Invisalign has been the preferred way for teens and adults to straighten teeth since its debut in 1997. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible to the naked eye. Best of all, they’re incredibly comfortable and can be removed every time you brush, floss, eat, or drink.
If you lead a busy lifestyle and are in search of a way to achieve the smile of your dreams, Invisalign is certainly worth considering. In about 12 months or less, Invisalign aligners can restore your confidence and ensure you love the way your teeth look and feel.
Believe it or not, celebrities wear Invisalign aligners while they’re in and out of the spotlight. Invisalign allows them to improve their smiles without the metal, discomfort, or embarrassment of traditional metal braces.
Some people have wondered whether LeBron James, the famous basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers wears Invisalign while he shoots hoops. They believe they saw the aligners in his mouth on television. Here’s the truth: Invisalign aligners are specifically designed to straighten your teeth. They will not protect them from injury while you play a sport.
So LeBorn James does not wear Invisalign while he’s on the court. What he may wear, however, is a customized mouth guard that protects his teeth. If you play a sport like basketball, know that you’ll either wear Invisalign or a mouthguard, but not both at the same time.
You can take out your aligners while you’re playing and replace them with a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums for injury. With a custom-fitted, high-quality mouthguard, you can reduce your risk of a knocked out tooth and other common injuries.
If you have further questions about Invisalign or mouthguards, don’t hesitate to contact our Richmond, VA orthodontics office today at 804-884-9906. We look forward to hearing from you!