Invisalign orthodontic treatment is only becoming more popular and widely used as time goes on. Our Cheney cosmetic dentists have seen how transformative Invisalign treatment can be, which is why, today, we’re here to give you more information about how this orthodontic options works. Keep reading to learn more about how Invisalign compares to conventional braces.
Both traditional braces and Invisalign can straighten teeth, close gaps in your smile, and improve bite issues like crossbites, overbites, and underbites. However, the technologies that they use to achieve these objectives are quite different.
Traditional braces move teeth with metal brackets and wires—the metal brackets are bonded to the patient’s teeth through the treatment process. Invisalign, on the other hand, uses clear plastic resin aligners to apply consistent pressure to the patient’s smile.
Because Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic resin, they are very discreet, and practically disappear once in place over the patient’s teeth. These aligners are more attractive and subtle than metal braces.
In general, Invisalign aligners are also more comfortable than metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are smooth—they do not cut and irritate oral tissues like conventional braces do.
It is also much easier to clean and care for your smile when using Invisalign rather than traditional braces. This is because Invisalign aligners are actually removable—you’ll take them out to floss and brush normally. It is, alternatively, quite difficult to clean plaque from your smile while metal brackets and wires are in place
Finally, Invisalign is much less disruptive to the patient’s day to day life than conventional braces are. Invisalign users will find it easy to keep up with his or her daily activities: sports, playing instruments, etc. Invisalign aligners are specifically designed to fit into your daily routine.
If you want to learn more about how Invisalign works, and whom it can help, our Cheney Invisalign dentists are here to help! Call us to learn more and to schedule a personal consultation!