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Mita A. Parikh, DMD

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Here’s Why Invisalign Is Better Than Traditional Braces

Sooner or later, wire braces will cease to exist. This is because of Invisalign is becoming more and more popular. In fact, over 700,000 patients have gotten it since 2008. Your dentist probably already knows that Invisalign is better than traditional metal braces.

This is why dentists take the time to learn about Invisalign. There are many reasons why Invisalign are better than traditional wire braces. If you want to know what some of these reasons are, then continue to read on.

1. They Look Better- When it comes to looks, Invisalign looks far better than traditional braces, and they work just fine. Wire braces are very visible and people will notice if you are wearing them. Sure, traditional braces work, but they are noticeable.

transparent teeth alignersSome people are very embarrass about wearing braces and this can lead to them feeling awkward. Wired braces can impact a person’s decision in regards to straight their teeth, which means some people might choose not to wear them over having straight teeth. When you wear Invisalign braces, then you will have complete confidence knowing that nobody will be able to tell you are wearing them.

2. Invisalign Braces Are Comfortable- Traditional braces are not comfortable to wear, while Invisalign is made with plastic trays that are soft and they are far more comfortable to wear. Wired braces can tear your cheeks and they can snag your mouth. Your lips could end up getting cut too, which can be both uncomfortable and painful.

Traditional braces can cause pain as they work to straighten your teeth, and this is because they gradually shift your teeth into place by applying pressure. Invisalign shifts teeth into place via plastic trays and this requires less pressure, which means less pain. If you want to straighten your teeth but you don’t want to be in discomfort, then choose Invisalign.

3. Easy To Clean- Traditional braces are wired into the mouth, which means you cannot remove them. This means maintaining your oral hygiene can be a difficult task and cleaning the braces can be a challenge too. This can lead to even more discomfort and you might find it to be a nuisance.

Invisalign braces are easy to clean. You can remove them without a hassle. You will love how easy it is to keep clean.

4. No Food Restrictions- When it comes to eating habits, you will have to restrict them with traditional metal braces. This is because you don’t want to eat anything that damages the braces. Gum is not usually allowed to be eaten, nor are similar foods because they will stick to the braces.

Foods that are difficult to chew are out the question too, as they can cause damage to the braces. With Invisalign, you can eat pretty much anything you want because foods won’t get stuck to the trays. If you want to eat the foods you love and without worrying about food getting stuck and ruining your braces, then choose to get Invisalign over traditional braces.

Do you want straighter teeth? Do you want to experience the above benefits? If so, then ask your dentist about Invisalign and they’ll be more than happy to provide you with more information.