Categories
Become Invisible Braces

How Will Invisible Braces Impact My Lifestyle? – Part 2

In the previous article, we explained how invisible braces won’t disrupt your look, stop you from eating what you like and from doing what you love to do. But we didn’t say that the treatment doesn’t have any demands at all. Here are some aspects of your life that will be affected by wearing invisible braces:

1. You’ll develop better eating habits

While we mentioned there’s no restrictions on eating your favourite food no matter how sticky or crunchy they are, ideally you still need to wear your invisible braces for 22 hours per day. Plus, you must remove it before eating, brush afterwards and put it back on. 

Hence when you feel the urge to reach for candy bars or junk food to snack on between meals, you’ll be more likely to think twice and eventually change your mind about it when you remember that you’re wearing invisible braces. In the end, you will fit your meals and snack breaks into the two-hour window to optimise your treatment effectiveness. Gradually, you will ditch the unnecessary calories and feel peckish less often.

2. You’ll clean your teeth more often

Invisible braces treatment means you’ll be carrying a toothbrush everywhere you go. This is to prevent tooth decay and prevent discolouration of your invisible braces. Foods may contain sugars and or acids, and if invisible braces are placed back on the teeth immediately after eating it is possible that harmful compounds may be trapped against the tooth surfaces by the braces.

While saliva keeps the bacteria under control naturally, invisible braces block any saliva that would normally rinse teeth, so it’s highly important to brush teeth thoroughly every time you take your invisible braces out to eat or drink.

3. You’ll drink more water

Just like with metal braces, you can drink whatever you want with invisible braces but only when you’re not wearing them. It’s extremely important to take your invisible braces out to drink anything aside from plain water. Drinking coffee, tea or juice will cause the plastic to stain – this defeats the purpose of having virtually invisible treatment! So in the end you’ll stick to drinking only water outside of mealtimes. 

Drinking water will wash away some of the sugar, acid and plaque. It also stimulates saliva, which is important for neutralising plaque acids and keeping teeth healthy. Having a dry mouth can cause discomfort in wearing invisible braces, so you would want to increase your water intake!

4. You’ll develop a ‘14-day cycle’

You will be looking at calendars more often and counting the days until your next braces switch, which is every 14 days. When you start wearing each new set of invisible braces, you may feel a little extra pressure or discomfort for the first few days. This is totally normal as the pressure is needed to gradually move your teeth to desired positions. Setting an automated reminder for your braces switch would be very helpful.

5. You’ll have an addition to your bedtime routine

Don’t fret, this might sound more tedious than it actually is. Every night before you hit the sack, in addition to brushing your teeth you will also need to clean your invisible braces. Just brush them gently with your toothbrush, and rinse them to keep them fresh and clean. Pop it back into your mouth and you can call it a night!

Despite these changes, become invisible braces do not come in the way of your routine and instead blend in with your lifestyle requirements. Another plus point is that you won’t have to return to a becomeStudio™ just to preview your result simulation or to collect your invisible braces every two weeks. If you take good care of your teeth, you only need to visit the dentist once during your become Journey

If you are still wondering about how become invisible braces treatment works, you can contact us via social media or email us at hello@become.com.ph.

Categories
Become Invisible Braces Lifestyle & Inspiration

Most-read articles in 2020 on The become Journal

Thanks to the global pandemic and lockdown, we have spent half the year staying home to avoid spreading and getting infected by the novel coronavirus. With nothing much to do at home (at least for some of us), it’s only natural that we turned to the Internet for our source of entertainment and information. 

Out of all the articles we’ve created, published and shared this year, these five articles are the ones that people keep coming back to. Take a look in case you missed out!

1. Barter Communities in The Philippines

2020 has been a tough year for all of us, but those who earn income on a daily basis such as farmers and market vendors are the ones mostly affected by it. Due to this, barter trading found its way back into modern Filipino houses with the help of modern technology. Read these heartwarming stories of the barter communities in the Philippines and who knows you might get inspired to start something in your local community.

2. Why DIY Teeth Straightening and Fake Braces are Bad Ideas

A growing trend in the teeth straightening space is do-it-yourself (DIY) methods – be it closing gaps by installing the wires by yourself around the lower incisors or by buying ready-made plastic braces. Achtung! Moving your teeth without dental professionals designing your treatment can have serious consequences. Read on to learn why we say it’s a bad idea.

3. Trending Christmas Gifts 2020

Whether you’re looking for a nice gift for your boss or a cheeky present for your brother, the process can be daunting. It comes as no surprise that this article made it to the list, despite being published very close to Christmas day itself. The Christmas season has passed, but you can still benefit from this article for ideas for birthday gifts or other special occasions!

4. The Different Types of Crooked Teeth

There are different types of teeth misalignment and they are not all mutually exclusive. Toothy gaps and crowded teeth are all we’re familiar with. Here is our guide to the types of teeth misalignment – from overjet to crossbite – so you can identify which one describes your teeth.

5. What Happens at a Scan Session
You have submitted your assessment form, now you are waiting excitedly for your scan session but what happens there? Is there anything I need to know or bring? Would it be painful, or do I need to take a chill pill? In this article we explain what happens at a becomeStudio™ scan session. So that’s it, our five most read articles in 2020. If you are looking for more information on teeth straightening and invisible braces, visit our website and see what promotions are available! 
Categories
Become Invisible Braces Teeth Alignment

11 Reasons Why You Should Choose Become

The invisible braces industry is ever-growing and at this point in time of writing there are almost 10 different companies all over the world. Just like when we are purchasing a smartphone or computer, we need to know the best reasons for each decision.  For this year’s 11.11 sale we will give you not one but eleven reasons why you should choose become. 

11 reasons (not in any order):

Transparent

Since become invisible braces are made of clear plastic, it doesn’t require you to have metal in your mouth. Overall it looks more attractive and best of all, people won’t even know you are undergoing teeth straightening. Due to this, most adults usually prefer invisible braces for their smile transformation.

Affordable

On average, invisible braces prescribed at the dental clinic cost RM15,000. We think that price is too high and you would probably agree too. That is why become’s mission is to break down the barriers of teeth straightening and make it affordable for anyone who wants a straighter smile.  

become invisble braces box with dental chewies, retainers, brochure and retainer case.

Removable 

Become invisible braces can be removed when you are eating, brushing and flossing. It makes it easy to clean both the aligners and your teeth. This allows you to have good oral hygiene as food does not get stuck in your aligners as it does in metal braces.

Safe

become invisible braces are made from a durable, breakthrough medical grade plastic to bring you comfortable, yet high-performing invisible braces that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Our invisible braces are completely free of harmful BPA, phthalates and parabens.

Convenient

As metal braces require you to go to the same clinic for monthly appointments, which means you are limited to one clinic. With become, you can visit any of our partner dentists in different locations once and there will be no hassle of monthly dentist visits. . 

become invisible braces labelled step by step.

Comfortable

Since become invisible braces have no wires or brackets, it is physically more comfortable to wear. As it is lightweight and smooth, the invisible braces are hardly felt and there are no sharp edges.

No ulcers

If you had metal braces before, you’d know that ulcers pretty much happen every other month. And we mean the painful ones. The best thing about become invisible braces is that you can be worry free of getting cuts or ulcers during your teeth straightening period since there are no wires and brackets. 

No extraction

Depending on the severity of the crowding, extraction may or may not be necessary. But, for the most cases, other options for space creations include interdental reduction (IPR) that become recommends on a case-by-case basis.

No monthly appointments 

Aside from the time and energy consumption every month to make monthly visits to the dentist, become saves you the money on paying for monthly appointments. become sends you the completed set of braces where all you have to do is switch to the next step every two weeks. 

No limit on eating food 

If you had friends with metal braces, you’d remember hearing them say “I can’t chew gum, eat certain vegetables because it’ll get so tangled up, or certain meat that requires more force to tear and chew.” With become invisible braces you can take them off before every meal and proceed to enjoy your favourite meal. 

Free shipping

Once you have seen your new smile preview and you are excited to begin your smile transformation, become helps you get started with no additional costs by providing free shipping as soon as your aligners are finished with production. No hidden costs and no surprise stress. 

Do you need more reasons to consider getting your smile transformation done with become? Head on to our website and Instagram account to see some before/after photos!