Invisalign® is an exciting product that can, in most cases, eliminate the need for unsightly metal braces. They’re clear braces that can be used to correct a number of issues, including overbite, underbite, open bite and crossbite. The benefits of Invisalign are significant, so if you’re considering orthodontic correction, you really should talk to your dentist about the possibility of foregoing that mouth full of metal.
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign over metal braces is that they look better. In fact, they’re almost invisible, and unless someone is practically in your face, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll even know you’re wearing braces. In addition to the obvious aesthetic advantages, Invisalign clear braces are also considerably more comfortable than metal braces. If you know someone who has worn metal braces, you have probably heard the horror stories about the dental pain caused by the regular tightenings, and the irritation of having brackets and wires rubbing against their tongue and the insides of their cheeks. And, of course, there’s the list of foods that you’re not permitted to eat while wearing metal braces – it includes pretty much everything you like.
With Invisalign, there’s no discomfort, because you don’t have to have those horrible tightenings every few weeks. When one Invisalign aligner has done its work, it’s replaced with another. You may go through 20, or even 30, different aligners during the course of your treatment. This means that the tightening happens so gradually you’ll never even notice. And as to those foods that you’re not allowed? With Invisalign, you can eat whatever you want, because the braces can be removed. This is also a huge advantage when it comes to your oral hygiene – metal braces can’t be removed, and that means that food particles can get in, around and underneath them. When you finish your treatment, the front areas of your teeth are probably in the early stages of decay. Invisalign is considerably gentler on your oral health.
Another advantage is that checkups are faster with Invisalign, because you don’t need to have the clear braces tightened. You also won’t need checkups as often, because you’ll get all your aligners when your treatment begins, and just move from one to the next on a schedule that you can follow at home. The only reason you’ll need to see your dentist from time to time is to check on the progress of your treatment.
See if Invisalign is the right choice for you. Make an appointment to speak to one of our dentists at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta. Call our office at 678-624-0370 today! Learn more about Invisalign by reading our blog.