Braces permanently adhere to your teeth for the duration of treatment, which means once you start treatment you cannot remove the brackets or wires without visiting your orthodontist. Invisalign is different. Invisalign uses clear, acrylic aligners that can be removed easily at any time. Invisalign’s aligners can be taken off during mealtimes and at night when brushing your teeth. For some adults, this added flexibility can make treatment easier and more successful.
One of the drawbacks to getting braces is that they are notoriously difficult to keep clean. Even when you carefully follow all your orthodontist advice, you may still find yourself with food particles trapped between the brackets, wires and your teeth. Not only can these stray food particles cause some embarrassment in your day-to-day life, but you may also end up with an increased risk for cavities or stained teeth. That’s hardly the outcome you want after investing in a new smile.
Invisalign is an alternative to braces that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth. In addition to being a more discreet and private option over braces, Invisalign also offers important oral hygiene benefits, too. With Invisalign, you can remove these clear aligners any time you eat, drink, brush or floss your teeth. You can continue your regular oral hygiene habits and keep using your standard toothbrush and floss. With braces, brushing and flossing after every meal will be essential to remove food from your braces and prevent staining.
If you’re dreaming of a straighter smile, Invisalign is a discreet, effective alternative to braces. Just like with braces, Invisalign will slowly move your teeth into their correct position. Unlike braces, however, with Invisalign, you can remove these clear aligners at any time. This flexibility and freedom mean you can enjoy all your favourite foods and drinks without compromising your oral hygiene or worrying about inadvertently discolouring your teeth.
There are many important considerations when choosing teeth straightening treatment. Your orthodontist can help you consider different options and determine which treatment choice is right for you. For more information on Invisalign treatment, contact Angel Orthodontics.