Do you have mild to moderate bite or gap issues? If so, you can straighten your teeth with Invisalign®. It’s one of the only orthodontic treatments that doesn’t require visible wiring. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider Invisalign:
Aesthetically Pleasing. Perhaps the most apparent reason why Invisalign is popular is that they offer a more aesthetically pleasing option to fix crooked teeth. As you know, traditional braces are highly visible, which can result in some awkward or embarrassing moments. Since Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners, they become a more suitable choice for many teens and adults who find it difficult to go out with brackets and wires showing when they smile.
Comfortable.Invisalign braces are made of patented thermoplastic material. It’s specially designed for the sole intent of helping your teeth shift appropriately. These soft, transparent plastic trays are comfortable. Traditional braces can snag soft tissues in your mouth, causing tears to your cheeks and lips, which can be painful. The way this brace system straightens your teeth is also more uncomfortable. Traditional metal braces work by applying significant pressure to your misaligned teeth to move them into place. On the other hand, Invisalign will require you to use a series of plastic aligners that will steadily shift your teeth into the proper position. It involves less pressure than wire braces.
No Food Restrictions.Traditional braces will require you to make adjustments to your eating habits. Chewing hard or sticky foods and other items can damage the wires. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about harming the trays. You can remove the clear aligners if you need to eat your hard-to-chew favorites. There’s no reason for you to fear that you may damage the apparatus or get stuff stick to them.
Easy to Clean and Maintain.As the name suggests, wire braces are wired into your teeth. This means that they can’t be removed and have to be carefully cleaned around. The difficulty can potentially result in inadequate cleaning of your teeth, leading to poor dental hygiene. Brushing your traditional metal braces is usually not enough to clean them off thoroughly. With Invisalign, you get to enjoy a built-in cleaning system. You can also just remove the trays, brush them, and rinse in lukewarm water.
Fast Results.Like any procedure, results generally vary depending on every patient’s needs. Most of the time, though, Invisalign treatment is shorter than traditional braces. It’s common for patients to wear their metal braces 24/7. Most of these people will have to wear them for about two years on average. If you choose Invisalign, you will only be required to wear your plastic aligners at least 22 hours a day. Usually, the treatment also only lasts 6-18 months.
You deserve a smile that you can show off. Are you interested in getting Invisalign? Schedule your initial consultation with our experts in Above & Beyond Dental. Call our office in Bedford, Texas, at (817) 571-1667 to book an appointment.