Misaligned or crooked teeth can be unsightly; not to mention the difficulty that comes with cleaning them. Misaligned or crooked teeth could eventually lead to periodontal disease and increased risk of bone loss, gum damage and tooth loss. The good news is that you no longer have to hide your smile, thanks to effective orthodontic devices, such as braces and Invisalign aligners.
Many people are scared of wearing braces for a long period, though, due to the not-so-attractive appearance of the device and the pain that comes with wearing them. Additionally, adults may find braces too childish and often shy away from this type of treatment. Fortunately, Invisalign aligners offer far more benefits than disadvantages and they are a great alternative to metal braces. Here are some clear advantages of Invisalign over conventional braces.
Braces are created with the clear intention of straightening your teeth – and not to comfort you. While the end-result is a beautiful smile and properly aligned teeth, braces can leave gums and the tongue feeling raw. Aligners are made of a smooth BPA-free plastic and are mouth-friendly compared to braces.
Invisalign aligners are practically invisible and they look much better than metal braces. Huge chunks of metal attached to the teeth are usually unsightly. Furthermore, food particles could get caught between teeth and metal braces without the wearer even noticing it. Invisalign offers a better alternative due to its natural appearance and appeal.
Unlike metal braces, which you wear continuously for a certain period, you may remove Invisalign aligners any time. If you wish to take them off to eat or drink, you can easily do so without the need to have them professionally removed.
Metal braces contain bits of metal that can scratch the inside of your gums, leaving you sore. Clear aligners are without the protruding edges you would find in braces. They protect your teeth from decay and demineralization.
If you like to get clear aligners, talk to a Meridian cosmetic dentist who will assess your situation and advice you on how to wear and clean them.