There are many benefits of having straight teeth. People with straighter teeth have less gum disease and less tooth decays. They enjoy better chewing and thus better digestion, more efficient brushing, and increased self-esteem.
The good news is metal braces is not the only option.
Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile.
Below are 5 Reasons why you might prefer Invisalign,
- Invisalign Helps to Avoid Teeth Extractions
Invisalign could often help avoid teeth extractions through either of two mechanics, Arch Expansion or Distalisations. Fixed braces could perform similar teeth movement, but Invisalign often could be more efficient at doing this.
- Saves Time
Invisalign treatment consists of thin, flexible, smooth, clear aligner trays. There are no brackets that break, no wires that poke out. Parents DO NOT need to stress about taking time off work to bring their kids for emergency appointments.
Invisalign treatment Begins with the End in mind, where every step is planned for.
Whereas fixed braces treatment needs to be nudged forward monthly to reach the final goal and to manage long, poky wires.
Therefore, Invisalign treatment often has longer intervals between appointments, ranging from 6 -10 weeks versus the monthly visits for fixed braces.
- Less Painful And Safer
Invisalign treatment works by applying constant light forces, pushing and pull teeth towards ideal positions. Tooth movement can also be controlled in such a way that one or groups of teeth can be ‘switched off’ or not moved whilst other teeth are moving. Whereas fixed braces often applied larger forces on a group of teeth, often unwanted forces or movements of teeth could occur.
Fixed braces often have sharp brackets, bands and wires poking out and rubbing cheeks and tongue. Whereas Invisalign trays are thin and smooth and would not scratch.
- Healthier Teeth and Gums
It is extremely difficult to brush and floss while having fixed braces. After 2-3years of fixed braces, it is common to have white spots or “scars” around where braces were if proper oral hygiene was not being maintained.
Oral hygiene care with Invisalign is simple. Remove clear aligners and brush/floss is the same as before.
- Happy Eating and Chewing
With fixed braces, you will need to watch what and how you eat as hard, crunchy food can knock out brackets and push wires out of position. This can be painful, and you will need to manage this with braces wax till you find time to make an extra trip to see the Orthodontist.
Invisalign gives you the freedom to truly enjoy your food without fear of breaking something. Eat what you want, when you want to. Just remove the Invisalign aligners.