Invisalign® is a popular brand of clear aligner therapy. With a series of customized trays, the treatment uses gentle pressure to move your teeth into a straight, even position. Traditional braces also straighten teeth, but what are the advantages of Invisalign?
They’re More Comfortable
Traditional braces use wires and brackets that can irritate your gums, cheeks, and the inside of your lips. Invisalign aligners are made from comfortable plastic. You might feel some soreness, especially when you’re switching to a new tray in the treatment, but clear aligners are overall more comfortable.
They’re Very Subtle
Many people feel self-conscious about their teeth while they’re wearing braces. That’s not a problem with Invisalign. The trays are clear, so when you smile they’re barely noticeable. This makes Invisalign especially popular with adults who want straighter teeth.
Like retainers, Invisalign trays are removable. You take them out to eat and drink anything besides water. This also means you don’t face any diet restrictions, which you would if you had braces! Always clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in your mouth.
It’s Easier To Keep Your Teeth Clean
Keeping your teeth clean when you have braces can be challenging. With Invisalign, you take out the trays to brush and floss like you normally would. It’s much easier to maintain great oral health during your treatment. You also need to keep your Invisalign clean, so remember to rinse them whenever you take them out and brush them at least once a day with soap and warm (not hot) water.
Invisalign at Willow Smiles Dentistry in Puyallup, WA
On average, Invisalign therapy takes 12-18 months. Invisalign has many advantages over traditional orthodontic treatments, which makes them a great option for eligible patients! If you want a straighter smile and are interested in a consultation with Drs. Zorawar and Dilpreet Singh, please contact us today.