Straightening teeth has been an age old problem. Traditional braces have been unsightly, uncomfortable and inconvenient, but necessary for those who have misaligned teeth. Thanks to advancements in dental technology for those with minor misalignments,Invisalign aligners straighten teeth without the disadvantages of traditional braces. There are many advantages with the Invisalign system. Here are just five for you to consider.
Ease of Use
Traditional braces require a lot of upkeep, unlike Invisalign aligners. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth and gently move the teeth into the desired position. They are changed out every two weeks or so as prescribed by your dentist. Traditional braces call for tightening wires to help the teeth move into the correct position. Each set of aligners are custom made to fit and apply the forces necessary to move the teeth through bone.
Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly
Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic. This transparency means that they are barely seen when being worn. Traditional braces use metal brackets, bands and wires which can seem aesthetically unappealing. Everyone knows your teeth are being straightened whereas Invisalign aligners move teeth almost invisibly.
Oral Hygiene Is Simple
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is simple with Invisalign aligners. Traditional braces can be susceptible to plaque buildup around the brackets and in hard to reach areas. Keeping the braces and your teeth clean takes special effort. With the Invisalign system, good oral hygiene is a matter of taking off your aligners and taking care of your teeth. You can brush and floss your teeth as usual. No special equipment is required. After you brush and floss, put the aligners back in and you are ready to go.
Invisalign Aligners are Comfortable
Traditional braces can cause discomfort. Even speaking can be uncomfortable due to the wires and metal in your mouth. The Invisalign aligners are very thin so speech patterns are not impaired. There are no wires or brackets to irritate soft tissues. The aligners also act as mouthguards for those who suffer from nocturnal teeth grinding.
With no wires and brackets to adjust your visits to the dentists take less time. Every couple of weeks you come in to get the new aligners. You also won’t need to worry about emergency dental visits. Traditional braces can cause problems. Wires can break, brackets can come loose and mouth sores can require treatment. Without adjustments and emergencies, the Invisalign system frees up more time.
The Invisalign clear aligner system has many advantages over traditional braces. When only minor misalignment is the issue, this method of straightening teeth may be the smart option. Your teeth become straightened easily and practically invisibly. You don’t have to worry about any dietary restrictions. You can eat whatever you choose, whenever you choose. With Invisalign aligners the only issue you may have is remembering to put them back in your mouth after eating.
If you have misaligned teeth that need straightening give us a call at Pearl Dentistry. Make an appointment for an exam and consultation. We have the answers to your questions about Invisalign aligners.