Many people who have misaligned teeth, a lot of space between their teeth, and/or overcrowded teeth, seek to correct these issues by straightening their teeth. While many people think of traditional braces as their first or only option, Invisalign® is a modern alternative people should consider.
Invisalign® uses the principle of applying pressure to push your teeth to the desired location, just like braces do. In addition to that, there are more benefits that will make you choose Invisalign® over braces, including;
One of the biggest disadvantages and inconveniences of having traditional braces is that everybody can see them, which sometimes could lower your self-esteem and confidence. However, with Invisalign®, you do not have to worry about other people knowing that you have dental problems.
They are transparent, which makes them easily blend in with the natural color of your teeth, which makes it hard for anybody to notice. That way, you do not have to be afraid about smiling or talking in public.
2. Easier to clean your teeth
Many people with braces sometimes complain of bad breath because there are times that food particles get stuck in areas that are hard for them to clean, especially between the wires and brackets.
The buildup of those food particles and plaque on your teeth could eventually lead to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. However, you can say goodbye to that problem when you choose to use Invisalign®.
You can take off your Invisalign®, enabling you to floss and brush your teeth as usual. It is also easy to clean the Invisalign®. This not only reduces the chances of developing plaque and gum disease, but also ensures you have fresh breath all day long.
3. No restricted diet
To avoid damaging the brackets and wires of traditional braces, orthodontists advise their patients to stay away from certain foods and avoid some eating habits. For example, many orthodontists advise against biting into hard fruit, eating corn on the cob, and chewing gum, just to name a few.
However, with Invisalign®, you can eat whatever you want and however you want. You can take off the Invisalign® whenever you want to eat. That allows you not only to eat what you want but also do it comfortably.
4. More comfortable
It may take you a few days to get comfortable with Invisalign® in your mouth, but when you do, it will feel like you have nothing on. Having sharp edges on braces and wires that are not properly trimmed in traditional braces can be uncomfortable or downright painful.
That is because they may hurt or scrape off the soft tissue in your mouth and prick your cheeks. However, since you put Invisalign® over your teeth and they fit perfectly, you do not have to worry about the well-being of your mouth’s soft skin.
Braces are also very tight since the orthodontist tightens them during every appointment. That could cause a lot of pressure on your teeth, which leads to discomfort. Invisalign®, on the other hand, does not require any tightening from your orthodontist.
Instead, you receive a different set of Invisalign® every time you visit your orthodontist. Those new sets are made to accommodate the space that the first set moves your teeth, and they apply less pressure to your teeth than braces.
Invisalign® is also made of plastic, which is gentler on your gums.
5. No discoloration
With braces, there is a small chance of having your teeth discolored in the areas the braces sat. While that only happens if you ate a lot of staining and sugary foods, you can do away with that completely by having Invisalign®.
6. Fewer athletic restrictions
Just like food, braces can restrict one’s lifestyle. One example is sports. High contact sports like soccer and football run the risk that players suffer a blow or trauma to the mouth. With braces, the damage can be even greater than the hit on its own. With Invisalign®, however, you can participate in any game of your choice with less fear of damaging your mouth.
Do your research
Before getting Invisalign®, we encourage you to do your research so that you can get the best Invisalign® provider near you. An Invisalign® provider like Southern Dental Associates is here to ensure you get your perfect smile comfortably. We also conduct a dental examination on you to determine if there are any dental problems that you need to get fixed first before getting your Invisalign®.
When you’re ready to get started on your journey to a beautiful smile, contact us or schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you!