4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces
Invisalign and other clear alignment treatments such as SureSmile clear aligners have exploded in popularity in recent years, and not just for adolescents. Today, more adults are opting to finally fix imperfections with their smiles, thanks to innovative alignment technology. As a viable, effective, and affordable alternative to wire and bracket braces, Invisalign’s popularity can be traced to 4 key benefits that make them an appealing choice.
1. Invisalign Is Aesthetically Subtle
Invisalign and other clear alignment treatments are barely noticeable. Patients who clean their trays as recommended enjoy nearly invisible orthodontic treatment. The trays are so discreet that they are rarely visible in photos. For patients who want to correct crooked, gapped, or slanted teeth but don’t want obvious orthodontic braces, Invisalign is an excellent option.
2. Smooth, Plastic Trays Offer Enhanced Comfort
Alignment trays are made of smooth BPA-free plastic. They are intentionally designed to be gentle on the soft tissues in the mouth, including the insides of the cheeks and lips. Because they are wireless, you also won’t run the risk of a broken wire, which can scrape or cut the insides of your cheeks or lips. The trays do fit snugly on the teeth, and patients should expect to feel a sensation of pressure as the teeth shift into alignment, but they are not abrasive to the delicate tissues of the mouth.
3. Clear Aligners Offer You Freedom to Eat What You Want
As a removable orthodontic treatment, Invisalign allows you total freedom to enjoy all of your favorite foods and beverages. Simply remove your trays and enjoy all the foods prohibited during treatment with braces (crusty bread, popcorn, pretzels, nuts, etc).
For special events, such as birthday parties, weddings, or holiday gatherings, where you may be drinking wine, soda, coffee, or other staining beverages, you can remove your Invisalign trays for up to two hours at a time and just enjoy yourself.
4. Invisalign May Support Better Oral Health
Invisalign allows patients to brush the entire surface of their teeth while undergoing treatment. Likewise, you can floss without obstructions or requiring specialized tools. This can help to prevent cavities and gum disease while receiving orthodontic treatment. Cosmetically, the fact that you can brush the entire surface of your teeth also helps prevent uneven staining around brackets, which can occur with traditional braces.
Book a Consultation for Clear Aligners in Albuquerque
If you’re ready to learn more about improving your smile with clear aligners, book an appointment with Brian K. Dennis, DDS. A highly experienced general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dennis is the only American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Accredited Dentist in Albuquerque. Send us a message or call 505-292-1051 to schedule your Invisalign consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Invisalign More Expensive Than Braces?
The cost of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners is comparable to traditional braces. It’s generally a bit more. Your total price will include all of your scans, your custom treatment plan, and all appointments during your treatment.
How Long Will Invisalign Take?
It depends on the severity or complexity of your conditions. Minor adjustments may take just a few months to correct. Problems with an overbite or underbite take longer to correct. Most people complete treatment in about a year, with nearly all patients completing treatment within 18 months.