Having a straight smile is important for your self-esteem and dental health. Decades ago, people only had traditional braces to straighten their teeth. Because of technological advances in orthodontic dentistry, you now have the option of using Invisalign aligners. According to the American Dental Association, many people prefer using this teeth-straightening system. If you want to find out the benefits of Invisalign, here is what you should know:
Traditional braces need frequent visits to your orthodontist for wire adjustments. Invisalign aligner trays eliminate your dependency on these visits. Your dentist only needs to see how your teeth are responding to Invisalign and give your teeth a professional cleaning. You also save time if you only need fewer visits to your dentist. Make sure you change your Invisalign aligners on schedule. Doing so can straighten your teeth more quickly.
Traditional braces have metal wires and brackets that obstruct flossing and brushing. Even if you use tiny brushes to reach the spaces between them, you still can’t remove all the particles. With Invisalign, your mouth is always cleaner. It has removable aligner trays that you can remove and clean whenever you brush and floss. Make sure to brush all the crevices and corners of your aligners and rinse them well. Place them back into your mouth after. Cleaning your aligners, teeth, and gums thoroughly each time ensures a cleaner and healthier mouth after your Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign does not have pointed and sharp wires or brackets. Each plastic aligner is tailor-fit and smooth. Because of this, you don’t need to worry about scratches or blisters in your mouth. Without oral injuries, you don’t have to deal with possible infections, as well.
Wearing traditional braces limits the foods that you can eat. Patients often stick to eating soft foods or using forks and knives to maintain the stability of their brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners when you eat. You can bite into or chew any type of food that you want.
After a thorough dental evaluation, your orthodontist will tell you if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign. If you are, Invisalign can correct the following dental issues:
Mild overbite and underbite
Patients who have traditional braces often shy away from other people and photo opportunities. Their visible metal brackets and wires make them feel awkward when they smile. They also tend to think that they are the brunt of dental jokes anywhere they go. When you use Invisalign, the aligners you use are almost invisible even up close. You will have no problems at all in smiling for photos or socializing.
Experience the benefits of Invisalign, learn more about our Invisalign packages. Contact Robert A. Rees, DDS in La Jolla, CA at (858) 454-6181.