Teeth Straightening and Weight Loss?
Since its introduction to dentistry in the 1990s, Invisalign has developed into a popular treatment, especially among image-conscious adults and teenagers. And while Invisalign has many known benefits, it appears that it can also encourage a healthier lifestyle.
Invisalign in West Malling comes in different types and can be used to straighten a patient’s teeth and improve their bite. However, this innovative treatment, which is available in selected dental practices including One Smile Oral Care, can also help patients shed excess weight.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth straightening method that helps patients achieve a better smile without the use of brackets and wires. Invisalign in West Malling comes in a series of plastic, removable aligners, which are customised for every patient with the help of 3D technology. Invisalign aligners are almost transparent, very durable, quite comfortable and can be removed for eating and drinking. Invisalign in West Malling is ideal for older teenagers and adults who have had all of their permanent teeth and can only treat minor to moderate alignment issues and bite problems.
An Invisalign diet?
If anything, the idea of an Invisalign diet is an odd one, since Invisalign aligners are removable and patients can eat and drink anything they like. However, the entire idea stems from the fact that Invisalign aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours every day. During this period, patients are only allowed to drink water. This makes them plan their meals throughout the day, so that the aligners are out for only a specific period of time at specific intervals.
Meals arranged at regular intervals can help keep the metabolism going throughout the day. More importantly, snacking is limited. These are the main reasons why some Invisalign patients have been tracking a change in their body weight ever since the beginning of their treatment.
Last but not least, while not necessarily related to a diet, Invisalign can also improve a patient’s overall oral hygiene. This is because dentists suggest brushing every time they finish eating in order to keep their teeth and aligners in the best condition possible.