Invisalign™ clearly offers many distinct advantages over the traditional metal braces. They’re more comfortable, allow for better oral hygiene, and require much less treatment time in order to achieve that beautiful smile that you want. Let’s break down some of these benefits a bit:
Aesthetics- Invisalign™ braces are, well...mostly invisible.
Traditional metal braces stand out, whereas these clear aligners are hardly noticeable.
Level of Comfort- Invisalign’s™ aligners are removable, when needed.
Traditional metal braces are bonded to your teeth, and can only professionally be removed. These aligners are able to be taken off for brief times in order to take care of oral hygiene, or to eat and drink.
Length of Treatment- Invisalign™ will straighten your teeth faster.
Traditional metal braces can take as long as up to 5 years to complete treatment. Invisalign™ takes a fraction of the time (about a year to a year and a half) to do the same job.
Oral Health- Invisalign™ allows for better oral hygiene.
Metal braces can cause abrasions inside your mouth or on your gums, and can sometimes even puncture this soft tissue. These clear aligners are smooth, comfortable, and do not have metal pieces protruding from the teeth. Also, because they are removable, you will have an easier time cleaning your teeth and gums, helping to prevent gum disease and cavities, where traditional metal braces may even contribute to their cause.
Treatment Transparency- The whole Invisalign™ treatment course is observable on the computer.
As mentioned above, with computer modeling you will be able to see how your teeth will change, even before the process is begun. You’ll know what to expect out of the treatment, and how long the treatment will take. Traditional metal braces can be somewhat trial-and-error.