If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, you’ve likely already looked into your options. Traditional wire braces seem very effective, and might even be more economical than other methods. That said, you hate the idea of wearing unsightly traditional braces to business meetings, out to dinner or in photographs. So what do you do? Well, we’d recommend Invisalign.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Wondering why this method is the “clear” choice? Well, we’ll give you a few reasons:
Eating is easier.
If you don’t want to worry about getting foods stuck in your braces while you’re out with that special someone – or at a business function – then Invisalign might be your best bet. Since Invisalign’s clear aligners are easy to pop in and out, you can eat just as you did before. That means you can snack on all those braces no-nos, like popcorn, nuts, chips and caramels. You’ll just need to brush before slipping your aligners back in.
Don’t get us wrong; we love to see you. That said, you likely don’t want a standing weekly or bi-weekly dental appointment. Not to mention that, if the wires and brackets on your braces become broken or uncomfortable, you’ll have to get these repaired. With Invisalign, you’ll visit the dentist at regular intervals – usually every couple months – to check your progress. Since you’ll have your aligners at home, you can move on to the next phase of treatment on your own.
This one’s a given, but for many patients – especially adults – this is a major reason why Invisalign is the clear choice. You won’t need to feel self-conscious smiling for pictures or speaking in a meeting because, most likely, no one will even notice you’re wearing braces.
Believe it or not, committing to an Invisalign treatment won’t take up two or three years of your life. In fact, the average Invisalign treatment is usually between 12 and 18 months, with many cases requiring even less time. That’s a clear choice right there.
Sure, you might have some initial soreness the first time you wear a new set of aligners, but Invisalign will free you from the irritating poking and rubbing that comes standard with traditional metal braces. Invisalign’s soft plastic is point and angle free so they won’t be rubbing your mouth raw or causing painful sores.