Have you recently decided that you would like a straighter smile but are confused as to what the best method to adjust your smile is? Do you choose conventional braces or should you go with Invisalign? To us the answer is simple, use Invisalign, and here is why we say that.
If you know someone who had conventional braces or you have seen them on TV or movies you likely aware of some of the complications that can be involved with them.
– Pain, discomfort and injuries caused by brace wires
– Mouth sores
– Plaque buildup
And what can be assumed to be one of the worst issues:
-Difficulty eating some of your favorite foods like popcorn, chips, nuts, apples, corn on the cob or even not being able to have things at all like some candies and gum.
These reasons alone are enough to have some people choose Invisalign clear aligners over conventional braces but these aren’t the only reasons.
With Invisalign you have the option to eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by brace wires (because there are no wires). Plaque buildup is no longer an issue (as long as you floss and brush properly) because you can remove your Invisalign to care for your teeth. Not only can you remove your Invisalign to brush, you can also remove it to eat some of your favorite foods and to drink some of your favorite beverages (and then brush after before putting them back on).
Long gone are the days of school and ID photos with braces being front and center. With Invisalign your treatment is virtually invisible and also comfortable. You will see your smile get better and better with each new set of aligners. On top of that, you will not require the same amount of follow-up visits that you would with traditional braces.
The benefits of clear aligners go way past comfort and a nice photograph. Your overall dental health can be improved with Invisalign clear aligners. Since you are able to properly clean your teeth while using them you will be less prone to gum issues (tenderness and bleeding), bad breath and mouth sores. It is common knowledge that poor oral care can lead to more serious health issues such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes (information from the American Dental Association) and Invisalign clear aligners can help decrease your chances of suffering from these health issues.
When your teeth are straighter your bite will be better, your speech can improve, if you have jaw pain there is a possibility that may be resolved, chewing issues may improve and overall wear and tear on your teeth could decrease.
So investing in Invisalign is not just about straighter teeth, it is about making an investment in yourself and your overall health. An investment that you will not have to question while reaching for the popcorn while watching a movie. 🙂
For more information about Invisalign and if it is right for you, contact us today!