Why Clear Aligners
Who doesn’t want straight, perfect teeth? But if you aren’t sure what treatment plan to choose from, we can help you out. If you’re considering Invisalign, we will urge you to do your research and approach your dentist with any questions you might have. Invisalign is a great option for straight teeth, but seeking professional guidance at Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group can be a good idea. and can check whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
When you come to the dentist, we will take a mold of your mouth and create different aligners that you will use for a few months. Each new piece is tighter than the previous one, shaping the teeth over time. You only have to wear them for at least 20 hours a day.
Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?
Even if you have never gotten braces, you might know about the hardships that they come with. They are quite hard to clean. Invisalign is a great option! They can be easily removed if you want to clean your mouth. To clean the aligners, all you need to do is brush them gently with warm water and toothpaste. This ensures that you can keep your oral hygiene at the optimum level. Braces come with some restrictions when it comes to eating, since food might get caught in the braces and cause damage to the teeth. Eating with aligners is easy, and you can have whatever you want. You can simply remove the aligners, keep them in their case while you have whatever food you wish to have, give your mouth a nice rinse, and re-insert the aligners afterwards! It’s that simple!
Braces can be uncomfortable and painful. Braces work by applying pressure and tension on the metal wires and brackets that are placed on the teeth. It can cause a lot of pain when the brackets are tightened for alignment every four weeks. They can also cause sore teeth and jaw pain. They might even result in cuts on the delicate, soft tissue of the mouth.
Clear aligners, on the other hand, are quite comfortable! They don’t impact daily functions like cleaning, speaking, or eating the way braces do. There is no sensation of pain and no discomfort from wires scraping against the tongue and gums, as braces might do. With braces, you need to go to the dentist every time you have to get the wires tightened, which can be expensive and take up a lot of time and effort. By getting the new aligner trays beforehand, you won’t even need to go to the dentist every time.
Benefits of Invisalign
Everyone attempts to hide their orthodontic treatment, but metal braces are easily visible. If you need orthodontic treatment, aligners are a fantastic choice. As aligners are made of clear, hardly detectable thin plastic, most people won't realize you're using them. Invisalign is a great alternative for orthodontic treatment. According to patients who have worn both braces and clear aligners, they find aligners far more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
Made of plastic, Invisalign also includes the state-of-the-art SmartTrack® material for consistent, more pleasant tooth movement. Almost all orthodontic issues may now be addressed just as well with Invisalign as metal braces, thanks to advancements in Invisalign technology. Clear aligners for teens and adults who want straight teeth and a better bite are widely available now. Call us at 916-773-6565, and our dentists will check whether Invisalign is a suitable option for you.