Dr. Shim is a certified Invisalign provider, so when you choose Corner Dentistry for your Invisalign treatment, you can rest assured you’re getting durable, FDA-approved aligner trays that are backed by a certified dentist. Other non-certified providers, or DIY aligner tray companies like Smile Direct Co., often use a cheaper plastic that can wear out quicker. By choosing Corner Dentistry, you’ll be getting the best and most durable aligners on the market.
Daily Life With Braces and Invisalign
A frequent question we get at Corner Dentistry about these two options is if one will affect daily life more than another. With both courses of treatment, you’ll experience the same discomfort that comes along with moving your teeth and jaw. This is typically at it’s most severe right after braces are initially adhered to the teeth and after each adjustment or new aligner tray is inserted. The discomfort with both can be lessened with over the count pain relievers, like Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Day to day life will largely be the same for both braces and Invisalign patients, with the biggest difference being in food restrictions. With braces, you should avoid hard, crunchy foods that pose a risk of popping of braces. We recommend avoiding foods like nuts, pretzels, and foods you have to bite into like apples and carrots. Since Invisalign aligners are removed when eating food, those patients don’t have have to worry about food restrictions.
Braces Consultation in Phoenix
If you’re interested in seeing if braces are right for you, or what options would be a good fit for your smile, we’d be happy to set up a consultation to review your options. Dr. Shim will review your specific case, your end goals, and create a customized orthodontic treatment plan. With over a decade of experience, we’ll ensure the comfort and oral health of our patients before, during, and after their braces treatment.