Straightening crooked teeth is a great way to improve your oral health and give you a smile that you’ll feel confident in showing off. If you are considering orthodontics to straighten you teeth, here are a few reasons why you might want to consider choose Invisalign over traditional braces.
Easier to clean
When you are wearing braces, it can sometimes be more difficult to clean your teeth since food can get stuck in hard-to-reach places. But Invisalign aligners can be easily popped out and cleaned. Your teeth will also be easier to brush and clean without having to worry about cleaning between wires and brackets.
With Invisalign, you can brush and floss as you normally would which can help ensure better long-term oral health.
No food restrictions
Patients with traditional braces are instructed to avoid certain foods and not to chew gum since some foods can easily get stuck and end up damaging the brackets or wires of their braces.
But since patients can take Invisalign aligners out when they eat, they do not have to deal with any of these food restrictions. With Invisalign, you can eat what you like.
Any orthodontic device – including Invisalign aligners – is going to take some time to get used to. That being said though, Invisalign is typically much more comfortable for a couple of reasons.
- No sharp edges that and irritate the inner cheeks and gums.
- No tightening – instead of visits to the orthodontist to have your braces tightened, you will simply be given new sets of aligners as the position of your teeth change.
One of the biggest reasons why people choose Invisalign over traditional braces is the fact that they are almost invisible. Many people find traditional braces to be unattractive and they feel self-conscious wearing them.
Invisalign offers a way to correct imperfections in your smile without bringing attention to the fact that you are having orthodontic work done.
Sometimes patients wonder whether Invisalign aligners will be as effective as traditional braces. And the answer is that for most cases – yes! Not only that, but you’ll notice the changes in your smile much more quickly – with each new aligner tray!
Fewer dental appointments
With traditional braces, it will require multiple trips to the orthodontist to have the wires tightened. But with Invisalign, you’ll be given several sets of aligners that you can change on your own. While you will still need routine dental appointments to check on your progress with Invisalign, it won’t be as often as it would be with traditional braces.
In some cases, patients with traditional braces may experience slight discoloration in the places where their brackets were. While this is rare and typically only happens if the patient eats a lot of sugar or stain causing foods, it can still be avoiding by choosing Invisalign instead.
Interested in Invisalign? Contact Dental Square today
Are you interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign? If so contact us for an appointment today.