Invisalign is the most preferred orthodontic dental treatment that helps straighten the teeth. There are an array of advantages that Invisalign offers over traditional braces.
Invisalign is convenient
Invisalign treatment is designed to be convenient. This means that your aligners are removable and can be taken out for eating, cleaning your teeth, and on special occasions. This also means that you can brush and floss your teeth normally. This will keep your teeth healthy and improve your overall oral health.
Invisalign is less painful
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is more comfortable because the aligners are made from smooth plastic, not sharp metal. The smooth plastic will not irritate or scratch your cheeks or gums.
Invisalign is more comfortable
Metal brackets and wires can also affect a patient’s speech. Unfortunately, most patients don’t grow accustomed to the speech issues caused by braces. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic, and they are designed to gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. It does not affect the patient’s speech.
Invisalign is more attractive
Invisalign aligners are clear and made of smooth plastic, so most people won’t even know you’re wearing them. No one will even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Traditional braces are more noticeable because they consist of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign patients can smile with confidence because they won’t have to worry about wearing unsightly metal braces.
Invisalign treatment takes less time than traditional braces
Invisalign treatment is often faster than traditional braces. However, the total amount of time required depends upon your unique orthodontic needs.
Treatment typically requires wearing Invisalign for about 22 hours a day. Traditional braces can take one to two years, and some patients need more time than that.
Invisalign is more affordable
Invisalign is more affordable because the aligners are removable. With traditional braces, patients must visit the dentist’s office every few weeks for wire tightening, which is an additional cost. Invisalign aligners are changed every two weeks and patients only visit their dentist once every four to six weeks.