6 Benefits of Choosing Invisalign® Over Braces
If you have crooked or crowded teeth, bite imperfections or spacing issues in your mouth, orthodontics can help.
While metal braces were the go-to solution in decades past, Invisalign® clear aligners allow patients to achieve the same results without the hassle.
Here are just 6 reasons why you might want to choose Invisalign over metal braces.
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1. Invisalign is easy to clean.
When you have, sometimes it can be difficult to give your teeth a good cleaning. Food gets stuck in areas that are hard to reach, which can lead to poor dental hygiene if not properly cleaned.
But Invisalign aligners are easy to pop out and clean. You won’t have to worry about flossing or brushing in between brackets and wires because Invisalign aligners are completely removable. Being able to brush and floss like normal can go a long way in protecting your oral health over time.
2. You can eat whatever you want.
Dentists tell their patients not to eat certain foods or chew gum after they get their braces put on. Unfortunately, some patients ignore this and end up damaging their brackets or wires.
If you choose, you won’t have to deal with any food restrictions. You can easily take Invisalign aligners off of your teeth, allowing you to eat whatever you want without damaging them.
3. There are no uncomfortable wires or brackets.
Any new appliance in your mouth may take some time to get used to.
However, Invisalign aligners are typically more comfortable than metal braces for two main reasons:
- No Sharp Edges: Brackets come with sharp edges that can potentially irritate your cheeks. Invisalign edges are smooth.
- No Tightening: Braces need to be tightened by a dentist. With Invisalign, you’re simply giving multiple sets of aligners that you change every two weeks. Each aligner is slightly adjusted from the previous one. You may feel a minor tightness when you put in a new set of aligners, but it shouldn’t last more than a day or two.
4. Aligners are almost invisible.
One of the most common complaints people have about traditional braces is that they’re unattractive. Everyone notices your smile, so you may not want braces to cover it up. Thankfully, Invisalign can offer the same results as braces without being so noticeable. Invisalign aligners are made out of clear plastic, so they’re practically invisible when you smile.
5. Spend less time in the dental chair.
Braces require patients to visit the dentist multiple times to get their wires tightened. On the other hand, patients with Invisalign are given multiple sets of aligners that they can simply change out on their own.
Although Invisalign patients still have routine dental appointments to check on their progress, they usually aren’t as often as tightening appointments for braces, which are typically every 4–8 weeks.
6. No need to worry about stains.
Some patients with braces experience slight discoloration of their teeth in the spots the brackets were in. This typically only occurs if the patient consumes a lot of sugar or other staining foods.
Although there’s a small chance you’ll experience teeth discoloration from braces, you can avoid it altogether with Invisalign instead. The aligners are not mounted to your teeth, so it’s easy to clean all of your teeth thoroughly.
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Our dentists will help you decide whether Invisalign or braces are right for you. To make an appointment with our give Robinson Dental a call at (269) 509-4155 for Wayland, (269) 509-4155 for Wayland Family Dental, and (616) 384-4129 for Coopersville.and Coopersville, MI,