Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular among teens and adults. It offers several noteworthy advantages to traditional braces, including:
The popularity of the Invisalign treatment has grown recently, with many teenagers and adults, preferring it to the traditional alternative.
● Shorter Timeframe: The timeframes of the Invisalign treatments may vary depending on the severity of the dental condition being addressed as well as whether the wearer is consistent about 20-22 hour wear periods. However, the overall treatment length with Invisalign is approximately 12 months, while traditional braces typically take 18 to 24 months to accomplish the same ends.
● Comfort Level: Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners slide on and fit easily on your teeth, and will not irritate the cheeks or gums.
● Aesthetics: Composed from virtually invisible SmartTrak material, the aligners are very discreet, reducing the level of self-consciousness that many feel knowing they are wearing highly detectable metal braces. In fact, as your teeth move, your smile visible improves right before your eyes.
● Predictability: During the planning stages of the Invisalign treatment, the entire procedure is mapped out via a computer model. This gives patients the ability to preview the gradual progression and eventual results of their teeth, aiding in their decision of whether to pursue the Invisalign treatment.
● Improved Health: Since straight teeth are easier to take care of, the Invisalign treatment allows you to practice better oral hygiene and improve your dental health.
● No Dietary Limitations: With traditional braces, there are certain dietary considerations, such as sticky and crunchy snacks, as these can damage the wires or be very hard to clean off the metal brackets. But Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning that you can eat as you please since they will be removed anytime food is consumed.
You can get even more from Invisalign if it is combined with or followed by a tooth whitening procedure, cosmetic bonding, or tooth-colored fillings.