People will naturally want to take some photos, and you should feel confident to show off your teeth. Braces are typically associated with teenagers, but many adults develop alignment issues later in life. Instead of feeling stuck with one option, adults can show off their pearly whites with Invisalign®.

Visit Our Office Right Away

Invisible aligners are not right for everyone, and metal braces still provide exceptional benefits for people tired of having teeth that do not fit together properly. However, you always have a choice, and you should visit the office of Dr. Nargiz Schmidt if you have any questions or concerns. Contact us at your earliest convenience, so you are ready for the upcoming holiday.

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