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3 Benefits to Choosing Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Invisalign clear orthodontic aligners offer an effective cosmetic dentistry treatment that can totally transform your smile. Traditional braces are often uncomfortable and the metal components can cause pain and irritation around the mouth and gums. Thankfully there is another option, and Invisalign is perfect for those who wish to straighten their teeth without unsightly brackets, wires, and rubber bands, and this article looks at the benefits of this revolutionary new treatment.

What Does Invisalign Treatment Involve?

A course of Invisalign treatment involves an orthodontist taking x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth and will then create a digital 3D image, known as a ClinCheck treatment plan, and guide you through the entire process from start to finish. You will be able to see what your teeth will look like at each point in the treatment, and view the predicted end result. Your orthodontist will then custom make your clear orthodontic aligners, and you will need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day during treatment. Follow up appointments are needed every 2 weeks in order to receive new aligners that will gradually start to straighten and perfect your smile. The cost varies depending on the length of treatment required, and those in the south-central part of Texas can look for a San Antonio Invisalign provider online to enquire about a customised treatment plan.

Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional braces such as:

Aesthetics

Invisalign orthodontic aligners are completely transparent, and can even be removed for special occasions. They are virtually invisible, and friends and acquaintances will have no idea you are wearing them. Many people are wary of traditional braces and the 'metal mouth effect', and they are not suitable for those who work in industries that rely on image, such as actors, models, and public speakers.

Comfort

Metal braces are often extremely uncomfortable and those who are sensitive to metal can experience irritation in the cheeks, gums, lips, and tongue. They also make much more severe adjustments to the teeth than Invisalign, so many patients experience pain for a long period of time after dental appointments. Invisalign aligners are replaced every 2 weeks therefore make only tiny adjustments to the teeth, and you can even remove them to eat and brush your teeth.

Faster Results

With Invisalign you are able to see the effects of your alignment much faster than with metal braces. Throughout every stage of treatment you are able to remove the aligners and see how far your treatment has progressed, and the overall length of treatment has been found to be shorter with Invisalign in many cases. A study that compared Invisalign treatment with traditional braces found that on average Invisalign patients were able to complete their treatment 4 months earlier than those with traditional braces.

Overall, Invisalign offer a much more effective and manageable way to straighten your teeth and correct a wide range of cosmetic dental issues. Corrective dental procedures such as aligning teeth often take more than a year to complete, so opting for a comfortable, invisible method that will not interfere with your everyday life will make the treatment much easier.  Invisalign orthodontic aligners are now widely available, and those wishing to enquire about their treatment options should speak to their orthodontist.

Anthony Jensen has worked in the beauty industry for several years. He often writes on beauty blogs to help women learn how to look and feel their best.