Benefits of Invisalign® over traditional braces.
Find out what Invisalign might be able to offer your crooked smile.
While getting braces certainly may feel like a rite of passage for many children, we can’t say many teens or adults feel the same way. If only there was a simple way to straighten teeth without needing to sport a mouth full of metal! Well actually, there is! It is one of our gentle dentistry services. From the office of Plymouth, MN dentists–Dr. Corey Jensen, Dr. Brett Moore and Dr. Ali Mohebbi–find out the advantages to choosing Invisalign to straighten your smile.
5 Top Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
1. A Nearly Invisible Appearance
Having to wear metal on your teeth can feel anything but attractive, especially when you need to conduct a presentation to a room full of coworkers and clients. Fortunately, Invisalign’s clear aligners make it possible to wear your braces throughout the day without other people noticing. It will look like you don’t even have braces on and it’s certainly a more appealing look than having metal braces.
2. Convenience of Invisalign
When you get traditional braces some major things have to change. For one, you will have to eliminate quite a few foods from your diet. By and large, you’ll need to stay away from crunchy, hard or sticky foods, which can break off brackets and tug at wires.
You’ll even need to be more diligent when it comes to brushing and flossing your smile. You will need to spend more time to remove food and plaque trapped on brackets and wires. You’ll probably need to use threader floss to get in between teeth to clean them. This can be frustrating for the metal braces wearer.
Fortunately, Invisalign won’t affect your lifestyle. Since the aligners are removable, all you have to do is take them off before you eat anything or before brushing and flossing. There is no need to change your diet or amend your oral care routine (unless, of course, it could use a little more dedication and thoroughness).
How to remove Invisalign clear braces for daily cleaning:
- To remove your clear aligners, start on one side of your mouth.
- Use a fingertip on the inside of one back molar to gradually release the aligner from your molars.
- Continue moving around the arch releasing as you go.
- Now you can easily remove your aligner.
Keys would be not to attempt to remove by pulling from the anterior region or trying to release both sides in the back at the same time.
3. Invisalign is a Safer Option
In our experience at Smile Design Dentistry, Invisalign® Clear Braces treatment is safer to use. Aligner therapy potentially can reduce damage to a patient’s teeth and gums. You can gain the smile you want while reducing some of the risks associated with traditional braces.
Conventional braces are typically made from a metal alloy, plastic or a ceramic. When brackets are bonded to the teeth they leave sharp edges which can be uncomfortable to the patient and lead to ulcerations to the lips, tongue and inside of the cheeks. Clear aligners are smooth and comfortable and rarely create these problems for patients – or any immediate dental concernsygiene can be maintained as normal.
Another advantage of Invisalign over traditional is the consistent and more gentle force. One potential negative result of traditional braces is root shortening. At this point in time that does not seem to be a risk with aligner therapy or dental infection.
Although there are always risks involved with any orthodontic tooth movement it appears as though risks have been reduced with aligner therapy.
4. Comfort of Invisalign
It’s not hard to imagine that wearing metal on your teeth can cause irritation to cheeks, gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. While applying an orthodontic wax can help ease some of the irritation, why put up with that at all when you can get Invisalign in Plymouth, MN?
Invisalign aligners are made of a flexible, thin comfortable plastic that is custom-made to fit over your teeth. Yes, it will be a bit snug since it will need to be capable of shifting teeth around, but these aligners will certainly be more comfortable and cause less irritation than traditional braces.
4. The Teeth Straightening Process Is Prone to Fewer Surprises
Your dentist has the ability to offer you fewer unwanted surprises along the way of helping you gain straight teeth and your desired smile design outcome.
You Invisalign® treatment plan is fully computerized. Therefore, it is possible to see in advance the desired outcome of the treatment and get a more clear ideal of the how length of time your treatment might take. Another major advantage is that Invisalign treatment very often is faster than traditional orthodontics.
Overall, Invisalign® allows many advantages over conventional metal braces. The beauty is that most doctors today do not charge any more for Invisalign than traditional orthodontics. Request a dental consultation to gain a close cost estimate for your unique needs and smile design with Invisalign.
Why not gain a beautiful smile much faster? Anyone considering Invisalign® can schedule a consultation with one of our smile design dentists to determine if he or she is a good candidate to wear them.
5. Invisalign Treatment lets You Gain Better Oral Health Faster
Crooked teeth aren’t just aesthetically unpleasant and reduce your sense of looking great; they additionally contribute to your overall health. The faster that you reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, the better.
As the American Dental Association reports, straightening crooked teeth provides an important impact on overall dental health. By correcting orthodontic concerns, you can put an end to annoying issues such as bad breath (halitosis), gingivitis (gum inflammation), tooth sensitivity, and problems with chipping of teeth. Even though Invisalign cannot be used to correct all malocclusions it is an option in most cases.
Smile Design Dentistry in Plymouth, MN is ready to help you figure out which orthodontic treatment is right for you. You can get a straight smile and a beautiful smile designed, no matter your age and we are here to make that possible.