Invisalign clear braces use a series of clear, detachable aligners to progressively straighten teeth, so you end up with a perfect smile without having to endure the metal and wires of traditional braces. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is usually worn for approximately 2-3 weeks, then it is replaced by the next aligner in the series until the desired position is achieved. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers many advantages. Keep reading for details.
Your braces aren’t noticeable. As the name indicates, Invisalign braces are clear so you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. This is particularly important for adults who don’t want to look like “metal mouth” high schoolers but desire a beautiful smile. With Invisalign, you can smile, talk and laugh with confidence. No one will realize that you are actually straightening your teeth right in front of them.
Invisalign is removable. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear braces can be taken out so you can eat and drink whatever you want during the treatment period. The fact that you can remove them also means you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would without a problem. Just pop your aligners out at mealtime, clean your teeth well afterward and then put your Invisalign braces back on when you’re done.
These braces are more comfortable. Invisalign is much more comfortable to wear than traditional braces because they are made of smooth, molded plastic. The metal brackets and wires that are required for the old style of treatment irritate the cheeks, tongue and gums and constantly rub painful raw spots. With Invisalign you will not have to visit the dentist every few weeks for an adjustment. A properly fitted aligner can be worn in total comfort.
They are easy to clean and maintain. Invisalign braces are very easy to care for. All you need to thoroughly clean your aligners is lukewarm water, soap and a toothbrush for scrubbing away food particles. The cleaning process is as easy and convenient as washing a dish.
In addition to the above, many people with traditional metal braces have an extremely difficult time cleaning their teeth properly for the duration of their treatment. This contributes to plaque build-up and tooth discoloration. Invisalign clear braces remove all of these problems and more.
If you would like to have straighter teeth and a more dazzling smile, schedule an appointment with Dr Dague at Dague Dental Solutions or call (563) 386-9770 to speak directly.