When comparing Invisalign with traditional metal braces, Invisalign is often considered the best option to straighten your smile, especially if you are a busy adult or teen. Not only does the Invisalign system generally show results faster than traditional braces, but the clear aligners are also simply more attractive.
At Olive Chapel Family Dentistry we understand that a mouth filled with metal and wires can make patients feel self-conscious, which is one of the reasons we recommend Invisalign. Read on to learn more.
Ease of Removal
With metal braces and wires, it can be difficult to brush and floss properly. With Invisalign, you can remove the clear plastic aligners to brush and floss with more accuracy.
When eating, food particles can catch and stick to metal braces and wires. With Invisalign, you can remove the clear plastic aligners when you eat.
Safety and Comfort
Metal braces can scratch the inside of your mouth. Invisalign, fortunately, is made of clear and contoured plastic and has no sharp edges to snag our cut inner cheeks.
Not only does Invisalign not scratch, but also the trays are custom made to fit your mouth comfortably.
With metal braces, you and your dentist have a rough idea about how your teeth will look following the straightening process, but this forward knowledge is not as accurate as it could be.
When opting for Invisalign, on the other hand, treatment planning begins digitally, which means accuracy in outcomes. In other words, Invisalign technology gives you and your dentist an accurate picture of what your teeth will look like following Invisalign.
It’s simple; Invisalign usually means faster results and a more attractive smile while moving toward those results. Invisalign also gives you the ability to brush and floss better, no cheek scraping, optimal comfort, and enhanced technology.
If you’d like to enhance your smile, and you’re considering Invisalign, contact our Apex, NC dental office today.