After wearing Invisalign® clear aligners for a while, the benefits of straightening your crooked teeth with nearly invisible aligners can seem obvious. Most notably, you can enjoy the confidence of knowing that, once your treatment is complete, your teeth will be straight and healthy, and no one will notice your aligners until then. However, the many different benefits that clear aligners can offer become much more significant the longer you wear them. Today, we take a look at a few of these benefits by examining what everyday life is like with clear aligners, compared to more traditional orthodontic braces.
More than just invisible
While the fact that clear aligners are clear is the most noticeable benefit they offer, the fact that they’re aligners, and not braces, is an even important one. Traditionally, orthodontic braces are designed to use brackets and arch wires to correct the positions of crooked teeth. This requires the brackets being bonded to your teeth semi-permanently, allowing the wire to apply tension to all of your teeth evenly and comfortably. However, having braces bonded to your teeth can also pose a few challenges with your everyday routines, from eating to brushing and flossing your teeth, and much more. With Invisalign® clear aligners, there are no brackets or wires to work with. The aligners are designed to move your teeth through different phases of movement, with each successive aligner picking up where the previous one left off in guiding your teeth’s movement.
The benefits of living with clear aligners
The progression of treatment with Invisalign® is as simple as changing your current aligners with the next ones in the series when your dentist tells you to. This requires being able to remove each aligner easily and comfortably, without interrupting your orthodontic treatment. It also raises several advantages that aren’t possible with traditional braces due to their reliance on brackets and wires, such as:
- Eating different foods with ease – Your diet is one of the biggest things that orthodontic braces can impact. With clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about changing your diet to avoid foods that could damage your braces or get stuck in them easily.
- Cleaning your teeth more successfully – Your hygiene routine can be just as disrupted due to the brackets and wires on your teeth. Yet, by removing your clear aligners, you can brush and floss them just as conveniently and successfully as before your treatment.
Learn more about enjoying Invisalign®
Invisalign® clear aligners are most recognized for their high level of discretion, but the advantages of wearing them can also make everyday life much more convenient. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.