Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a clear aligner that can straighten misaligned teeth without the use of metal braces. They cover the surface of your teeth and slowly pull them in place over time.
Invisalign are transparent and removable, making them less apparent than conventional metal braces. Here are some of the top benefits of opting for Invisalign:
Invisalign are virtually unnoticeable. As they are completely transparent, they don’t have any impact on your smile or face. Invisalign are an especially useful option for teenagers or young adults who are conscious about their appearance and want to live without the brackets and wires that come with regular braces.
Easy to Clean
Conventional braces can be difficult to maintain. Whether you are enjoying a meal at home or eating out, keeping metal braces clean can be a hassle. Invisalign are removable, allowing you to enjoy meals freely. In order to clean them, simply take them out, brush them with toothpaste, and rinse with warm water.
Invisalign clear aligners are made of smooth and flexible plastic, making them considerably more comfortable than conventional braces. Moreover, there are no sharp edges or protrusions that can hurt your mouth. Invisalign are customized to perfectly fit your teeth and mouth.
Fewer Dentist Visits
Metal braces require frequent visits to the dentist to get the rubber bands or wires tightened. On the other hand, when beginning an Invisalign treatment, you typically receive aligner trays for several phases. You can simply move on to the next tray without repeated visits to your dental clinic.
As Invisalign are removable, they offer an increased level of safety. If you are athletic, then you can simply remove your Invisalign before playing sports. This prevents scrapes which other fixed dental treatments may cause.
Easy to Eat
With metal braces and other orthodontic treatments, you often have to restrict the kind of food you eat. With Invisalign, none of your favorite food items are off limits. You can remove Invisalign to conveniently consume hard, crunchy, chewy, and sticky edibles.
Good Dental Health
Straight teeth are good for your gums and general oral hygiene . Getting rid of crowding by aligning the teeth in their position makes it easier to care for them. Better dental health eventually leads to good overall health.
Increasingly Covered by Insurance
When Invisalign was a relatively recent orthodontic treatment, dental insurance plans generally did not cover them. While some plans still do not take clear aligners into account, many plans have begun to include the cost of all or part of the treatment.
As Effective As Metal Braces
Invisalign is not just made from ordinary plastic, but from SmartTack material to ensure more controlled and predictable tooth movements. With advancements in dentistry, Invisalign is just as efficient as conventional braces.
Low Possibility of Dental Emergencies
With regular metal braces, you may end up facing some orthodontic emergencies. It is possible to minimize the risks by avoiding certain foods, but you may find a broken bracket or two at some point. On the contrary, Invisalign are sturdy and not easily breakable.
Invisalign are comfortable orthodontic appliances that are easy to care for. If you are conscious about your smile and are looking for a convenient way to get your teeth straightened, give us a call to schedule an appointment today (503) 297-1471.