For years and years in the past, getting your teeth aligned meant that you had to wear the traditional wire and bracket braces. This kind of traditional orthodontic treatment has kept many adults and even teenagers from getting the necessary help from their orthodontist due to the fact that they simply don’t want a mouth full of metal. However, thanks to advancements in the dental field, clear aligners are the next best thing. Clear aligners such as Invisalign® even come with new and added benefits that you should know about before committing to traditional braces.
First, it is good to understand what Invisalign® is. Invisalign® refers to a treatment in which a series of clear aligning trays gently shift your teeth in order to slowly move them into the ideal position. Being that Invisalign® is a series of trays, each plastic aligner is to be worn for about 2 weeks at a time moving your teeth little by little. Let us take a look at three reasons as to why you may want Invisalign® here in Wall.
Invisalign®, for obvious reasons, takes the cake in appearance when comparing them to traditional metal braces. In fact, Invisalign® gets their name by offering patients an alignment solution with next to invisible clear plastic. Many may not even realize that you’re wearing Invisalign® even from a short distance away.
Of course, the fact that Invisalign® utilizes a set of trays that are able to be removed for at least 2 hours a day means that keeping up with your oral hygiene will be infinitely easier than with traditional metal braces. You don’t have to worry about each and every bracket when all you have to do is remove the plastic tray, clean your teeth normally, and then put your orthodontic appliance back in your mouth.
Comfort is one of the biggest factors when deciding between traditional metal braces and Invisalign®. To set the scene, traditional metal braces require the use of wire and brackets. Being that this appliance is placed in the mouth using small pieces of metal, when the wires break, the exposed ends of this metal can prove to be uncomfortable and cause swelling in the mouth. On the other hand, Invisalign® uses smooth clear plastic in order to provide orthodontic patients with a solution that you might not even be able to feel.
If you would like the dental professionals Susan J. Curley DDS to give you a little bit more information about Invisalign® and the benefits that it has over traditional metal braces, feel free to give them a call at their Wall office location. If you live in Wall or in the surrounding areas, Susan J. Curley DDS provides efficient and effective dental care that is unparalleled. Feel free to give sample dentistry in Wall a call at your earliest convenience in order to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if Invisalign® is right for you!