What Invisalign® Can Do Better than Braces

Crooked teeth are often hard to ignore, but improving them doesn’t always seem simple. With traditional orthodontic braces, some older teens and adults may hesitate at having to wear the brackets and wires necessary to straighten their crooked teeth and improve their oral health. One of the greatest advantages of Invisalign® clear aligners is their ability to alleviate many of those concerns and encourage more patients to straighten their crooked teeth without hesitation. However, once you begin wearing Invisalign® aligners, the benefits will continue to help enhance your overall treatment process.

Keep your orthodontic treatment discreet

Because the appearance of orthodontic braces is often one of the biggest concerns patients have, the nearly invisible nature of Invisalign® aligners is often their most noticeable benefit. This is largely thanks to the clear acrylic and precise, digital design of the aligners, which make them virtually invisible and fit comfortably with the unique contour of your smile. Throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment, you can be confident that your treatment won’t impact the immediate appearance of your smile.

Remain comfortable against your oral tissues

The more streamlined nature of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners helps keep your treatment more discreet, but also more comfortable in the long run. Comprised of comfortable, safe acrylic rather than metal, and made to fit over your teeth instead of being bonded to them, help make your aligners significantly more comfortable in many ways. For example, there are no wires are sharp edges of brackets that might scrape against your soft, sensitive oral tissues when you bite and chew. In fact, you can remove your aligners completely for a short time to bite, chew, and brush your teeth more effectively.

Allow you to care for your oral hygiene

The long-term benefits Invisalign® often have more to do with the convenience of clear aligners than with their more discreet appearance. For example, by being able to temporarily remove your aligners for short periods of time, you can eat a wider variety of healthy foods without damaging your braces or getting food suck between them. You can also more comfortably and successfully brush and floss your teeth each day, helping you reduce your risks of developing a concern like tooth decay or gum disease throughout the course of your treatment.

Learn if Invisalign® is better for your smile

In addition to being nearly undetectable, Invisalign® aligners may straighten your teeth in a more comfortable manner than traditional braces. 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.