Finding out you need braces to treat some form of tooth misalignment is never the news you want to hear – but the good news is that, today, there are many options for those needing to straighten out their teeth.
The newest and most innovative of these options is called “invisible braces,” and Invisalign is easily the best and most reputable company offering this kind of treatment.
But wondering if Invisalign is right for you? You definitely need to talk it over with your orthodontist before making a final decision, but as a preliminary step, consider these 5 key benefits of “invisible” braces over traditional methods.
Most People Won’t Even Know You Wear Braces!
One of the biggest reasons why so many patients find Invisalign attractive is that these clear acrylic “dental trays” aren’t really “braces” in the traditional sense at all. They work like braces functionally, safely realigning your teeth over a period of time, but they do not involve wires, brackets, and other “eyesores.”
In fact, Invisalign is nearly transparent so that most people won’t even notice you are wearing them unless you point it out to them.
Wearing braces doesn’t have to be a cause of embarrassment, nor need it prevent you from giving anything less than your natural smile!
Greater Comfort With Invisalign Than With Metal Braces
The next thing to know about invisible braces is that they are more comfortable to wear than traditional metal braces. Invisalign has no wires or brackets to hurt your tongue, gums, or cheek.
You don’t have to worry about mouth sores. And you can even wear this type of braces while exercising or engaging in sports activities. Each tray fits extremely snugly, and you get a new tray every couple weeks until treatment is complete.
So not only looks but comfort too is a major reason why so many today are choosing Invisalign over the other options.
Easier Oral Health Maintenance During Treatment
It can be difficult to clean around metal braces during treatment, and you certainly can’t clean under them until you see your dentist for a scheduled adjustment.
This often leads to food particles and plaque getting caught under the brackets and causing oral health problems, such as cavities. Risk of gum disease could also be increased, along with tooth sensitivity, halitosis (chronic bad breath), and tooth staining under the brackets.
But you can remove Invisalign trays each night to clean them. (You should still wear them while you sleep.) This makes oral health maintenance much simpler!
Lack of Dietary Restrictions With Invisalign
Who doesn’t like to eat and drink what they want while wearing braces? But you really can’t do that with traditional braces. With Invisalign removable trays you can!
You don’t have to wait a year or two to finally eat your favorite foods again. Now, that’s a pretty popular benefit!
Shorter Overall Treatment Time
The last point we’ll mention is that most people are finished with treatment in 12 to 18 months with Invisalign. It is common for metal braces to take twice that long.
Plus, you don’t have to see the orthodontist as often during treatment since you get your trays made at the beginning of the process. You just switch to the next tray as needed and see the dentist maybe once every 6 weeks.
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign braces and if they are right for you, contact Lecompte Orthodontics in Central Florida today!