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Summertime & Invisalign: A Perfect Match!


August 30th, 2023

Do you wish your teeth were straighter? Maybe your teeth have always been a little misaligned. Or maybe you had braces as a child, but they’ve shifted a bit and you need a “touch up.” Invisalign works well for patients in all of these situations! And it just so happens that summer is the perfect season to get started with Invisalign. Here are a few top reasons why Invisalign and summer are a great match.

You Can Remove Invisalign To Eat

Summer comes with so many tasty foods. Corn on the cob, hot dogs, kettle corn – is your mouth watering yet? A lot of these summer classics are difficult to eat with traditional braces. But there are no dietary restrictions to worry about when you have Invisalign.

With Invisalign, you’ll want to remove your aligner trays before every meal or snack. This means you can eat virtually anything without worrying about damaging your aligners or making your teeth sore. Dig into that corn on the cob, or bite into your hot dog with gusto.

Invisalign Is Nearly Invisible

You want to look good for the summer, right? Maybe you’re attending a wedding or two, or perhaps everyone in your circle seems to be having graduation parties this year. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about your orthodontic treatment being preserved in family photos. The aligners are clear and virtually invisible. Nobody will notice you’re wearing them – in person, or in pictures.

You Can Brush Your Teeth As Usual

Ice cream, snow cones, and candy abound in the summer. It’s okay to indulge in these treats now and then, but you do need to clean your teeth thoroughly afterwards. That’s not an issue with Invisalign.

With Invisalign, you pop your trays out two or three times per day before you brush your teeth. There’s nothing to brush around. You can also floss and use mouthwash as usual. This means you can enjoy your sweet treats, take care of your teeth, and not have to worry about an increased risk of cavities or gum disease.

Invisalign Rarely Causes Discomfort

When you have a busy summer planned, you probably don’t want to sit around the house with any discomfort. Luckily, most patients with Invisalign experience little to no discomfort. Your mouth may be a little sore when you switch to a new tray, but that discomfort fades quickly. 

You Won’t Need Many Visits

Some orthodontic treatments mean frequent visits to your orthodontist, which isn’t fun during a busy summer. With Invisalign, you only need the occasional checkup. Some orthodontists can even do some or all of your check ups virtually. This means you’ll spend less time in the office and more time playing sports, tossing water balloons, or otherwise enjoying the summer weather.

You’ll See Progress Soon

Even though summer is a season for fun, it’s nice to feel like you’re accomplishing something. Getting Invisalign can give you this sense of accomplishment.

As you move through your series of trays, your teeth will slowly shift into more ideal positions. You’ll be able to observe this change, especially if you periodically go back and look at old photos. The change will motivate you to keep going and keep wearing your Invisalign. This will make you feel like you’re accomplishing something with your summer – and you are!

You Can Drink With Invisalign In

The hotter it is outside, the more important it is to focus on hydration. While you do need to remove Invisalign to eat, you do not need to remove the trays to drink water. You can safely sip water with the trays in place. You’ll only need to remove them to drink other liquids, such as coffee or juice.

If you’re been thinking about getting Invisalign, summer is the perfect season to take the plunge. If you’d like to learn more or schedule a visit, contact Camilo Riano Orthodontics in San Francisco. You deserve to smile confidently in the summer, and we’re here to help you do just that.

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