The Benefits of Invisalign
Almost everyone wants a beautiful smile. Crooked teeth can really detract from the beauty of the smile, but even more important, they can also be more difficult to keep clean and free of decay. Inadequate cleaning can eventually lead to gum disease, so straightening teeth is important for both aesthetics and oral health!
The problem with straightening teeth is many people are turned off by traditional metal braces. It’s understandable, while traditional braces are effective; they are not very aesthetic and can often be uncomfortable or even painful for some. Invisalign braces are a clear alternative to metal braces that offer patients a number of other benefits. Here are some of the reasons our patients love Invisalign.
They are aesthetically pleasing
Let’s face it; metal braces are just not attractive. Adults having to pick food out of their braces at a business meeting would be awkward. Invisalign trays are clear and virtually unnoticeable. The clear aligner trays blend in with the dental arch and are much less distracting than other types of braces.
They are more comfortable
Invisalign clear aligner trays can be removed when needed. Metal braces are attached to the teeth and they remain in place until removed by a dentist. Invisalign trays can be removed for short periods to eat or clean the teeth. In addition, the BPA-free smooth plastic is more comfortable than metal brackets and wires.
Less risk of damage to teeth or gums
Traditional metal brackets and wires can scratch or cause sores inside the cheeks and on the gums. There is also the issue of tooth decay or demineralization of teeth due to difficult oral hygiene. Clear aligner trays can reduce the wear and tear on the mouth.
Shorter treatment time
Treatment with traditional metal braces can take 2 or 3 years. While Invisalign treatment duration varies by the individual, most patients achieve optimum results within about 18 months. The key is compliance. Patients who do not wear the aligner trays the recommended 23 hours a day will not see as dramatic results.
To learn more about a faster, convenient way to a straighter smile, call your North Hollywood dentist today for more information on Invisalign.
My brother has some really messed up teeth and he wants to get them fixed. Working with a professional would be really nice so that he can get all of the work done right. I’ll be sure to tell him that he can get optimum results within 18 months.
My daughter doesn’t want to get braces to align her teeth. I like how you mentioned that Invisalign trays can be removed for short periods. Thank you for this interesting information. I will make an appointment with a dentist to see if my daughter can get Invisalign.
I did not know that Invisalign clear aligner trays can be removed when needed. My sister told me that she would like to find a treatment that could help her align her teeth other than regular metal braces. I will share this article with her so that she can have a new option of how to get her teeth straightened.
Thanks for helping me learn more about Invisalign! My friend saw a couple of posters about these can help him maintain his teeth and he’s curious about how it could benefit him. I find it amazing to learn that an Invisalign is an invisible tray that people use to align their teeth into their normal shape! My friend’s teeth have been misaligned for a while now due to an accident, and I believe this could restore his smile. I’ll suggest that he visit his dentist soon.