For many years, there was no alternative to traditional wire-and-bracket braces. Thankfully, that era is long behind us, and clear teeth aligners are the new wave. They come with many added benefits that you will want to know about before committing to traditional braces. Invisible aligners are rapidly gaining popularity and will eventually leave traditional braces in the dust.
Invisalign treatments are a series of clear aligning trays that slowly move your teeth together. Each tray moves your teeth a little, and all you have to do is wear it all day for about two weeks, then move on to the next tray. Essentially, each tray “tightens” your teeth a little more, just like traditional braces. The key difference, though, is that all you have to do is switch out a clear plastic tray instead of having your orthodontist physically tighten your braces with a new wire.
Here are just some of the reasons you want Invisalign instead of braces:
Unless you prefer a brace-face look, then Invisalign undoubtedly takes the cake as far as appearance goes. In fact, most people won’t even notice that you are wearing Invisalign trays, even from a short distance!
Comfort is a huge factor when deciding between traditional braces and Invisalign. The Invisalign trays are leaps and bounds more comfortable than traditional wires and brackets. There is nothing to scrape against the insides of your cheeks, and no sharp metal brackets to cut you.
The fact that you can remove Invisalign trays whenever you eat makes oral hygiene much easier. Also, you don’t have to worry about flossing in between each and every bracket. Traditional braces are very hard to clean, leaving many people with bad breath and a higher risk of cavities. With Invisalign, all you have to do is remove the tray, clean your teeth normally, and put the tray back in your mouth!