Advantages of Clear Aligners with Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Aligners vs Traditional Braces - Fairview TX Dentist

Invisalign is a popular option for straightening teeth and is made of a series of clear aligner trays that fit over the teeth. Made from a smooth and clear plastic, they become nearly invisible when worn. Invisalign gives people the opportunity to enhance their beautiful smile without dealing with metal and wires like braces.  Here are some benefits why current patients choose clear aligners by Invisalign.

Invisalign Looks Much Better

If you’re self-conscious of your teeth and do not want traditional metal braces, clear aligners are the answer.  They’re so close to what their name alludes to, invisible that you can wear them to work or in front of friends without anyone noticing!

Shorter Treatment Time

Treatment time for 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 Invisalign, your Fairview dentist can help teens and adults achieve your dream smile quickly while and correcting orthodontic issues such as…

Misaligned teeth
Overbites & Underbites
Gaps between teeth
Overcrowded teeth
Crooked tee

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, it 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, giving you the freedom to take out your trays for eating and makes it easy to clean. Compared to metal 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 find that once their treatment is done, they find that 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 the ability to remove your aligners, you can practice proper oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatments.

Invisalign is More Comfortable

Both traditional 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

For those who love to play sports they 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!

Your path to straighter teeth

If you’re looking for a quick and efficient way for orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may be the solution you’re looking for. To learn more about clear invisible aligners by Invisalign, or to set up an appointment, contact Sloan Creek Dental in Fairview today.