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What are the benefits of Invisalign clear aligner therapy?

Invisalign aligners offer a myriad of benefits to patients who choose to wear them. Some patients are self-conscious about wearing metal braces, but clear aligners allow you to confidently show off your smile for the duration of your treatment! Benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Virtually Unnoticeable on Teeth
  • Smooth and Comfortable to Wear
  • No Food or Activity Restrictions
  • Removable and Easy to Clean
  • Efficient and Effective Treatment Plans
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How do you take care of clear aligners?

Even though you will only be wearing each set of aligners for two weeks, you still want to take good care of them so that they stay clear and discreet. Every time you remove your aligner, you should rinse it off with cool or warm (not hot) water. You should brush your aligners at least once a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and an antibacterial soap. You can also soak your aligners in white vinegar to kill bacteria. Brushing your teeth before putting your aligner back in will also help keep them clean.

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Which is better, Invisalign or Six Month Braces®?

Neither is better or worse than the other. Both Invisalign and Six Month Braces are excellent orthodontic options, and the reasons that people choose to go with one instead of the other vary widely. Six Month Braces straighten the front teeth that show when a patient smiles, so they are used for mild orthodontic cases and cosmetic reasons. Invisalign technology has advanced over the years to treat more advanced orthodontic problems. If you are unsure which option is right for your smile, please schedule an orthodontic consultation with our team, and we will be happy to help!

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