The Invisalign Advantage
Traditional metal braces are an effective way to fix a crooked smile. But they also have some drawbacks when compared to Invisalign, the clear plastic aligners that gradually shift your smile to the perfect position.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible, so you won’t have to feel self-conscious about the way you look. Food will never get stuck to your Invisalign trays because you take them out when it’s time to eat. This makes it much easier to practice effective dental hygiene.
Plus, there are no wires that need tightening with Invisalign. That means a lot fewer office visits for our Invisalign patients.
Reasons to Choose Invisalign
When you meet with Dr. Smith, he’ll go over your treatment options. This is a great time to ask about Invisalign, which offers the following advantages:
1. An Alternative to Traditional Metal Braces
Many patients find traditional metal braces to be bulky and unattractive. This is largely because they’re made from hard, sharp metal. Invisalign, on the other hand, is made from a patented smooth, clear material called SmartTrack that your friends probably won’t even notice.
2. It Won’t Restrict Your Lifestyle
The metal wires and brackets of traditional braces can make it difficult to play sports and they can even get in the way of playing some musical instruments. With Invisalign, you just remove your aligners for the duration of your activity and then reinsert them when done.
3. Improved Oral Hygiene
With traditional braces, it can be hard to keep your teeth clean. Metal wires and brackets make it more difficult to properly brush and floss, which increases your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. With Invisalign, you just remove your aligners to brush and floss, making it easy to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
4. Enhanced Self-Confidence
Patients with crooked and misaligned teeth often feel self-conscious. While traditional braces will correct these issues, the noticeable metal wires and brackets can hamper your self-confidence. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without most people even noticing the treatment in place.
5. No Restrictions on What You Can Eat
When it comes to eating with traditional braces, you have to give up foods that are sticky or chewy, as they can get stuck to your braces. With Invisalign, you simply remove your trays before enjoying your meals. This means you’ll be free to enjoy your favorite foods without having to worry about your treatment getting in the way.