It’s not by chance that millions of adults and teens have chosen Invisalign instead of traditional braces to improve both the appearance of their smiles and the function of their mouths. On the contrary, millions of people have opted for Invisalign because it offers unique benefits that older orthodontic treatments can’t match. From comfort to convenience and everything in between, the benefits of Invisalign are undisputed.
Invisalign Offers Enhanced Comfort
By replacing abrasive brackets and metal wires with smooth plastic alignment trays, patients find Invisalign comfortable. This is not to say that patients don’t experience some pressure as the teeth or jaw are moved into alignment. But patients don’t experience cuts, scrapes, or irritation to the soft tissues of the inside lips and cheeks that can result from brackets rubbing against the delicate skin.
Invisalign’s Discreet, Removable Design Boosts Confidence
Adults who have long wanted to improve the appearance of their smile, but have been reluctant to obtain orthodontic treatment with brackets and wire braces find the solution in Invisalign. The alignment trays are nearly invisible and rarely seen in photos. Many patients report that others don’t even notice they are wearing the trays. The discreet design can prevent patients from feeling self-conscious about their treatment.
Moreover, because Invisalign trays are removed while eating, patients never need to worry about food becoming lodged in a bracket. Patients never need to avoid certain foods that can damage traditional braces.
Invisalign Makes it Easy for Patients to Maintain Good Oral Health
As a removable orthodontic treatment, Invisalign allows patients to brush and floss their teeth normally. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene habits while undergoing orthodontic care may prevent unwanted oral health conditions, including cavities and gum disease.
Being able to remove the alignment trays for up to four hours per day also allows patients to replace their Invisalign trays with a sports guard to help prevent dental trauma.
The trays themselves are easy to maintain. They need only to be brushed with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day to keep them from staining. Upon request, special cleaning solutions and crystals may also be purchased to keep your trays clean.
Invisalign Offers Cosmetic Improvement Quickly
Invisalign works rapidly when worn the full 20-24 hours each day. Patients often begin to see changes in their smiles within just a few weeks. While the overall treatment time is typically comparable to traditional braces, because patients remove the trays when eating, brushing, and flossing, encouraging cosmetic improvements are often noticeable quickly.
Invisalign Offers Convenience
Many, but not all dentists, provide Invisalign treatment. Opting for Invisalign from your dentist can prevent patients from having to find an orthodontist. In addition, you’ll have fewer appointments during your orthodontic treatment, as there is no need for frequent wire tightening appointments necessary to complete orthodontic treatment with braces.
Invisalign Can Correct Many, But Not All Alignment and Bite Issues
Invisalign is best suited for patients with minor to moderate alignment and bite issues. Severe overbites, underbites, cross bites, or open bites may require traditional orthodontic braces. Likewise, patients with dental restorations such as dental bridges and dental implants will not be suitable candidates for Invisalign. However, patients looking to correct gaps in teeth, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, slanted teeth, and otherwise misaligned teeth may be pleasantly surprised to know that Invisalign is a viable option.
Bella Dental believes that every patient deserves the highest standard of dental care and provides Invisalign treatment in the New Jersey area.