Braces have let a lot of people align their teeth and improve their bite and over all oral health. For all the benefits of braces though, there are a lot of people who are averse to it. These issues aren’t absolutely unwarranted- having metal in your mouth can cause some aesthetic, hygienic and comfort concerns.
Then there comes along a brand new invention- the Invisalign clear braces which have absolutely changes the face of teeth alignment as opposed to traditional braces. A lot of people have embraced this new type of braces because of a whole range of benefits. Read on to find out, and who knows- maybe it could be the solution to your teeth alignment problems as well.
The biggest selling point of Invisalign is that it is made up of a clear thermoplastic material that is not even visible once you put them on. Traditional braces have metal wires, brackets made of plastic or metal and they will look prominent no matter what design you choose. Therefore, choosing Invisalign is pretty much a no brainer when aesthetics are considered.
If aesthetics didn’t convince you, here is news- traditional braces require a degree of treatment for its fittings- and that means a degree of pain. Also, they sometimes do leave small scratches in your mouth. Invisalign in comparison has lesser chances of hurting your mouth and doesn’t take that much pain to be fitted.
Still not sold? Invisalign are braces that you can take off. Anyone who has braces on their drivers license photo, or their voter ID knows that sometimes, the option to take your braces off is really really helpful and important. And its not just about aesthetics, you can brush and floss more effectively than you possibly ever could over traditional braces, leaving your teeth in potentially better hygiene.
In traditional braces, the results take up to two years to show, but sometimes it takes as much as five years. Invisalign on the other hand take as little as six months, stretching up to a maximum of 18 months. The duration of treatment depends on the number of set of plates and the degree of adjustment needed.
Unlike traditional braces, when you wear invisible braces there is literally no restriction on food. Normally there is a lot of food you cant eat with braces because they would damage the wires and braces, but with Invisalign you will not have any of those concerns. There is no possibility of chewy food getting stuck underneath the metals, or carrots and nuts damaging the brackets.
While on one hand braces changed the way we perceived and understood the treatment of misaligned teeth and a bad bite, the new Invisalign braces radicalized the whole system. With these type of braces, you can finally say goodbye to all the drawbacks of braces while getting the effect of one.