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The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign braces are a modern alternative to traditional wire braces. These 3D printed, invisible braces are already popular, and more and more patients who require treatment are seeing the advantages to them every day. They can be used to treat overbites and underbites, as well as misaligned teeth, making them suitable for a lot of people.

Let’s cover some of the benefits of having Invisalign braces fitted. We’ll also compare these nearly invisible braces to the traditional metal brackets they’re starting to replace.

They’re Removable

Invisalign braces are 3D printed retainers or inserts you put in and wear almost non-stop. However, one of the greatest benefits to them is that you can take them out when necessary. This allows you to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, keeping your mouth clean and helping your braces to stay clean as well. It also permits you to safely eat sticky or hard foods without worrying about causing any damage to them. You can remove your Invisalign braces if you damage a tooth or need dental treatment, and the dentist will not have to work around the invisible braces. This feature is invaluable if you’ve nearly lost a tooth in a fight or accident, because your dentist will be able to help you more quickly and thoroughly. You will also be able to remove the Invisalign braces to wear protective mouth gear while playing sports, and you don’t have to buy any exotic mouth gear to box or go scuba diving.

Speak to an orthodontist to learn whether nor not you can wear them along with a CPAP facemask or bruxism guard. You may not need any other dental appliance at all while wearing your Invisalign braces.

They are Nearly Invisible

Is your teenager reluctant to wear braces because they don’t want to be mocked? Are you as self-conscious of your teeth as they are now, as you would be if you were wearing metal braces? Invisalign braces are nearly invisible, and they can be removed when they are a hindrance. This means you don’t have to worry about your treatment getting in the way of your everyday life. Note that your benefits from these dental appliances are directly related to how often you wear it.

One of the greatest benefits of invisible braces is that you don’t have to worry about your self-esteem while correcting your smile. That may be just what you need to be willing to undergo orthodontic treatment.

They’re Safer

Invisalign braces are often safer than metal braces. You don’t have to worry about a wire coming out and poking you in the mouth, for instance. You won’t develop callouses inside your mouth where the metal brackets rub against your cheeks, either. You won’t have to deal with bands and connectors to apply the requisite force, keeping Invisalign more comfortable than traditional braces. And, if the invisible braces turn out to be poorly made and cause pain, you can remove them immediately. This problem can be eliminated by using good, qualified and professional dentists who take the most accurate models possible of your teeth. Invisalign braces are rarely painful, though any dental treatment applying pressure over time can create discomfort.

They Take as Long as Metal Braces

Some patients only need three months in invisible braces, while some need two years. This will vary based on each patient’s situation. However, metal braces will always take months to cause teeth to shift. In most cases, Invisalign braces will take as long as traditional metal braces. Metal braces remain common, though, because there are some issues invisible braces cannot correct for.