Misaligned or crooked teeth aren’t just an aesthetic problem. They can also make it tough to keep teeth clean, increasing your risk for periodontal disease, which could result in gum damage, bone damage, and tooth loss. In the past, orthodontists relied on braces for proper tooth alignment, but braces come with many drawbacks, including the fact that most people just don’t love wearing them. Today, Invisalign is a cutting-edge option that offers a number of benefits when you need to straighten or realign teeth.
Benefit #1 – Improved Overall Oral Health and Hygiene
Since it’s so easy to remove the Invisalign aligners, it’s much easier to keep up with routine oral hygiene. Simply take out the aligners and it’s easy to brush and floss your teeth without a problem. You can also clean the aligners by brushing and rinsing or using Invisalign cleaner. Braces are often difficult to keep clean and they trap food, and Invisalign makes it easier to keep teeth clean, reducing oral bacteria that may result in bad breath, mouth sores, cavities, and tooth loss.
Benefit #2 – No Need to Worry About Dietary Restrictions
When it’s time to enjoy a meal, you can easily remove Invisalign aligners, making it easier to enjoy foods like popcorn and raw veggies, foods that are problematic if you go with braces. You can enjoy all your favorite foods as long as you clean your teeth well before placing the aligners back in so bacteria and food aren’t trapped against teeth.
Benefit #3 – Improved Appearance When Compared to Metal Braces
The Invisalign aligners are clear, so they have a much better appearance when compared to metal braces. Metal braces are very noticeable, which can leave you feeling self-conscious, and since food can easily get caught in metal braces without you realizing it, it can leave you worried about smiling. The clear Invisalign aligners really don’t let anyone else know that you’re even wearing them, so you can be confident about your appearance.
Benefit #4 – Improved Flexibility
Invisalign aligners need to be worn a minimum of 22 hours per day, but they can be removed, which gives you extra flexibility. If you happen to play sports and need to wear a mouth guard, you can simply take out the aligners while you’re playing. You can easily take them out for important photos too. Invisalign fits into your lifestyle instead of you working your lifestyle around them.
Benefit #5 – A Comfortable Way to Move Teeth
When you have metal braces, your braces have to stay in place until a professional removes them. However, Invisalign aligners are removable. If you need to take them out for a short period of time, such as for drinking or eating, it’s easy to do so.
Benefit #6 – Reduced Duration of Treatment
In some cases, treatment with metal braces can take up to five years. Invisalign offers you a reduced duration of treatment. In many cases, Invisalign treatment only takes 12-18 months to complete, and you still end up with the straight, attractive teeth that you want.
Benefit #7 – Better Overall Safety
One reason that many people don’t want metal braces is because of the wires and bit of metal that protrude. The metal can scratch or even puncture the gums, lips, and the insides of the mouth, which can be quite painful. Invisalign is smooth and leaves you with a comfortable way to change your smile. You don’t have to worry about metal hurting your mouth, since they have no protruding bits or sharp edges to worry about. Conventional metal braces may also affect decaying teeth and demineralization, since they use quite a bit of force to straighten your teeth. With Invisalign, these problems don’t exist, reducing the damage of traditional braces, including the potential of gum disease and cavities.
Since Invisalign treatment is completely computerized, it means you will know what to expect from your treatment at the very beginning. You’ll even know how long you’ll need to wear these aligners. Overall, you will enjoy many distinct advantages when you decide to go with Invisalign to straighten your teeth. This option is faster, more comfortable, and easy to fit into your lifestyle. If you want a straight, beautiful smile, schedule a consultation with Bonham Dental Arts today to discover if Invisalign is a good option for you.