Benefits of Invisalign
Misaligned, crooked teeth can be straightened by means of metal braces. The trouble is that metal braces do not look all that good, and they can be uncomfortable. There is an alternative, though, so keep reading to learn about the benefits of Invisalign clear braces.
Invisalign Looks Better
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that the clear aligners are far less noticeable than metal braces. In fact, they are hardly noticeable at all. Most people who are respecting your personal space will not know that you are wearing braces.
Invisalign Is More Comfortable
Another of the benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are more pleasant to wear than metal braces because you do not have to worry about wires that have to be tightened. Your aligners are made all at once, and you simply change them at home without a dentist’s assistance. You might find a very small amount of discomfort when you change aligners, but it is nothing like the days of pain that many people report when their metal braces are adjusted.
Invisalign Is Removable
Metal braces, because they are cemented to your teeth, have to remain in place for the duration of the treatment. Invisalign aligners can be removed when you are ready to have a meal or snack, left out while you brush and floss, and then put back in. This is one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign: you should still wear your aligners for a minimum of 20 hours per day, but you have some flexibility.
Now that you understand the benefits of Invisalign, you know the ways in which they can be preferable to metal braces. At Dental Arts & Wellness in Lake Oswego, OR, Dr. Manami Yamaguchi will be pleased to talk with you about other differences between metal braces and Invisalign, and help you to decide which would work best for your particular situation. Call us at 503-603-0700 or use the convenient form on our Contact Us page to book a consultation.