Invisalign is quickly becoming the preferred solution for teeth-straightening in both teens and adults. And it’s no surprise. This advanced orthodontic method is popular for its comfort level, cost, flexibility in regards to eating and brushing, and of course its effectiveness.
But many people who are just beginning to look into braces still don’t realize this option exists. That’s because not all orthodontists offer it yet, even though it’s been on the market for several years now.
If you’re comparing your own options and want to obtain a bright, healthy smile with little hassle, then here are some of the key reasons why you may want to avoid traditional braces.
Traditional braces use sharp metal brackets and wires that are known to pinch and poke the inside of your mouth, causing discomfort throughout the day. But Invisalign (often referred to as “invisible braces”) use clear, comfortable plastic aligners that you simply wear over your teeth.
Just as effective.
Many people incorrectly assume that traditional braces are more “powerful” because they are made of rigid metal. But the simple fact is that “invisible braces” are just as effective – if not more so – at straightening teeth and correcting a wide variety of common bite problems.
Eat what you want.
You can easily remove your Invisalign aligners at any time, which means you can continue to eat all the foods you love – even hard candies. Metal braces, on the other hand, cannot be removed, and they can be easily damaged by certain foods that you must avoid for the entire 2+ years that you wear them.
Normal brushing and flossing.
Let’s face it… brushing and flossing is a royal pain when you’re wearing traditional braces. Flossing in between the wires is incredibly difficult and time-consuming. Plus, you have to be careful not to damage the braces with your toothbrush. With Invisalign, you simply pop out the aligners, brush and floss as normal, and then pop them back in again. It’s virtually no different from your normal routine.
The beauty of Invisalign is that it’s barely noticeable. Many people won’t even realize you’re wearing it. That’s a stark contrast to traditional braces, which are clearly noticeable, even from across the room.
Fewer visits to the orthodontist.
Traditional braces need to be constantly re-tightened and checked on every two weeks for the duration of your orthodontic work. But with “invisible braces,” you receive 4-6 weeks’ worth of aligners at a time, which means you don’t need to visit the orthodontist nearly as often. That’s a huge benefit for both kids and adults who have busy schedules.
Questions? We have answers!
Learn more by contacting FUNtastic Dental & Orthodontics in Long Beach, CA. We specialize in Invisalign for both children and adults and we offer a warm, welcoming environment unlike any orthodontist’s office you’ve ever seen before.
Call us at 562-627-8800 to discover all the benefits of “invisible braces” or simply stop by our Long Beach facility to speak with our friendly staff.