It is pretty much a given that teeth that are misaligned are not pleasing, and that they are difficult to clean. It is also essentially a given that misaligned teeth should be corrected using braces. And, to take it a step further, braces look awful.
So, what can be done? The usual treatment for correcting misaligned teeth is braces, but that does not always mean the need for metal braces. Often, the alternative can be Invisalign clear braces. They have several advantages.
First, Invisalign braces look better. Why? Because they are clear. Unless someone is standing very close to you, they will not even know that you are wearing braces.
Second, Invisalign clear braces are much more comfortable than metal braces. This is because they are not cemented in place – they are removable, so you can take them off to eat or clean your teeth.
With Invisalign you do not have to worry about uncomfortable tightening – you get all your aligners at the beginning of your treatment, and then you simply change them on a schedule that you and your dentist agree upon.
Metal braces can never be removed. With Invisalign, however, if you feel the need to take the braces off from time to time, you can. Of course, it is recommended that you leave them on as much as possible, but unlike metal braces, if you do get to the point where you say, “I just can’t take this any longer,” you simply take the braces out.
You will also never have to worry about wires coming off and cutting into your mouth with Invisalign, because there are no wires.
The best part about Invisalign®? It can be 50% faster than traditional braces and only requires a quick scan of your mouth. No impressions are needed to create your trays.
Invisalign generally has a lot of advantages over metal braces. It is considerably more comfortable, and less likely to cause decay under the braces since you take them off for eating and cleaning.