Four Ways Invisalign Is More Convenient Than Traditional Braces

A new orthodontic trend is sweeping the nation. Invisalign, a clear alternative to metal braces, is becoming the solution of choice for crooked teeth. Most people choose Invisalign simply because it does not look nearly as obvious as braces in the mouth. However, Invisalign is also a much more convenient option than braces for other reasons.

You remove Invisalign to eat.

It takes new braces patients time to get used to eating with braces. Certain foods, such as sticky candy and crunchy apples, are off limits for braces wearers. Others are just difficult or painful to eat. When you wear Invisalign, however, you take the aligners out before each meal, so you can eat as you normally would. There are no foods that are off limits, so crunch away on your apples and carrot sticks to your heart's content.

It's a lot easier to keep your teeth clean with Invisalign.

Brushing and flossing around metal braces is difficult and time-consuming. Many people don't do a very good job of brushing with braces either, and as a result, they end up with bad breath, and in some cases tooth decay. Since you remove Invisalign trays to brush, you can get your teeth clean quickly and efficiently.

You don't have to visit your orthodontist for tightening with Invisalign.

Traditional braces need to be tightened and adjusted every few weeks. All of those orthodontist appointments can really take a lot of time out of your schedule. With Invisalign, your orthodontist will typically give you at least 6 weeks of aligners at once. You just switch to a new aligner every 2 weeks, and come in for quick checkups every 6 weeks or so.

You don't have to apply wax or rubber bands to Invisalign.

Those who have worn metal braces know how inconvenient it is to have to take a break from your day to pop some rubber bands back on the brackets, or apply wax to a metal wire that's rubbing a cheek. Invisalign is smooth, so there are no worries of poking wires. There's also no need for rubber bands. Once the apparatus is popped into your mouth, you don't have to think about it again until you need to remove it to eat or brush your teeth.

If your teeth are not as straight as they could be, talk to a dentist or orthodontist like Mountainview Dental about Invisalign. Never has there been a less obvious, more convenient way to achieve the smile of your dreams.