4 Reasons to Choose Invisalign® Over Traditional Braces

Dental misalignment can cause many complications, pain among them. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a dental straightening consultation if you have crooked teeth and brewing dental problems because of them. Most patients dislike traditional braces. That is why Invisalign® is becoming more popular. Here are the four reasons to choose this dental straightening system over traditional braces. 


1. It Simplifies Oral Hygiene


Traditional braces can make oral care challenging. Brushing and flossing become inefficient with metal brackets and wires in the way. Poor oral care results in staining and cavities. These after-effects may only reveal themselves when your dentist removes your brackets. 

You will not have the same problems with Invisalign. The transparent aligners are removable. This will allow you to clean your teeth and gums better. Flossing and brushing will be more effective. Better oral care will prevent discoloration and cavities. 


2. It Delivers Comfort 


Although traditional braces can straighten teeth, metal braces and wires tend to pierce and scratch the mouth’s soft tissues. This is a common complaint among many patients. That is why more people prefer Invisalign aligners. The soft tissues of the mouth do not experience any open wounds because the aligners are custom-fit and plastic. You will merely experience tightness as the aligners do their work. 


3. It Improves Self-esteem


Traditional metal braces are visible when you smile, talk, and eat. The dark color of the metal components makes patients feel awkward about how they look. They often avoid gatherings and photo opportunities because of their braces. Most patients prefer Invisalign to metal brackets and wires. 


The transparent aligners are not visible at all with proper care and maintenance. Regular and correct cleaning can keep the aligners clear. This will allow give you a good-looking smile while getting your teeth straightened. Teens, children, and young adults will benefit from this dental straightening system. They need not feel awkward. Wearing these aligners will give them the freedom to smile without feeling or looking strange.


4. It Does Not Limit the Foods You Eat


You have to give up eating sticky foods, corn on the cob, and any foods you need to bite into while wearing traditional braces. These foods may damage or remove the brackets. The dentist will need to reattach the brackets and wires during an emergency appointment. Avoiding these foods can make the patient feel deprived or irritated. If you choose Invisalign, you do not need to think about the foods to order. You simply remove your aligners and eat anything you want. 


What Invisalign Cannot Treat


Talking to your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. The dental straightening system is ideal for minor dental issues. If you have severe dental problems like the following, you may need to consider traditional braces:


  • Impacted teeth

  • Severe dental crowding or swarming

  • Intercuspation

  • Severe rotations

  • Torque and tip control

  • Bite problems

  • Issues with facial bone development


Invisalign can help you gain more balance in your dental health. At Elite Dentistry & Implant Center, we guide our patients as they go through their Invisalign treatment. Please visit our clinic in Chelsea, Alabama, for a one-on-one consultation. Call us at 205-224-0040 to schedule an appointment or ask questions about our Invisalign packages.