If you are looking for a beautiful smile one of the keys to having a gorgeous smile is having straight teeth. In the past the only way to correct crooked teeth was with braces and most people dread the thought of wearing those metal appliances in their mouth.
Now you have options that are very discreet and work great. At Affordable Dental Implants we offer a number of solutions in cosmetic dentistry Dallas. Invisalign now offers options for straightening teeth that eliminate many of the features connected with traditional metal braces that kept people in the past from pursuing this orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign, both adults and teens alike can enjoy straighter teeth with fewer drawbacks to contend with during the process.
Invisalign Clear Braces
If you are trying to make the decision between Invisalign or traditional braces it is certainly a personal preference. Most adults opt for the Invisalign treatment mostly for aesthetic reasons. The Invisalign system is a system of clear plastic aligner that fit snugly over your teeth and are barely visable to others. Most teens are ok with traditional metal braces since most of their friends are wearing them and its a bit of a “right of passage” and many are even excited about wearing there new metal braces.
Another benefit to the Invisalign product is there is much less soreness and trips to the dentist. The clear aligners cause minimal soreness when a new set is put in the mouth as teeth shift to accomodate the new aligners. Because the aligners are smooth in nature they also cause minimal irritation to the inside of the mouth. Metal braces on the other hand can irritate the inside of mouth because of the way they protrude from the teeth.
Easier oral hygiene is another benefit of Invisalign compared with metal braces. Since the plastic aligners are removable, it is easier to keep to a regular oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing. Also, since the aligners are removed before eating or drinking, less food gets stuck between teeth, avoiding potential dental issues. And since the aligners are removed when eating, there are no restrictions as to what can be eaten as there are with metal braces (certain foods can cause damage to the metal components).
Of course, for some, price is the ultimate decision maker when it comes to how they will straighten their teeth. In this category, metal braces usually win out slightly over Invisalign. Nevertheless, the benefits of opting for Invisalign braces over traditional metal braces often offset the difference in cost for many people, making it an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment option for adults and teens alike.