Why Invisalign Can Be Better Than Traditional Braces

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a comfortable and nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth without using the metal braces that many of us associate with an awkward adolescence. These days, adults (and some teens) who want to gain great smiles by aligning their teeth very often choose Invisalign, which involves wearing custom-made removable aligners in a progression over several months. This process causes your teeth to gradually move into optimal alignment.

Here are some of the reasons why so many people choose Invisalign over traditional metal braces:

  • Increased comfort. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t contain any uncomfortable wires to poke the inside of your mouth or lip. Instead, you simply wear a clear, custom-fitted aligner directly over your own teeth anytime that you’re not eating, drinking, or brushing.
  • More natural look. Having metal braces cemented to your teeth is pretty hard to hide, and many adults might feel embarrassed by them. In contrast, the clear Invisalign “aligners” offer practically invisible teeth-straightening. Most people won’t notice your aligners at all—it’s that subtle!
  • Freedom to eat and drink what you want. If you had friends with braces in younger days, you might remember that they were restricted from eating many kinds of foods that might damage the hardware—pretty much anything that’s sticky, chewy, or crunchy. But with Invisalign, you remove the aligners anytime you are eating, so you can eat the same types of foods that you normally do.
  • Ability to brush and floss normally. Traditional braces make it difficult to practice good dental hygiene. Invisalign makes it easy to continue caring for your teeth as you always do. Simply remove the aligners before brushing and flossing.

If you’re wondering whether Invisalign is right for you, please feel free to call me at (816) 587-6444 email me directly at drdeyton@drdeyton.com with your questions. I am always happy to consult with you about your needs.

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