Despite, or perhaps because of, advances in treatment technology, braces remain the most popular treatment by far – and there’s good reason for that. Braces offer a dependable, reliable, and cost-effective solution to almost any orthodontic problem, and they’ve become almost a rite of passage for adolescents. However, while braces may provide a reliable solution, they’re no longer the only option in town. An exciting alternative form of treatment called Invisalign does away with metal brackets and wires altogether, instead using a set of clear, removable plastic trays, called aligners, to straighten teeth. For this blog, we wanted to cover some of the benefits of Invisalign.
Invisalign is almost invisible when worn, so there’s no need for anyone to know you’re straightening your teeth. Whether you’ve got a high school prom, an important presentation at work, or even a first date coming up, you won’t have to worry about having clunky metal braces!
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
With regular braces, you’ll have to give up sticky or hard foods – but with Invisalign, you remove your aligners to eat. This means you can still enjoy all the foods you love!
While modern braces are more comfortable than ever, they still have hard metal edges and points that can irritate the soft tissues in the mouth. Invisalign aligners are smooth and fit directly onto the dental arch, so they’re much more comfortable to wear.
Protection from Grinding
Because aligners cover the chewing surface of teeth, they act as built in night guards – so they’ll give an added layer of protection against nightly grinding and clenching.
Easy Oral Hygiene
You’ll remove your aligners to brush and floss, so there’s no need to worry about floss threaders or brushing around braces. This means maintaining oral hygiene – something critical to your treatment – is a breeze!