May 8, 2023

Should You Consider Invisalign Instead of Braces?

Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth? Traditional metal braces have been the most common option for many years. Invisalign, however, has been gaining popularity as an alternative. Invisalign offers numerous benefits over traditional braces, making it a great choice for those looking to achieve better oral health. Let’s explore a few of those reasons:

They’re virtually invisible.

One of the primary attractions of Invisalign is that the aligners are virtually invisible. Traditional braces are made of metal brackets and wires that are very noticeable when you smile or talk. This can make some people feel self-conscious and can affect their confidence. With Invisalign, the aligners are made of clear plastic that fits snugly over your teeth. They’re virtually invisible. Most of the time people won’t even realize you’re wearing them.

They’re more comfortable.

Traditional braces can be uncomfortable and even painful at times. The metal brackets and wires can irritate the inside of your mouth and cause soreness. Invisalign, on the other hand, is made of smooth, comfortable plastic that won’t irritate your mouth. You won’t have to worry about brackets poking your cheeks or wires poking your gums. In addition, Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, so they’re more comfortable than one-size-fits-all metal brackets.

They’re removable.

Possibly one of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. With traditional braces, you’re stuck with them until the orthodontist removes them. This means there are certain foods you can’t eat and it’s actually harder to maintain good oral hygiene with the braces. With Invisalign, you can remove the aligners when you eat or brush your teeth. This means you can eat all your favorite foods without worrying about damaging your braces. You can also brush and floss your teeth normally, keeping your teeth healthy.

They require fewer visits to the orthodontist.

Having traditional braces means frequent visits to the orthodontist to have the wires tightened and adjusted. This can be inconvenient for those with busy schedules, especially working adults. This isn’t the case with Invisalign. There are fewer required trips to the orthodontist. You’ll only need to visit every 6-8 weeks to have your progress checked and receive your new aligners.

They’re just as effective as traditional braces.

It may seem tough to believe at first, but Invisalign aligners are just as effective as metal braces in straightening teeth. In some cases, even more effective. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and apply gentle pressure to shift them into the correct position. Invisalign can treat a wide range of dental issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and crooked teeth.

They’re a great choice for busy adults.

Invisalign is a great choice for busy adults. Some adults are hesitant to get braces because they don’t want to deal with the noticeable metal brackets and wires. Invisalign offers a more discreet option, so adults can straighten their teeth without feeling self-conscious. As mentioned earlier, Invisalign aligners are removable, so they won’t interfere with things like job interviews or presentations at meetings.

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. More comfortable, removable, and virtually invisible. These are just as effective as traditional braces and a great choice for adults. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth and want a more discreet option, consider Invisalign.

At Cape Dental, we are very experienced with Invisalign treatment. If you are determined to be a good candidate for them, we take digital impressions of your teeth. Using our state-of-the-art CAD/CAM design software, we can create a virtual representation of your smile after treatment so you can see for yourself how your Invisalign aligners will transform your smile! Check out our website for more information or make an appointment to see us. We can’t wait to help you have the smile you want!