6 Reasons to Choose Invisalign for Straight Teeth
Invisalign is an alternative teeth straightening method from traditional metal braces to straighten and adjust teeth. Known as the “clear aligner treatment”, Invisalign is a brand of orthodontic device, which adjusts and straightens teeth with the help of transparent, plastic form dental braces. With less embarrassment compared to traditional metal braces that are obvious to passersby, sometimes painfully fitted, and the source of trapped food particles, Invisalign has plenty of benefits:
1. Fixes multiple oral issues
Invisalign technology is constantly improving. Where these clear orthodontic devices once focused on straightening teeth only, today Invisalign is available to correct the following oral issues:
- Underbites: A class 3 malocclusion, or prognathism in which the lower teeth protrude outward surpassing the upper front teeth.
- Overbites: Ranging from slight to severe, an overbite results when the upper jaw overlaps the lower jaw by 2-millimeters or more.
- Crooked teeth: This occurs when teeth are too small causing crowding, overlapping, twisted teeth.
- Crossbites: Also known as an “open bite”, this occurs when the upper teeth sit inside vs. outside the lower teeth when the mouth is shut
- Gaps in teeth: Noticeable spaces between teeth, which can occur anywhere in the mouth, but most likely between the upper front teeth.
2. Virtual invisibility
Invisalign clear plastic aligners are pretty much invisible as opposed to traditional metal braces, which may be less conspicuous and less embarrassing to the wearer. Not only does this allow them to be worn with confidence; it also allows the wearer to actually see the day-to-day improvements and results over time.
3. Comfort and cleanliness
Invisalign wearers report comfort and cleanliness as top benefits. For instance, the plastic aligners can be removed easily for brushing, flossing, and eating so they don’t trap food particles within. This also means you won’t have to forgo many of your favorite foods, such as candy, nuts, apples, corn on the cob, and popcorn while you wear them. With Invisalign, simply remove the trays when you eat and clean your teeth, clean the aligners separately and put them back over your teeth. This ability to remove the aligners prevents odor and bacteria buildup, plaque, and any discoloration that often occurs with traditional metal braces.
4. No pain
As opposed to traditional metal braces which are outfitted with tight brackets, Invisalign aligners offer a repose from cuts caused by bracket wires, mouth sores, and discomfort from too tight metal braces.
5. Fewer dental office visits
With regular metal braces, patients are required to visit their dentist or hygienist for frequent cleanings, checkups and adjustments. With Invisalign, you may notice a bit of tightness or discomfort as your mouth adjusts to wear, however, there is little pain once your mouth adjusts to daily wear.
6. Quick, permanent results
While every patient differs, on average time spent in traditional metal braces ranges from 18 months to 3 years. Compare that to Invisalign which has been known to transform smiles in as little as 6 to 10-weeks for mild adjustments to 9-months for more severe issues.
Crooked, overlapping, twisted, or teeth with gaps can cause a multitude of health issues (i.e., migraines, tooth decay, halitosis, gum disease, and more), not to mention the embarrassment of an unsightly smile. Invisalign clear aligners can help improve both oral, physical, and mental health. To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners, please talk to your doctor or dentist today, or take a quiz online to determine if invisalign can correct your dental issues.