Misaligned teeth are common in children and adults and often affect speech, chewing, and psychological well-being. If your teeth are misaligned, orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, can help you straighten your teeth. Most people who want to align their teeth are often hesitant because they think metal braces are the only option. If you are looking for an alternative to metal braces, you may be happy to know Invisalign Irvine uses thin clear aligners to pull your teeth into the proper position over time. Below are the top benefits of Invisalign aligners.
Pros of Invisalign
Comfortable to wear
Invisalign aligners are made of plastic, meaning fewer mouth and gums problems. They have smooth edges made from high-quality resin so that you will not have cuts in your mouth. Since you need to wear braces almost always, you want to ensure they are comfortable. The brackets in metal braces often have sharp edges that dig and cut into your gums and cheeks, leaving difficult to heal sores. Applying wax on the frames can be helpful, but it often dislodges off quickly.
Allow for better dental hygiene
Even after getting your braces, you must continue brushing at least twice daily and flossing once a day. Fortunately, Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning that you can routinely clean your teeth and mouth as before. You can also remove them before eating, so there is no risk of food particles getting stuck in the aligners. However, food particles can easily get stuck in metal braces, often difficult to clean. Since you can’t remove metal braces, you have to eat with them on. If not cleaned properly, you can easily develop gum disease or tooth decay.
Fewer consultations required
Making trips to the dentist may require you to take time off work and can be frustrating. If you have metal braces, you need to see your dentist to adjust the wires. But with Invisalign, much of the work happens before getting the aligners. Your orthodontist gives you a set of custom-made retainers, which you can change at home. Therefore, you don’t need to visit your specialist for adjustments frequently. You may only need to see your orthodontist for them to check on your progress.
The significant advantage to Invisalign is that they are from clear plastic, meaning they are almost invisible to others. Therefore, it is preferred for most adults who don’t want their clients or colleagues to see they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. People whose jobs focus more on aesthetics, such as musicians and news anchors, can also benefit from Invisalign. If you have a self-conscious teenager, Invisalign may also be a better alternative to metal braces. With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about everyone commenting on your new braces or worrying about your smile in photos.
More than just making you self-conscious about your smile, crooked teeth increase your risk of developing gum disease.
If you have misaligned teeth, consult your Smile by Design Dental Group dentist to know whether Invisalign treatment is an option.