Choosing to get Invisalign instead of traditional braces is an interesting decision. Though both treatments complete the same job, they will serve different purposes with different patients. A Wichita Falls dentist can discuss the facts of both treatments and which one will work best for your particular situation.
There are many benefits you get to enjoy with Invisalign that you get with traditional braces. Invisalign is available in clear, tooth-colored aligners that are translucent and very comfortable. Once patients have been wearing them for a period of time, they begin to enjoy the benefits of having teeth that have been straightened without any metal wires or brackets to bind. Patients will also notice their teeth looking whiter without any unsightly brackets or braces marks on their teeth.
Let us now look more into the benefits of Invisalign.
- Easier to clean
With traditional metal braces, many patients have difficulty cleaning their teeth thoroughly and getting in between the braces. However, with no wires or brackets to worry about, Invisalign makes it easier for patients to clean around the aligners. Many patients also enjoy the fact that they no longer have to continually be soaking their teeth or sitting in mouthwash for minutes at a time. Simply brushing your teeth as normal is enough to keep Invisalign clean and brightened.
- Fewer dental visits
In fact, one of the main benefits of Invisalign is the fact that patients don’t have to make as many dental visits in order to have their teeth straightened. Traditional braces can require many visits to the dentist in order to ensure that everything is healing properly and moving along as it should be.
- More comfort
The fact that there are fewer or no metal wires in their teeth cuts down on the discomfort. Many patients do not enjoy the discomfort and dread that comes with traditional braces. However, with Invisalign, most patients can wear them for a period of time without experiencing any soreness or pain.
- Aesthetically pleasant
Since there are very few or no metal wires and brackets in their teeth, patients will have Invisalign unnoticeable. This can make their teeth look more aesthetically pleasing to them.
- No bruises or scrapes
Many patients have found that they do not experience as much pain or discomfort with Invisalign as they do with traditional braces. When they get dental work done with their traditional braces, they can be prone to scrapes and bruises. However, Invisalign can protect them against these injuries and help them wear their aligners more comfortably.