Benefits Of Having Invisalign Instead Of Traditional Braces
Posted on 27th September 2018 at 13:57
Many of us feel disgruntled and embarrassed due to our crooked and misaligned teeth. This also has an adverse effect on our self-esteem and makes us conscious of smiling in public. You’re determined to get yourself a perfectly straight set of teeth but aren’t particularly comfortable using metal braces since you don’t enjoy the feel of metal brackets and wires inside your mouth. Fear not. With Invisalign, you can now get your teeth straightened without having to use the clumsy and positively horrendous looking metal braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a near invisible, unobtrusive set of hard plastic aligners that fit snugly onto your teeth. They perform the same function as metal braces without giving you an uncomfortable feeling inside your mouth. Invisalign is best suited for individuals who have an aversion to metal braces and want a comfortable and inconspicuous set of aligners.
Benefits: Invisalign versus traditional braces
Comfort: Invisalign braces fit snugly onto your teeth. They are made of hard plastic and do away with metal brackets and wires which tend to cause speech impairment and irritability in the mouth for some individuals. Invisalign braces are more comfortable than conventional, traditional braces.
More attractive: Invisalign braces, being made of a clear plastic material, are near invisible. When you smile wearing Invisalign, you don’t have to feel self-conscious in exposing a bunch of metal brackets and wires. This increases your confidence while enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Removable: Unlike metal braces, Invisalign braces are removable; you can remove them while eating, brushing and flossing. This allows for improved oral hygiene since food particles don’t remain stuck around the metal brackets as happens with traditional braces. Improved oral hygiene also reduces the possibility of developing gum disease in the long term.
Low maintenance: Over time, Invisalign aligners will show traces of wear but with regular care, you can extend their life. Being removable, they are easy to clean and you can clean them using a toothbrush, a little bleach and water. Cleaning them for about a minute every alternate day will keep them looking like new.
While Invisalign aligners offer many benefits over traditional braces, your dentist will be able to recommend if Invisalign braces are a good option for you based on a detailed examination of your teeth structure and any other underlying dental conditions. If you live in Preston and want to know more about these stylish and near-invisible aligners, get in touch with our experienced team of dentists today!
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