If you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth and get a perfect smile, Invisalign may be the answer for you. It is less invasive and less visible than metal braces, it is comfortable to wear, and you can remove the aligners so you can eat, brush and floss.
But what is the best time of year to get started? To answer this question, we consider two factors: the logistics of the process itself, and the length of time it is expected to take. With this in mind, here are the top five reasons why winter is a great time to start Invisalign:
#1 It Is Easier To Take Care Of Oral Hygiene
One of the keys to the success of your Invisalign is a regular brushing and flossing regimen. During this process, the usual morning and evening routine is not enough: ideally, you should be flossing, brushing and rinsing after every meal.
This is a challenge during the summer, when we tend to be out and about enjoying the beautiful weather. The cooler temperatures of winter mean we spend more time indoors. This makes it a lot easier for you to establish the right dental hygiene habits before the warmer weather sets in.
#2 You May Have More Appointment Flexibility
Once you have been given your first Invisalign aligners, your orthodontist will want to see you on a regular basis to check your process and answer any questions you may have. Because we stay home more in the winter, it is easier to keep these appointments. During the summer, the lure of outdoor activities can lead to cancellations.
#3 You’ll Have A Beautiful Smile By Summer
When you start your Invisalign process, your orthodontist will give you an idea of how long it will take. Knowing that will enable you to make the right decision for yourself regarding the timing, but for many people starting Invisalign during the early part of winter can result in you having a stunning smile in time for the summer. Whether you are looking for a beach-ready smile to take on vacation, or a professional smile for summer seasonal work, you’ll be good to go.
#4 You’ll Have Time To Learn The Ropes
Like anything new, Invisalign aligners take some getting used to. Being indoors more through the winter is a perfect time to become accustomed to wearing the aligners. You will also have time to adjust to your new cleaning routine.
#5 Winter Mask-Wearing Is Probably Here To Stay
The pandemic may eventually go away, but it is likely that mask-wearing is here to stay, at least during the winter months. A lot of people are self-conscious about their smiles during the early stages of Invisalign. If you’re wearing a mask anyway, you don’t have to worry. You can simply go about your day as you always would, and when it is safe for you to remove your mask, the people around you will be wowed by your smile.
Call Us Today To Get Started
Not only is Invisalign more comfortable than traditional metal braces, it can help with a host of issues, including chequing discomfort, tooth decay from not being able to floss properly, jaw pain and speech difficulties. At Art Of Dentistry, we always recommend the options that are right for the patient.
Invisalign is one of our most frequently recommended interventions, because it is easy to get used to, and it has a very high success rate. And with our flexible payment plans, we can work with you to make it suit your budget. Call us today at 416-927-7677 to learn more.