Mita A. Parikh, DMD

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4 Reasons Why Invisalign Is Superior To Traditional Braces

Wire braces are quickly becoming a thing from the past, with Invisalign technology rapidly becoming the country’s leading brace solution. Since April 2008, in fact, over 730,000 individuals have tried out the Invisalign system. Undoubtedly your dentist will be aware of the fact that Invisalign brace technology is far superior compared to traditional metal braces for their patients, which is why training should be invested in so that they can offer Invisalign brace technology to their patients. The following are the top reasons why Insvisalign is superior to traditional wire braces for patients:

1. Cosmetics

Invisalign braces provide you with the most aesthetically pleasing method for straightening your teeth, which is probably its most obvious benefit. When you have traditional wire braces, it forces you to walk around announcing to the world of the fact that you are working on straightening your teeth. Everybody is able to see your braces. That can easily result in some very embarrassing times. In addition, wire braces can have a significant impact on a person’s decision to have their teeth straightened. No one wants to get into a business meeting and attempt to deliver a presentation while having a mouth that is full of metal braces. On the other hand, Invisalign braces allow you to straighten your teeth without anyone ever knowing.

2. Comfort

This is another obvious benefit. The Invisalign brace system is comprised of soft plastic trays that are a lot more comfortable for your mouth compared to traditional wire braces. There is a tendency for wire braces to snag on your mouth as well as to tear the tissues in your lips and cheeks. This can be quite painful and uncomfortable. Traditional braces are more painful also in how they get your teeth straight. Braces apply pressure to your teeth so that they are shifted into place gradually. A set of plastic trays are used by Invisalign to shift your teeth in place gradually. The trays require less pressure compared to wire braces. A large force is applied to your teeth by wire braces, and much discomfort can be caused.

3. Easy To Keep Them Clean

transparent teeth bracesAs suggested by their name, traditional wire braces are wired in your mouth. That means they can’t be removed, which forces you to clean around them. That can result in your teeth being inadequately cleaned, with the result being poor oral hygiene. Not being able to clean your metal braces also can be very uncomfortable. With Invisalign you are able to clean your own teeth and trays to have a clean mouth without any hassles. It is like not having any treatment to begin with.

4. No Food Restrictions

Your eating habits must be restricted when you wear traditional metal braces to ensure that you don’t chew on any food that might harm your braces. Sticky foods and gum are not allowed automatically with traditional braces since they may stick to them. Foods that are hard to chew are usually restricted as well since they might damage the wires on the braces. With Invisalign, whenever you eat you take out the plastic trays. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the trays getting damaged or that anything gets stuck to the trays. Your teeth can be straightened without needing to worry about having to give up any of the foods that you love!