The Advantages of Invisalign
- Posted on: Feb 1 2019
The Invisalign system is an alternative to braces that many people have taken advantage of over the years. There are a number of advantages to using Invisalign over other methods of straightening misaligned teeth. If you’re in need of orthodontic care for your crooked teeth, here are some reasons why Invisalign may be the right choice for you.
They’re (Almost) Invisible
As their name suggests, the Invisalign series of aligners are almost invisible. They’re made out of a clear material that most people won’t even notice. Many young patients prefer this over the traditional metal braces because it makes them less self-conscious. Older patients may also feel embarrassed and want to avoid unnecessary questions about why they’re wearing braces at their age.
Another issue people have with traditional braces is that they can be very uncomfortable to wear. The metal can hurt your gums and your mouth, especially in the beginning. The Invisalign aligners are actually created from a mold of your teeth, so they fit very comfortably. If something doesn’t feel right, you can simply take the aligner out and fit it back in your mouth. Being able to remove the aligners for short periods also helps adjust to wearing them, improving your overall comfort level.
There Are No Food Restrictions
Traditional braces come with a number of food restrictions. You don’t want to get food caught in your braces, plus some foods such as apples can actually pull the metal wires out of place. With Invisalign, that’s not an issue because you actually take the aligner out of your mouth while eating. This means you can eat anything you want without worrying about damaging the aligner or walking around with something stuck in your braces.
There Are No Special Care Instructions
While using Invisalign, you brush and floss regularly because you take the aligners out to do so. You don’t have to worry about damaging anything. With traditional braces, you do have to make sure you get all of the food particles out from them and that you don’t damage them while brushing. Some patients even brush too little because they’re worried about damaging their braces, which leads to tooth decay and other issues. Are you interested in Invisalign? If so, contact Laurence A. Langer, DDS, today to schedule a consultation.
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