The advantage of clear aligners over traditional braces that require brackets are many. Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons patients requiring teeth straightening are choosing aligners over brackets.
Clear Aligners are More Comfortable
Far more comfortable than traditional metal braces, Invisalign works through a series of clear plastic aligners that, over time, correctly position your teeth. These aligners are shaped from the computer-generated images that your dentist takes.
The Invisalign system moves your teeth into a straighter position gradually over time, with new custom-created aligner trays changed (between four to five days) each week at home. Each time you place a new aligner in your mouth, your teeth will be a bit straighter, as every subsequent tray is shaped to move and straighten teeth gradually into position over time until they match up with an aligner. It’s a gentle pressure and push, rather than the pull of traditional braces, because instead of the fixed metal wires of traditional braces which pull teeth into a new position, Invisalign uses the system’s clear aligner molds.
You also won’t experience the cuts, scrapes, and pokes that are common with traditional brackets.
And, Invisalign® removable aligners offer a fit that allows you to continue your regular daily life without disruption. They’re removable two to three hours every day, while eating and cleaning your teeth, unlike metal braces, which must be worn 24/7 even if uncomfortable.
Clear Aligners are More Discreet
Invisalign® clear aligners are almost invisible. Because they are created from clear plastic, it can be difficult to tell that you’re even undergoing a process for transforming your smile. A good rule of thumb - anyone from two feet away or more will not notice it. So it is a perfect type of treatment for individuals who work in people-facing jobs.
Eat What You Want
Because clear aligners are removable for two to three hours daily, you can eat whatever you want, rather than avoiding certain foods that could get stuck in metal braces or be impossible to eat while wearing brackets, such as apples, carrots, and popcorn.
Practice Routine Dental Health Easily
Unlike traditional braces which can make flossing and brushing a challenge, you can simply remove Invisalign and brush and floss normally. And of course, be sure to schedule your regular, six-month dental check-up and cleaning as well.
Be sure to clean your aligner trays themselves with a soft toothbrush whenever you brush your teeth, as well.
Invisalign Can Treat a Variety of Dental Issues Quickly
Invisalign treatment can work more quickly than other forms of teeth straightening, with orthodontic treatment often successfully completed sooner than treatment using traditional braces. Patients often see results as early as four months.
And, Invisalign® can effectively treat a full range of orthodontic issues, such as cross bites, crowding, open bites, gapped teeth, under and overbites, and show proven results rapidly.
Everyone can wear them: kids, teens, and adults. Just be sure you can wear them as directed 20-22 hours daily.
Ready to Learn More about the Advantages of Clear Aligners Over Brackets?
If you’re ready to find out more information about Invisalign teeth straightening treatment, or to schedule a consultation, just reach out to us, today. We’re here to help get you the smile you or your child has always wanted!