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Three Reasons to Choose Invisalign Instead of Braces

For years, traditional metal braces were the only option available if you wanted to straighten your teeth. Although they were (and continue to be) very effective, the treatment had many drawbacks. Fortunately, Invisalign then came onto the scene to offer an equally effective method for achieving a straighter smile.

What is Invisalign?

You may have heard of Invisalign but are still unclear on what it is or how it works. The treatment consists of a set of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth. Each aligner is slightly different, and you wear them in a specific order to gradually shift your teeth to their new position. Invisalign can effectively treat conditions such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and gapped teeth.

Why choose it?

Here are three reasons to choose Invisalign.

  • They are inconspicuous.
    Invisalign aligners are made out of a proprietary material called SmartTrack®, which is virtually invisible. You can wear the aligners and go through your daily activities without worrying that anyone you come into contact with will get distracted by the treatment.
  • They are more comfortable than metal braces.
    Braces must be routinely tightened as part of the treatment. Each time this is done, you will be in discomfort for some time afterward. The braces themselves can also be uncomfortable and cumbersome. Additionally, the wires of the braces can poke the inside of your cheeks. Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth. Though there might be slight discomfort when you first switch to a new aligner, it’s much less than from metal braces. Besides that, the aligners are removable, which allows you to take them out for a break if you need to.
  • They are easier to maintain.
    Braces, with their wires and brackets, require careful maintenance to keep clean. You have to be careful of what you eat and how you brush and floss your teeth. With Invisalign, however, you can simply take the aligner off to brush and floss your teeth as usual and rinse off the aligner to clean it.

If you are thinking about getting your teeth straightened and are considering Invisalign, make an appointment with your dentist for a consultation.

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