One of the first things people notice about you is your smile, which is why many people become self-conscious of their crooked or misaligned teeth.
Despite wanting straight teeth, plenty of people are hesitant to choose whether they want Invisalign or traditional braces.
In recent years, Invisalign has gained wide popularity, offering the same results as traditional braces without having to deal with any metal brackets being attached to your teeth and wires being painfully tightened.
With Invisalign, you’ll get sets of custom-made aligners made of smooth plastic that are worn over the teeth. You simply put in a new set of aligners every two weeks and before you know it you’ll have beautifully aligned and healthy teeth.
Unsure whether braces or Invisalign are better for you? Keep reading below to find out all the benefits of Invisalign that make them the better choice.
The most notable difference between Invisalign and conventional braces is their appearance.
Since Invisalign trays are made from a clear plastic material, they’re virtually undetectable, whereas braces are made of metal and can look bulky.
Although some children like picking out different coloured bands for their braces, most adults and children prefer the discreet look of Invisalign.
No Uncomfortable Wire Tightening
If you know anyone who has braces, you’ve likely heard them complain about how painful wire tightening is.
Before Invisalign was an option, individuals who wanted to have straight teeth had to get their wires tightened every 1-2 months. With traditional braces, this is still the method used to move teeth.
The metal brackets placed on each tooth are connected by a wire, which is tightened depending on how the dentist wants the teeth to move. Because of all the pressure placed on the teeth, the jaw bone will be sore for a day or two after the tightening.
Invisalign treatments are regarded as a more comfortable option since the trays fit snugly over your teeth and lightly nudges them into place. Any pressure that occurs is evenly distributed to all the teeth, making the pain nearly undetectable.
Continue Eating Your Favourite Foods
Regular metal braces have some dietary restrictions, as some hard foods can break the metal brackets.
Sticky and sugary foods are also not recommended since they can get stuck between the appliance and become a hassle to get out. Some of the most common foods to avoid while having braces are popcorn, gum, caramel, and corn on the cob.
If you choose Invisalign to straighten your teeth, there are no dietary restrictions. This appliance is removable, allowing you to enjoy any food you want. Make sure to brush your teeth after eating to avoid staining your clear aligners.
Maintain Good Oral Health
Caring for your teeth and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine when you have braces is much more difficult than when you have Invisalign aligners.
With braces, food can get stuck in hard-to-reach places and the brackets and wires make it challenging to floss your teeth. All the extra effort needed makes people neglect taking care of their teeth, resulting in undesirable consequences.
Since the Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth like you normally would. Be sure to regularly clean the aligners to keep them clear and avoid bacteria buildup.
Price and Length of Treatment
When comparing the two approaches to straightening and correcting teeth, the factor of price comes into play.
The price for both traditional braces and Invisalign will vary depending on how long the treatment will take and how the teeth looked like before.
For traditional braces, the cost will range from $3,000-$8,000. On the other hand, the cost of Invisalign will depend on how many trays of aligners are needed, averaging anywhere between $3,500-$8,000.
Although Invisalign can’t be used for excessive movement treatments, it can be used for mild to moderate cases of alignment. This modern approach to correcting teeth generally takes less time than conventional braces do, with most treatments requiring only 1-1.5 years to be completed.
Get Your Gorgeous Smile With Warmstone Dentistry
Wish you could straighten your teeth without having bulky and unattractive braces?
As the name suggests, Invisalign is a set of invisible aligners that will move your teeth into place to give you the perfect smile. Regain your confidence in your smile without having to feel self-conscious about any wires or metal brackets in your mouth.
Our expert orthodontists at Warmstone Dentistry strive to give our patients the best possible results while creating a comfortable and friendly environment at our clinic.
Reach out to us today to learn more about Invisalign treatments and how you can get started on your journey to achieving a perfect smile.