Benefits Of Invisalign
In addition to being unsightly or misaligned, crooked teeth also tend to be quite difficult to clean.
This usually increases the risk of contracting gum disease; and with it, a variety of serious associated health effects.
To correct the misalignment, you can either go with conventional metal braces or the more recent clear braces, usually referred to as Invisalign. The comfortable and invisible nature of the latter has made it a popular choice for patients who need to have their teeth aligned.
Invisalign is a convenient teeth straightening method. Here, a clear teeth aligner made of a thin plastic film is generated using a computerized process using a mold, which is simply an impression of the patient’s teeth captured by an orthodontist or dentist.
This unique fitting clear aligner is used to realign teeth and give patients a beautiful smile within a short period of time; usually less than 18 months.
Here’s a breakdown of the main benefits of Invisalign:
Invisalign tether aligners are made of a clear piece of thin plastic. This means that they are quite difficult to spot. This invisible nature is quite convenient for adults who find metal braces to be unsightly and embarrassing to say the least.
With these clear braces you can also forget about the embarrassment of having bits of food caught in between the braces and your teeth as is common case when using metal braces.
Invisalign braces can be easily and conveniently removed whenever needed. Since these braces are not held in place using any metal wires, they can be removed by the wearer whenever need arises. This means that you can remove them when eating, drinking or even playing musical instruments.
This easy removal also makes it possible for users to clean the braces and their teeth better, eliminating the risk of the development of cavities and gum disease as a direct result of using the braces.
Shorter Treatment Duration
As previously mentioned above, it takes less than one and a half years to correct misaligned teeth using Invisalign. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, the procedure could take as little as six months, or slightly more than 18 months in some cases.
During the process a clear retainer is used interchangeably every two weeks to achieve the desired results.
Invisalign teeth aligners are definitely more comfortable to use as compared to metal braces. Patients can remove these clear braces whenever necessary to facilitate comfortable eating, drinking and use of musical instruments etc. In the case of metal braces however, they can only be removed with the help of a professional; be it a dentist or orthodontist.
Safety Of Use
Clear braces eliminate the safety risks posed by the use of conventional metal braces. They do not have any protruding sharp edges that can puncture or scratch the inner part of the wearer’s mouth. Furthermore, these braces do not place a huge amount of pressure on teeth, thus eliminating the risk of damage.
To get the most out of Invisalign aligners, be sure to consult your dentist on their suitability to your specific condition.