For patients in need of orthodontic care for a variety of issues, such as tooth gaps, crooked teeth or misaligned bites, both Invisalign® and traditional braces are potential treatment options. While many people seek a straight answer to which one of these alternatives is ideal, there are several factors that determine which route is better…
Don’t Worry About Damaging Invisalign Aligners When Eating
Eating issues are a big reason people hesitate to move forward with correcting teeth alignment with braces. The Invisalign® system of clear aligners offers an effective way to straighten the teeth and take your smile to the next level, without the typical problems associated with traditional braces, such as food restrictions. There are several reasons to consider aligners over braces.
Convenient to remove
Unlike braces, Invisalign® aligners are removable, so patients do not lose any freedom during treatment. They should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day but should be removed at certain times.
Aligners should be removed during meals, allowing patients to continue to eat all the foods that might damage brackets or get stuck among the wires of traditional braces. Foods such as crunchy snacks, sticky treats, or corn on the cob can still be enjoyed. Extra office visits due to broken wires or brackets are not a problem after any meal, no matter what foods are chosen.
For better hygiene
Brushing and flossing are important parts of any daily routine, but nobody wants to spend extra time struggling to clean around a mouth full of metal. With braces, plaque and bacteria can build up in the spaces around the brackets or around the cement, potentially causing decay. Plaque acids can even change the tooth surfaces, damaging or permanently discoloring the teeth. Keeping teeth and gums healthy is easier when using removable aligners because there is no need to change brushing and flossing techniques.
It is even easy to clean the aligner trays. They can be gently brushed with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Just make sure to use cool or lukewarm water, because hot water can warp the plastic. There are also kits available with cleaning crystals and a cleaning solution to thoroughly disinfect the trays.
Most people would agree that braces are not the most attractive thing to look at. As well, the metal parts are not very friendly to the soft tissues of the cheeks and lips.
Having the bands, brackets, and wires of traditional braces may make patients hesitant to smile. Invisalign® trays are clear plastic and fit closely over the teeth, so people hardly notice they are being worn, and they can be removed for special occasions and photos.
Even if a band or wire never breaks, braces can irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Cuts and sores are not uncommon and over time there can even be permanent scarring of the cheeks. The smooth, plastic trays of an aligner system are molded to fit comfortably and securely so they do not hurt the sensitive tissues of the cheeks and lips.
Enjoy superior comfort and convenience today
Using the Invisalign® system allows patients the opportunity to invest in their smiles while retaining the freedom to remove the aligners for meals and oral hygiene. During treatment, patients can continue to smile with confidence, eat what they want, and keep up with oral hygiene while avoiding painful irritation from wires and brackets.
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