Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment for millions of teens and adults. Offering a results-oriented alternative to noticeable bracket and wire braces, Invisalign has aptly been marketed as the “clear alternative” for orthodontic treatment. Being nearly invisible is certainly a benefit of Invisalign, but other benefits may surprise you. Read on to learn about the unique features of Invisalign that both patients and dentists love.
6 Reasons Patients Love Invisalign
Patients love Invisalign for many reasons, including:
Invisalign’s clear plastic alignment trays allow teens and adults to correct imperfect smiles without wearing bulky bracket braces that are immediately noticeable.
The makers of Invisalign put a great deal of effort into creating alignment trays made of smooth plastic that are more comfortable than brackets bonded to the teeth.
Food and Meal Flexibility
None of your favorite foods are off-limits when you opt for Invisalign. Because the trays are removed before eating or drinking anything except water, you don’t need to worry about hard or chewy foods snapping a wire or becoming lodged in a bracket.
Removable for Special Events
If you’re attending an event where you’ll be eating, celebrating, or otherwise merrymaking, you can remove your trays for a few hours at a time. At weddings, banquets, holiday parties, etc., where you may be having your photo taken, snacking throughout the event, or enjoying wine, coffee, or tea, you may remove your trays for up to four hours without affecting your treatment. However, you must wear them for 20-22 hours to stay on target with your treatment plan.
When Invisalign first entered the market, it was typically more expensive than traditional braces. Today, the cost of treatment with Invisalign is much more comparable to the cost of traditional braces.
May be Covered by Insurance
Patients are often pleasantly surprised that orthodontic coverage offered by their dental policy may be applied to either Invisalign or traditional braces. All policies are different, so be sure to confirm specific coverages with your insurance company.
3 Reasons Dentists Love Invisalign for Their Patients
Dentists also appreciate the unique benefits of Invisalign that traditional braces do not offer.
Brushing and Flossing are Easy
Traditional braces do not allow patients to brush the entire surface of the teeth. Moreover, tiny bits of debris are prone to accumulating by brackets bonded to the teeth. Because Invisalign trays are removed when brushing, the entire surface of the teeth can be fully brushed. Likewise, patients don’t need to use special toothbrushes or floss threaders to clean between the teeth. This can prevent oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Safety During Sports
Trauma to the teeth can occur when patients are competing in sports. Because Invisalign can be removed and replaced with a custom mouth guard, patients are better able to protect their teeth while enjoying athletics.
Reduced Risk of Injury in the Mouth
Metal wires threaded through brackets on braces can snap, putting patients at risk of cuts to the soft tissues of the cheeks, lips, and tongues. Invisalign also doesn’t irritate the insides of the cheeks or lips, reducing the risk of scrapes that can become infected.
Will Invisalign Work for You? Find Out By Booking a Consultation in Westport
Invisalign can correct minor to moderate orthodontic conditions, such as crowded, gapped, or crooked teeth. Invisalign can also successfully treat many problems with an improper bite, including overbites and underbites. To learn if Invisalign can help you improve the appearance of your smile, book an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Mark S. Roisman today. Since 2005, Dr. Roisman has helped countless patients in Westport and the surrounding areas to achieve their healthiest, most beautiful smiles. Call 203-227-6338 , or send us a message to book your appointment.