The invention of dental braces may not be on the same level of greatness as the discovery of, say, fire or the invention of the wheel, but it’s quite significant nonetheless. Because of braces, countless people have managed to straighten and align their teeth and improve their bite and overall dental health in the process.
However, for all the benefits that dental braces have to offer, many still have an aversion to getting them, and for a good reason. Braces present a lot of comfort, hygienic, and aesthetic issues that one would expect from having metallic appliances inside the mouth.
Thankfully, the advent of Invisalign Clear Braces has given people with teeth alignment problems another option apart from traditional dental braces. Let’s take a look at the beauty of Invisalign Clear Braces and see why it has changed the way most people felt about getting their teeth straightened.
Invisalign looks better
Traditional braces typically have metal wires and brackets that are decidedly unattractive no matter what design they carry or how they’re placed inside the mouth. Invisalign braces, on the other hand, are made of a clear, thermoplastic material that is virtually unnoticeable when worn. Without a doubt, Invisalign is more pleasing to the eyes than metal braces.
Invisalign is more comfortable
There is a considerable amount of pain involved when you have traditional braces inside your mouth. The metal chunks can even cut your gums. While there is still some degree of pain and discomfort with Invisalign, it is more comfortable than metal braces as it pushes your teeth into position more gently.
Invisalign is removable
One of the biggest complaints about traditional dental braces is that you cannot remove them. So when you brush and floss your teeth, you won’t be able to do either properly because you can’t work around the braces. With Invisalign, you only have to pop out the trays, clean your teeth, and pop the trays back in.
Invisalign works faster
Generally, traditional braces are expected to show results within 18 to 24 months, but it is not unheard of for some braces to take as long as five years to work. Invisalign, meanwhile, can work its magic on your teeth within six months or 18 months at the most. The duration of treatment, of course, would depend on several factors, including the number of sets of plates that your teeth need to adjust and the extent of adjustment they require.
You can eat anything you want
When you’re wearing braces, there is a virtual laundry list of foodstuff that you simply can’t eat for logical reasons. You can damage the wires and brackets of your braces if you eat foods that are hard or brittle. Sticky and chewy foodstuff, on the other hand, can get stuck underneath the metal and cause you a lot of problems.
None of these food restrictions will be in effect if you’re wearing Invisalign clear braces because you can remove them anytime. So you can eat all the carrots, nuts, and other healthy snacks you want, and still be on track to achieve properly aligned, perfectly straight teeth.
If the invention of dental braces is a noteworthy event in history, then the invention of Invisalign is simply momentous.
Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle is a cosmetic dentist with Dental Studio 101 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is focused on providing anxiety-free dental services, including sedation dentistry. She enjoys spending time outdoors and being around friends and family.