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What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Posted on January 25, 2022

Whether you need your teeth straightened or repositioned, you’ve likely heard of braces, but what about Invisalign? These “invisible” braces promise the same benefits as braces but without the shiny metal on your teeth. So, what are the benefits to Invisalign, and is it right for you?

Easier to Clean

With traditional braces keeping the brackets clean and your rubber bands in good working order can be difficult. In fact, most people who wear braces are told to avoid eating certain foods and refrain from drinking certain drinks that could damage the metal brackets and gear. However, with Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about eating foods like popcorn or other messy foods simply because Invisalign can quickly and easily be taken out and put back in.

More Comfortable

Since Invisalign can be removed and put back in this means the material needs to be a bit more flexible than traditional bracket and wire braces. Invisalign is more comfortable for your mouth and offers wearers the chance to remove them from time to time if their mouth begins to hurt and needs a break.

Looks Better than Braces

As the name suggests, Invisalign is nearly invisible or at least is very difficult to see when someone is wearing them. This may be the biggest factor when deciding on Invisalign or braces, especially for teens and young adults.

Good For Everyone

Since Invisalign is so much easier on the mouth compared to metal braces, that means everyone can wear them with minimal discomfort. From young children to teens, adults, and even seniors, this option is ideal for people with a mouth or for those who are younger. In fact, according to WebMd 50-75% of people could benefit from orthodontic treatment.

Less Office Time and Appointments

Once your metal braces are set, you often need to revisit the orthodontist’s office several times a month. Traditional braces require constant re-tensioning and re-adjusting in order to keep the teeth moving towards the ideal position. However, if you don’t require drastic tooth movements (most people don’t), then Invisalign offers enough movement to be effective. Invisalign however will come with several “phases” where the future movements are already planned out in advance. This means less time spent at the doctor’s office and more time enjoying life and not worrying if your teeth are moving correctly.