Invisalign clear braces aren’t for everyone, but they do come with several compelling benefits over traditional braces. You should always follow the advice of your dentist or orthodontist, but here are just five reasons you might want to choose Invisalign.
- Faster Results
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there’s one universal truth: everyone wants to see results as soon as possible. It’s natural to want nice straight teeth quickly, and you’ll ideally want to reduce the amount of time you need to wear braces, whether traditional or Invisalign. Unfortunately, metal braces can often take years to work. Invisalign braces work a lot faster because you change them more frequently.
- Professional Appearance
If you’re still in school, having braces fitted isn’t such a burden – after all, plenty of classmates will also have braces. When you grow up, having braces fitted can feel a little embarrassing, especially if you’re a professional. That’s why most adults opt for Invisalign. Braces are completely clear, so people will barely be able to tell you’re wearing them. If you have a particularly important interview, meeting, or presentation, you can even remove your Invisalign braces.
- Easy Cleaning
One of the toughest things about wearing traditional braces is keeping your teeth clean. With all those supports to work around, it can be very hard to brush and practically impossible to floss, and food debris is going to become trapped more easily. With Invisalign braces, cleaning isn’t anything to worry about. You simply take them out, brush and floss as normal, and then put them back in.
- No White Spots
Some people experience demineralisation when they wear traditional braces. Plaque and bacteria build up around the metal supports where a toothbrush cannot reach, and this causes demineralisation. It’s the first step towards decay, and it causes small white spots to appear around those metal supports.
- No Fixed Metal
The metal supports used to hold together traditional braces often prove irksome. As well as catching food and interfering with cleaning, all that protruding metal can cut or graze the soft inner tissue of your cheeks. Sores and rough patches are relatively common. Again, something you don’t need to worry about with Invisalign braces.