The Advantage of Invisalign over Metal Braces
Invisalign braces are smooth plastic aligners that gradually straighten teeth without the need for metal brackets or wires. Like traditional braces, Invisalign effectively treats a wide range of dental problems, such as crooked or crowded teeth, gapped teeth, or misaligned bites. The clear plastic trays are customized to fit each patient’s distinct smile and gently shift teeth into place, offering greater comfort throughout the treatment process compared to metal braces. Wearers also require fewer office visits and experience fewer restrictions than those wearing traditional metal braces, making them the clear choice to achieve a beautiful smile.
Invisalign offers a number of advantages over traditional metal braces, including:
Greater comfort –
The metal wires and brackets used in traditional braces are more likely to cause pain, irritation or discomfort to one’s cheeks and gums. Invisalign’s custom-fitted smooth plastic trays, on the other hand, offer greater comfort compared to the alternative.
Less risk of dental emergencies —
Broken brackets and wires are a leading cause of emergency visits by those who wear traditional braces. With Invisalign, the risk of injury caused by metal brackets and wires in the mouth are eliminated.
Promotes better overall dental health –
Common problems that may result from wearing traditional braces include injuries to the mouth, plaque buildup, tooth decay, tooth discoloration, and breakage of brackets. Invisalign aligners are easily removed, which allows you to properly clean and care for teeth, and they do not pose any threat to your mouth or teeth in the event of an accident.
Fewer visits to the dentist –
Those who wear traditional metal braces require visits to their dentist for adjustments every six weeks. Invisalign-wearers, on the other hand, are only required to visit their dentist every 10 weeks. Over time, this amounts to many fewer missed hours of school and work!
Enhanced appearance –
The clear plastic material used for Invisalign trays is nearly invisible, making them a more attractive and natural-looking alternative to a mouth full of metal.
No food restrictions –
With traditional braces, some foods, such as popcorn, nuts, corn on the cob, and certain candies can be difficult to eat or even cause damage to braces and teeth. With Invisalign, however, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without fear of damaging your aligners or your teeth.
If you are seeking a healthy, attractive and comfortable way to correct crooked, crowded or -misaligned teeth, Invisalign might be the ideal solution for you. Our highly skilled dentists at -TLC for Smiles have many years of experience providing comprehensive Invisalign treatments for teens and adults and love helping patients achieve the smile they have always wanted.
Our office in Granada Hills offers convenient after-school, evening, and Saturday appointments to accommodate your busy schedule. To schedule a complimentary consultation for Invisalign, please call 818-360-2131 or fill out our appointment form. We look forward to meeting you!