Advantages of Invisalign Braces over Metal Braces
In addition to looking unsightly, misaligned or crooked teeth can make it difficult for people to clean their teeth. Unfortunately, a tooth that cannot be cleaned properly poses the risk of periodontal diseases. This can lead to problems such as tooth damage, teeth damage, and even tooth loss. For people with crooked or misaligned teeth, wearing braces can be an excellent way of enhancing dental hygiene to minimize the risk of dental problems that may force a patient to go for more intensive dental procedures, such as Midtown Dental Care’s implant dentistry services.
Unfortunately, traditional metal braces are less attractive and quite uncomfortable. For some adults, wearing traditional braces can even be embarrassing. Luckily, there is the option of wearing Invisalign braces, which are clear and not as conspicuous as the conventional metal braces. Below is a rundown of some of the benefits that are associated with Invisalign braces.
Easy to Remove
One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign braces is that they are easy to remove. While traditional metal braces can only be removed by a professional dentist once they have been attached to the teeth, a wearer of Invisalign braces can remove them easily if, for some reason, they want to be without the braces for a brief period.
Another benefit of wearing Invisalign braces has to do with the fact that that they look better compared to the traditional metal braces. While metal braces are noticeable and food can even get stuck in them without the wearer knowing it, Invisalign braces are not easily noticeable. They look as though the wearer is not wearing braces at all. In a nutshell, Invisalign braces are more attractive compared to traditional metal braces.
Traditional metal braces may have protruding metal bits that can scratch and even puncture the gums and the inside of the mouth. On the other hand, Invisalign braces are known to be smoother and more comfortable. They do not have edges or protruding metal bits. Furthermore, the traditional metal braces are known to use a great deal of force, and they can negatively affect decaying and demineralization of teeth. These issues do not exist when it comes to Invisalign braces. In other words, Invisalign braces can go a long way in reducing the damage that could be caused by wearing traditional metal braces.
Shorter Duration of Treatment
Treatment with traditional metal braces can take up to five years. On the other hand, Invisalign braces can straighten the teeth in just three and a half years.
Overall, it is apparent that although traditional metal braces are effective in straightening the teeth, they take longer, and they are associated with a number of problems and inconveniences. But alternatively, it is possible to get better results faster by going for Invisalign braces. Invisalign are clear, which makes them less visible. They are also more comfortable to wear. Therefore, if you are looking for a more efficient way of straightening your teeth, Invisalign braces are an excellent choice. Feel free to contact Midtown Dental Care for more information about Invisalign braces.