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7 Reasons To Choose Invisalign Over Metal Braces

By Peppertan

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With Invisalign technology quickly becoming the main brace solution, wire braces may well soon be a thing of the past. So, let’s look at why Invisalign is proving to be a better solution than traditional braces.

Comfort

The Invisalign system is made with soft plastic trays, making it more comfortable for the mouth than wires. Wires can snag the mouth and tear at tissues in the lips and cheeks which is painful. Also, traditional braces apply pressure to the teeth to align them, whereas Invisalign’s plastic trays gradually shift the teeth into place – so they are less painful.

Cosmetic Factors

One of the biggest benefits of Gold Coast Invisalign is that they are aesthetically pleasing. With wire braces, the world can see that you are in the process of correcting your teeth, and this can impact an adult’s decision to straighten teeth. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone even realizing.

Easy to Clean

Wire braces are literally wired into the mouth and cannot be moved, so you have to clean around them. This can lead to poor oral hygiene and a great deal of discomfort. With Invisalign, you can clean the trays as well as your own teeth with no hassle at all.

No Restrictions on Food

With metal braces, you usually need to restrict eating habits to avoid chewing any foods that could harm the braces. That means gum and other types of chewy foods are not allowed as they can stick to the wire. With Invisalign, you can remove the plastic trays when you eat so that they don’t get damaged and nothing gets stuck in the trays.

Invisalign Works Faster

Invisalign is a quicker solution than metal braces. On average, metal braces take almost 36 months to do their job, whereas Invisalign treatment can take just one year to straighten your teeth.

Little to No Damage to Teeth

With traditional braces, you are more susceptible to tooth demineralization and decay because you cannot clean your teeth thoroughly. This poor oral hygiene can also result in root resorption or shortening of the teeth’s roots. However, Invisalign allows you to take out the trays which means you can have proper X-rays to check the health of your teeth and help you maintain proper hygiene and prevent decay.

Fewer Dental Visits

With traditional metal braces, you have to visit the dentist at last every six weeks, if not more, to have the wires tightened and adjusted so as to align the teeth over a period of time. But, with Invisalign, you have the set of trays and all you have to do is put in the next tray in the set every two weeks. You don’t have to go back to the dentist as often as there is nothing to adjust, so you only have to make the occasional short visit so the dentist can monitor your progress.

Those are 7 reasons why Invisalign is better than traditional braces. Consult your dentist as to which of these teeth straightening solutions is best for you.

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