Traditionally, metal braces were the only teeth-straightening option available. With their metal brackets and wires, they remain a very effective orthodontic treatment. Today however, braces are not the only effective teeth straitening treatment available.
Thanks to some incredible technological advancements within the dental industry, you can now straighten your teeth without using traditional metal braces. The increasingly popular and world renowned Invisalign®, is now an established proven alternative to improving smiles.
Employing the latest technology and working with expert engineers and scientists alike, Invisalign® has fundamentally changed the dental industry. Rather than relying on metal brackets and wires to realign, position and ultimately straighten teeth, Invisalign® offers a new and more aesthetically pleasing alternative.
So just what is Invisalign®? The answer lies in their revolutionary clear aligners. These aligners comfortably sit over your teeth, which are extremely discreet. Then overtime, these aligners gently help to move your teeth into the desired position.
For the majority of cases, Invisalign® is just as effective as traditional metal braces. Both teeth-straightening solutions have and continue to deliver successful results. Invisalign® has a proven record in treating some very complex cases which has improved the smiles for many clients. While braces, still commonly used, also continue to be a very effective teeth straightening solution for certain cases.
With these two very effective treatment options available, you may question how to determine which will be right for you. Since each individual is different as are their teeth, their circumstances and their personal preferences, only your dentist can advise you which treatment path will be best for you.
That’s why we offer a consultation at The Dental Room for experienced, informed and reliable advice.
Invisalign® is an increasingly popular teeth-straightening solution and for good reason. Let’s explore some of the benefits of their clear aligners and why they’re so effective.
1. Comfort and Convenience
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® does not have metal brackets or wires which can cause irritation and discomfort to your gums. Instead, clear aligners are comfortable and convenient with smooth edges so there’s no risk of cutting your mouth or scraping your gums.
Whilst metal braces are positioned on your teeth and remain that way until treatment is complete, Invisalign® aligners can be removed at any time. However, these clear aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours per day to deliver the best possible results. This makes Invisalign® a very flexible and convenient solution, particularly so during meal times.
3. Less Maintenance
The brackets and wires that make up traditional braces have been known to break, snap or fall apart over time. This can cause discomfort and annoyance for the client, not to mention the time and effort required to fix the problem. If this does occur, clients will need to revisit their dentist for repair. However, the good news is that Invisalign® doesn’t require such maintenance. Clear aligners are made from a comfortable soft plastic. This means clients can save time, money and effort on repairs and upkeep thanks to the way these clear aligners have been designed.
One of the biggest draw cards for Invisalign® is the aesthetic appeal it offers. Traditional metal braces are very noticeable. Now, thanks to these clear aligners being practically invisible, Invisalign® offers a very aesthetically pleasing treatment journey.
Disclaimer: Results may vary between individuals. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits.