When you’re considering teeth straightening as a way to perfect your smile, there are various methods available. Metal braces and retainers were historically your only choice, but orthodontic technology has improved greatly. You can now get invisible braces that provide many benefits.
Invisalign braces eliminate many of the issues caused by traditional metal braces and retainers and they have their own additional benefits beyond just eliminating the problems of the metal braces.
The following are 10 benefits of using Invisalign braces to straighten your teeth:
They Protect Your Teeth
Patients who grind their teeth while sleeping will benefit from wearing Invisalign braces. The trays function as a night guard and protect your gums and teeth from wear and tear due to grinding.
With your dentist, you can also discuss using your trays to apply fluoride treatments to your teeth weekly to strengthen them. Fluoride treatments protect your teeth from bacteria and acids, and can desensitize them to cold.
They are Cosmetically Superior
For patients who don’t want others to notice they are wearing orthodontics, Invisalign braces are the cosmetically superior choice. They are very hard to see and most people will never notice you are wearing braces. Many people feel like they have to smile with their mouths closed while wearing metal braces, but that won’t be an issue if you choose Invisalign braces.
Oral Care is Easier
The trays are removable, so brushing and flossing are much more efficient than with metal braces. You won’t have to worry about food and bacteria building up around metal brackets and causing cavities.
Use the Trays to Whiten Teeth
The trays serve a dual purpose as they can be used to apply teeth whitening treatments.
Speaking is Easier
The space metal braces take up in your mouth can make speech difficult. Invisalign braces are thin, so your lips and tongue can adjust quickly. Many people can adjust to speaking with the trays within a few days. Another bonus is that you can remove them if you need to for an important event.
They are More Comfortable
You’re more likely to experience teeth soreness with metal braces than you are with Invisalign braces.
Cross bite treatment
Invisible braces are more efficient at treating cross bites than traditional braces.
Less Mouth Irritation
Invisalign braces don’t have the metal brackets and wires, so you minimize the risk of cuts in the mouth. You’ll also reduce your risk of canker sores and mouth ulcers.
More Food Variety
There is an extended list of foods to avoid with traditional braces. You don’t have to avoid any foods with Invisalign braces since you remove them whenever you eat.
Whenever you attend a special occasion where you don’t want to wear your braces, you can simply take them out. With Invisalign braces, you don’t have to worry about metal braces spoiling your smile and in photographs.
At Tribeca Dental, we’re ready to help you get the smile you want. Call us today to schedule a consultation and we’ll show you how Invisalign braces can work for you.