The invention of Invisalign has really changed the game when it comes to orthodontics. Not only does it mean that patients looking to straighten their smile have more options than ever before, but this alternative also comes with a number of great benefits that truly set it apart from traditional braces. Here are five of the biggest benefits of Invisalign:
1. Nearly Invisalign Appearance
The name “Invisalign” hints at one of its main draws: It’s clear, discrete appearance. With braces, you have to deal with noticeable brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you get clear aligners that are molded to fit snugly around your teeth. That means that they’re barely noticeable so you don’t have to feel self conscious about your smile throughout your treatment.
Not only are the Invisalign aligners clear, but they’re also completely removable. Again, this is a major difference than with braces which are fixed onto your teeth. Since Invisalign aligners can be taken in and out, you don’t have to change your tooth brushing routine to keep your teeth clean, and you don’t have to adjust your diet since there aren’t any food restrictions to eat around.
3. Comfortable Feel
Invisalign aligners are made from smooth plastic, which is gentle on your teeth and gums. You can compare this to the brackets and wires of braces, which may be more likely to cause irritation with their sharp edges.
4. Visible Results During Treatment
The way that Invisalign works is that you’re given a series of aligners to wear one after another until your teeth are moved into their perfect positions. Since each of these aligners is specifically designed to shift your teeth a certain way, you can actually see your smile alignment changing with each new set. This visualization can help you stay motivated with your treatment.
5. Professional Supervision
By now, there are other companies popping up online claiming the same type of treatment and benefits as Invisalign but at a lower price point. The difference is, with Invisalign you get the benefit of a dental professional monitoring your treatment step by step to ensure its safety and effectiveness.
If you want to see whether Invisalign is right for you, the team at Edgewater Dental Arts invites you to our local dental practice for a personal consultation. During that appointment, we’ll discuss your smile goals and what Invisalign treatment might look like for you personally. To get going, call or email us today!