5 Benefits of Invisalign
Posted on May 17, 2023
Although we’re born with 20 teeth that perfectly fit the small jaw we get as infants, it’s estimated that 50 to 75% of people could be helped by orthodontic treatment, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. The additional eight teeth everyone grows into late childhood and adolescence, as well as wisdom teeth, though those are often removed, can grow in a pattern that isn’t conducive for eating or speech. Invisalign can help you get the straight teeth you deserve for your daily life. Your orthodontist can help you find out if clear, everyday Invisalign aligners are right for you.
1. Invisalign is Invisible
This benefit is right there in the name. People using Invisalign can straighten their teeth without the visible orthotics of a set of braces. This helps socially, especially with adult patients, who can live with the stigma of having braces when society expects orthodontic corrections to happen in the early to mid-teens.
2. Easier to Clean
Since they can be removed, Invisalign aligners can be cleaned by use of toothbrushing, mouthwash, or a specialized cleanser, whereas braces must be carefully brushed and flossed using threaders. This can be a painstaking and time-consuming project, especially for patients with conditions that can make flossing difficult either mentally or physically.
3. No Food Restrictions
Because the aligners are removable, they can be taken out for eating and drinking, allowing easy tooth cleaning afterward as long as the mouth is then rinsed and teeth are brushed afterward. It makes it much easier to be social during your tooth straightening, with fewer restrictions concerning events.
4. More Comfortable
Anyone who’s worn braces knows that they’re not particularly comfortable. The brackets’ tightening makes the gums sore for several days after an individual adjustment, making them uncomfortable in addition to the metal scraping against the insides of the cheeks, tongue, and gums. The polymer aligner system eliminates this and allows wearers to take this orthodontic treatment out of their mouth to comfortably brush and floss.
5. Safer for Sports
Because the aligners can be removed, Invisalign is easier to use with mouthguards. This lets players safeguard their jaws and cheeks against scrapes and injury from conventional braces.
When the aligners are finished in your mouth, your teeth will be aligned just as well as if you’d had braces. You can enjoy your perfect smile just as you would with braces. Contact us today to get information or get started!