What Are the Advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that work to correct most of the dental imperfections that were once treated using metal braces.
One of the biggest issues with metal braces is that people often feel embarrassed wearing them. This can be particularly problematic with teens who are dealing with more than enough “peer pressure” issues as it is. Rather than have your teens spend their high school years close-mouthed, you might consider Invisalign, which usually takes about a year and is barely noticeable.
Invisalign braces also differ from metal braces in that you can remove them for cleaning. Metal braces are fixed in the mouth until the end of treatment, but the Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating and for oral hygiene purposes.
With Invisalign, too, you never have to worry about metal parts breaking off and gouging your mouth. Invisalign has no wires, no brackets and no sharp edges, so you will never have to be concerned about experiencing discomfort if something breaks.
Invisalign also works faster. When you are fitted with metal braces, you can expect to need to wear them for at least a couple of years, or, in the worst case scenario, five years.
When it comes to the time involved, too, with Invisalign, you will spend considerably less time in the dentist chair. This is because you get all your aligners made at once, and then all you have to do is change them at home, on your own, on a schedule that you and your dentist will agree upon. You will, of course, still have to come in from time to time just to make sure that the treatment is progressing effectively, but you can forget about frequent tightening and all the discomfort that they entail.
Severe bite defects may still require the use of metal braces, but chances are that Invisalign will do the job just as effectively.
If you have crooked teeth or a bad bite, and Invisalign sounds good to you, get in touch with us at Platte Valley Dental Care in Platte City, Missouri. Call 816-858-2027 to arrange a consultation. There is a very good chance that you can get the level of correction you need without having to resort to uncomfortable, unsightly metal braces.