Known for more than 20 years as “the clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign is a modern and convenient way to straighten your teeth. Straight teeth are important, as they not only improve your confidence, but they also improve chewing efficiency and are easier to clean. Though metal braces were the treatment of choice for over a century, Invisalign has exploded in popularity. Here are 5 benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces.
1. No One Can Tell You’re Wearing Them
One of the main reasons our patients choose Invisalign over metal braces are because they are virtually invisible. With metal braces, you will have no choice but to flash a mouthful of metal even on special occasions. If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth without having to wear obvious metal wires, Invisalign is a great alternative.
Invisalign’s clear, smooth aligners are virtually invisible, so no one needs to know that you are straightening your teeth. You’ll be able to flash a natural smile without a second thought.
2. It’s Timely and Convenient
Invisalign treatment is incredibly simple, and it puts you in charge. We will place attachments on your teeth and teach you how to use the aligners. Then you will receive a series of custom-made aligners to change at home every two weeks or as directed. You’ll wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day or as instructed. Since there are no adjustments, you will only need to see us for monitoring once every four to six weeks. In addition, Invisalign often takes less total treatment time than traditional braces.
3. 3-D Digital Modeling
Invisalign treatment begins with a digital 3-D model of your existing smile. There’s no goo, and it’s done quickly and precisely. We’ll morph the model to show you what to expect from each stage of treatment, and we’ll have a simulation of what your smile will look like at the end. In addition, 3-D modeling allows us to design a precise treatment plan to shift each tooth into its desired position.
Braces, on the other hand, require you to guess what you’ll look like after treatment is completed. There’s no guesswork with Invisalign, and you’ll be engaged at each stage of the process.
4. Keep Your Current Lifestyle
With traditional braces, you must make sacrifices. You will not be able to eat certain foods, such as apples or popcorn. The metal brackets can cause mouth and tongue irritation, while the wires can easily break.
Invisalign aligners won’t poke or scrape your mouth, because there’s no rough or sharp parts. And because the aligners are removable, you can continue to enjoy your favorite meals.
5. Improved Oral Health
Traditional braces can be tough on teeth and your oral health. They can cause scraping and even demineralization, and you will need to follow a more complex oral hygiene routine.
WIth Invisalign, you’ll be able to remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth as normal. With the smooth aligners, they won’t scratch your teeth. You’ll have an easier time keeping great oral health during your Invisalign treatment.
At one time, Invisalign was more expensive than braces, but this is no longer always true. Colored metals and other cosmetic enhancements can significantly raise the price of braces. You will also need to factor the cost of adjustments, as well as emergency visits for popped wires or loose brackets. The all-inclusive, transparent Invisalign pricing model has no hidden fees. More and more insurance companies are now covering Invisalign as well.
Ready to Get Started?
If you are ready to start your Invisalign treatment with a Woodridge cosmetic dentist you can trust, contact Smile Studio 87 at 630-796-7417 to schedule your free initial consultation.