Popular alternatives to conventional metal braces include Invisalign. It helps people who are looking to straighten their teeth. It is a series of clear, custom-made aligners. The trays shift teeth into their proper position. Invisalign and traditional braces help straighten teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for either treatment.
Invisalign is an ideal option for people with mild to moderate teeth misalignment. It is also best for people with mild bite issues, such as overbite or underbite. But severe teeth misalignment or bite issues may not be ideal for Invisalign. In those cases, traditional braces may be a better option.
Additionally, candidates for Invisalign must have a good level of oral hygiene. They should be dedicated to wearing the braces for at least 20 to 22 hours each day. They should also maintain good oral hygiene. Invisalign candidates must also be willing to have regular check-ins with the orthodontist. Doing so will help track progress.
There are numerous benefits of Invisalign over conventional braces. Here are five of the most significant.
One of the primary advantages of Invisalign is that they are invisible. Traditional braces are visible and can make one very self-conscious.
Invisalign aligners are clear plastic that blends in with your teeth. This makes them impossible to notice. They can be appealing to adults who are self-conscious about their appearance. They help give you the confidence to speak in front of people. You do not have to worry about smiling when talking to strangers.
Another advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. This is unlike traditional braces, which are attached to your teeth and can only be removed by an orthodontist. You can remove Invisalign aligners before eating, brushing, and flossing.
You do not have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces or avoiding certain foods that might damage the braces. It also makes oral hygiene less strenuous to maintain.
Treatment with Invisalign typically lasts 12 to 18 months. The stated period is about half the time of traditional braces. Invisalign aligners apply constant, gentle pressure to the teeth, allowing for more rapid tooth movement. Additionally, the aligners are replaced every two weeks, so the treatment process is more efficient.
Invisalign aligners are generally more comfortable than traditional braces. They are smooth plastic, so they are less likely to cause irritation or pain in the mouth than conventional braces. Traditional braces can often cause sore spots and ulcers on the inside of the cheeks and lips. Additionally, the aligners have no sharp or poked wire. It eliminates the usual discomfort of traditional braces.
Invisalign treatment is often less expensive than traditional braces. It is shorter than conventional braces, which can also lead to cost savings. Also, it does not need many visits for wire tightening, making it more cost-effective in the long run. Many dental insurance plans will cover orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.
For more about choosing Invisalign over traditional braces, visit Woodbury Family Dentistry at our office in Orlando, Florida. Call (407) 502-5300 to book an appointment today.