Dentistry For Non-Professionals

The Benefits of Choosing Invisalign Braces

by Claude Sullivan

Invisalign braces are a great solution for adults who want to straighten their teeth without metal braces. These aligners are created with a series of clear, removable, and comfortable plastic trays that gradually move the teeth into perfect alignment. This article explores some of the reasons Invisalign braces are so popular.

They are less conspicuous than traditional braces 

Regular braces are big and bulky and can get in the way of a person's daily routine. Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional braces that don't have any wires or brackets on them. The aligners are made from a transparent material which makes them less conspicuous than braces.

They reduce the chance of experiencing other dental health issues

Straight teeth are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they can also help prevent other oral health problems such as tooth decay and gingivitis. The less a person has to brush around the brackets and wires of traditional braces, the less chance they have of developing these dental issues.

They don't cause pain like traditional braces can

One reason people avoid regular braces is that they are uncomfortable and can cause a lot of pain in sensitive areas. Invisalign eliminates this problem because there's no headgear or intrusive wires to irritate the patient's mouth.

They are made to fit

This type of aligner can be customized to give the best possible fit for each patient, without the need for many adjustments or adjustments that are unsightly. Your dentist will create three-dimensional digital impressions of the patient's teeth and then uses computer-aided design technology (CAD) to create custom aligners that are specific for the individual. Each set of aligners is designed to place pressure on different sets of teeth so they slowly shift position. This is the reason your Invisalign aligner may feel tight when you first put it in. However, as your teeth shift, this pressure should ease.

They avoid the need for further orthodontic treatment

It's much more expensive and inconvenient to keep regular braces on for the rest of a person's life. Invisalign braces are removable and can be worn as long as you continue to straighten your teeth with them. Once your treatment is complete, your dentist will provide you with a retainer which you should wear at night to stop your teeth from shifting out of position.

For more info, you should speak to your dentist today. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.