All of us know somebody who either lived with crooked teeth or used dental braces to straighten their teeth. While the dental braces correct the position of the teeth, it is tiresome and uncomfortable. The dental braces needed brackets and wires which could poke and even irritate the mouth. Invisalign treatment is a revolution in cosmetic dentistry. Being virtually invisible, Invisalign is a clear winner over braces. Adolescents and adults who would be embarrassed to use metal dental braces can opt for Invisalign aligners to correct and perfect their smile. With their custom-made virtually invisible aligners, the Invisalign is the perfect tool to straighten your teeth.
The aligners are made of clear plastic which are very comfortable and easy to wear. No one will be able to know that you are straightening your teeth.Once examination is complete; your dentist can plan the exact movement of your teeth. The clear aligners are made of BPA- free plastic which will not poke and irritate your gums and cheeks like the metal braces. By wearing the aligners every day, your teeth will slowly and gently shift to the desired position. With no metal brackets to attach and wires to tighten, Invisalign are more comfortable than dental braces. According to the examination of your dentist, you will have to wear a new set of aligners every two weeks. This shows the stages of your treatment.
Invisalign have to be removed before eating and drinking. It can be easily cleaned and you are free to eat any food you wish to. Thus, there is no restriction on the types of food you want to eat. This is not possible with metal braces. You can also freely floss your teeth which is also not possible with metal braces. Many times, Invisalign dental treatments are quicker than the old, traditional orthodontics. The invisible aligners exert less force and less painful as compared to the braces.
However, there are disadvantages as well which we must consider. The success of the Invisalign aligners largely depends upon the habits and commitments of the patient. If the treatment is not followed properly, or the aligners are not kept on for the required period of time, then the next aligner in the series will not fit. A new set of impressions and aligners is necessary which would add to the cost. Invisalign aligners can get damaged if people grind their teeth while sleeping, or chew vigorously. The treatment is expensive as well. As the aligners have to be removed before eating, they may even get lost. Certain teeth may be troublesome for the Invisalign aligners to correct.
Thus, before you book an appointment with your dentist for Invisalign aligners, you must consider both the pros and the cons. There are other options for straightening your teeth. However, it is Invisalign which is discrete and offers you comfort and convenience.