Going to College with Invisalign
For most college students, the idea of completing orthodontic treatment while they’re busy studying and having fun during the initial stage of their adult life isn’t the most appealing. But it’s quite possible to enjoy your college experience with very little disruption with the Invisalign Clear Aligner System. Here’s why going to college with Invisalign from Milnor Orthodontics is ideal.
Going off to college is often seen as a way to make a fresh start, which means making the best first impression on new people you meet. Well, when you choose Invisalign, you’ll be able to smile proudly when you introduce yourself to your new friends (once we don’t need to wear masks anymore, that is). Because the aligners are made from clear, soft plastic, the treatment is almost invisible.
Many new students are a bit caught off-guard with just how busy college life can get. Not having to worry about stocking up on soft foods or taking extra time to clean around brackets and wires will be a big relief. Instead of having to pay close attention to what you eat, you’ll mainly need to make sure you’re removing your aligners for meals and brushing afterward.
Many people find Invisalign to be more comfortable than traditional braces, which will just make you feel better overall as you get used to college life.
With conventional braces, your orthodontist will need to physically adjust your wires and elastics during visits to maintain your treatment progress. But with Invisalign from Milnor Orthodontics, you can complete treatment with fewer visits with the Dental Monitoring system. This clever app lets you take photos of the inside of your mouth and send them to your orthodontist. Then, your orthodontist can let you know if your teeth are moving enough for you to switch to your next set of trays.
Just keep in mind that you will still need to make a few visits to your orthodontist for essential x-rays and in-person checkups. They’ll just need to happen less often with Dental Monitoring. This will be especially helpful for students who don’t go to school close to their orthodontist’s office.
In addition to being clear, comfortable, and convenient, Invisalign is also a relatively fast orthodontic treatment option. Since the trays are custom-made for your teeth, they adjust your bite more efficiently, resulting in a shorter treatment time.
While treatment with braces often takes two years or longer to complete, Invisalign is usually done in less than two years. This means if you start college with Invisalign, you’ll have your brand new smile well before the start of your junior year.
Just keep in mind that you’ll have to take good care of your aligners and your teeth to complete your treatment on schedule. Invisalign trays also need to be worn at least 22 hours per day to move your teeth and stay on schedule. And of course, take care to make it to your appointments on time to avoid delaying your treatment.
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign for college students, contact Milnor Orthodontics today to schedule your free consultation.
At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit milnororthodontics.com to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.