4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Metal Braces

Getting braces can be scary. There’s all that metal, and the pain, and the not-so-great shiny smile. But there’s no reason to avoid fixing your smile just because you’re afraid of braces.

You may be a candidate for Invisalign, an aligner that can be used instead of traditional metal braces to straighten your teeth.

Here’s a rundown of four significant benefits of Invisalign over traditional metal braces.

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1. It’s Comfortable

Braces are designed to move teeth into the proper place over time. They accomplish this with uncomfortable materials.

Invisalign, however, is different. It uses a material that is highly elastic to move teeth constantly. Unlike the materials used in traditional braces, Invisalign’s material places a greater amount of control on your teeth’s movement.

The result? You get a straight smile without the discomfort that typically accompanies traditional orthodontic treatment.

2. It Makes Oral Hygiene Simpler

If your teeth are misplaced or crooked, you already know that oral hygiene can be difficult.

If you add braces to the mix, complete with several wires and brackets, oral hygiene becomes even more complicated. Worse yet, poor oral hygiene can cause cavities, discoloring, and staining that you may discover only after your braces have been removed.

Invisalign, though, is removable. As a result, you can easily floss and brush as usual. And, unlike with regular braces, you won’t need special tools for removing food that becomes trapped between brackets. There’s also no need to use awkward angles for brushing the various areas of your mouth.

3. It Won’t Stop You from Eating Your Top Foods

One of the most significant disadvantages of traditional braces is that you have to give up corncobs, apples, and basically anything sticky during the length of your orthodontic treatment.

With Invisalign, you don’t have to deprive yourself of these delicious foods.

So, if you want to nibble on some movie popcorn during your next date night, that’s not a problem. Simply remove your aligners and place them in your protective case. Then, be sure to brush your pearly whites before putting the Invisalign aligners back in.

4. It Looks Better

This is perhaps the top reason patients opt for Invisalign over traditional metal braces.

Kids may not necessarily be bothered by the look of metal in their mouths. In fact, if they have friends who are wearing braces, they may be excited to go through the process with them.

Adults, on the other hand, generally don’t embrace the preteen vibe that comes with wearing traditional braces.

Fortunately, Invisalign’s aligners are so clear that other people likely won’t notice them whatsoever. This is a big deal, especially for adults who find themselves associating with other people all day—like those in customer service roles, in sales, or in boardrooms.

Put the Benefits of Invisalign to Work for You

Wish you had a better smile but want to avoid regular braces? Find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisaglin. We offer Invisalign and other dental services at our orthodontic offices in Brookfield, Racine, and Milwaukee.

Get in touch with us to find out more about the many benefits of Invisalign. In no time (12 months on average, to be specific), you’ll have a brand-new smile and a whole lot more self-esteem as a result.