Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners Over Traditional Braces

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Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment option for straightening teeth and is made of a series of clear aligner trays that fit over the teeth. Made from smooth and clear plastic, they become nearly invisible when worn. Orthodontic treatment like Invisalign gives people the opportunity to enhance their beautiful smiles without dealing with metal and wires like regular braces.  

The benefits of Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign is a breakthrough in the orthodontic industry. Our treatment allows you to adjust your teeth gradually and move them into their proper places without anyone noticing. There are several advantages to choosing this treatment option method that will provide the results of straight teeth you’re seeking.

Invisalign Looks Much Better

If you’re self-conscious of your teeth and do not want traditional metal braces, Invisalign with its “invisible aligner” is the answer to straight teeth. The Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth, nearly invisible plastic. This means that you can wear them to work or in front of your friends, and no one will be able to see it!

Shorter Treatment Time

The duration of treatment for Invisalign aligners is significantly shorter as it takes approximately one to a year and a half to complete. Whereas traditional braces it takes two to five years. With an Invisalign treatment, your Fairview dentist can help teens and adults achieve their dream smile quickly while correcting orthodontic issues such as…

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overbites & Underbites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Crooked teeth

Feel better about yourself

You have lots of reasons to smile after wearing our Invisalign aligners. They’re easy to take care of, comfortable to wear, and even help keep your teeth and gums healthy. But let’s be honest, some of the best reasons are the compliments you’ll get.  In some patients, we start to see their teeth shift into position in as little as 6 weeks.  Not only does this do wonders for their smile, but it also boosts their self confidence in a way that’s irreplaceable.

They're removeable

A significant benefit of the Invisalign system is that it’s removable. Removable aligners allow you the freedom to take out your trays for eating and make it easy to clean. Compared to conventional braces that are cemented in place, food particles can get stuck, allowing bacteria to grow and lead to tooth decay. With the sleek, low-profile design of Invisalign, your teeth are free from brackets or wires, so there’s nothing for food or grime to get stuck in. And you can enjoy your favorite foods!

Better Oral Care

The main drawback for those who use traditional braces is that once their treatment is done, their straight smile is thwarted by the look of stained teeth where the brackets once were positioned. Even worse, they have cavities, or your gums appear red or dark due to the metal brackets preventing proper oral care such as brushing and flossing. With the ability to remove your aligners, you can practice proper oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatments.

Invisalign is More Comfortable

Both conventional braces and Invisalign aligners can cause some level of discomfort—your teeth are shifting, after all. But Invisalign exerts less pressure than traditional braces due to the subtle changes happening each week as you switch out your clear aligners every 1 to 2 weeks. In addition to feeling comfortable while you wear them, you can enjoy your normal daily activities without worrying about your braces.

Fewer sport restrictions

Those who love to play sports typically avoid metal braces due to the dangerous risk of significant damage if someone were to take a ball or elbow to the mouth. With Invisalign, there is no sharp metal, and you can always remove your aligners so you can play worry-free. Now that’s a winning smile!

FAQ about Invisalign

What happens if I stop my Invisalign treatment early?

If you decide to cut short your dental treatment early or end during the middle of your treatment, it is possible for some minor tooth movement and in severe cases, some tooth movement can happen and spaces can form between the teeth. Before ending treatment, it is best to speak to your dentist first to ensure that your bite is good and there are no spaces or other issues before ending treatment.

How much does Invisalign cost

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces that many patients choose for their smile makeovers. A typical Invisalign treatment costs between $3,000 and $7,000. Depending on your dental insurance policy, your dental plan may cover a portion or all of the orthodontic treatment.

Do I have to really wear my clear aligners for majority of the daY?

Invisalign trays, when worn as instructed, gently nudge teeth into better alignment over time. The changes are slow and steady, so your teeth gradually move into their new positions. This treatment is most effective when the aligner trays are worn for 20-22 hours each day. Aligners are only in physical contact with teeth when in the mouth, so it’s important to wear them during all waking hours for best results.

Straighter Teeth Prevents Other Dental Issues

Crooked teeth can cause a host of other dental issues. Improperly aligned or abnormal bites can lead to serious sleeping problems such as sleep apnea or cause jaw aches and speech difficulties. Widely spaced or crowded teeth can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss in severe cases. Straightening your teeth will prevent the onset of further dental problems and improve your dental health.

Your path to straighter teeth

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If you’re looking for a quick and efficient way for orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may be the orthodontic option you’re looking for. Treating your teeth early and effectively can help prevent the development of periodontal disease (gum disease). Keeping up with regular cleanings can help improve your overall oral health. To learn more about clear invisible aligners by Invisalign or set up an appointment, contact Sloan Creek Dental in Fairview today for straighter, stronger, more beautiful teeth.