Benefits of Invisalign You May Not Know About
Invisalign aligners are a popular alternative to traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces. The treatment consists of a series of plastic aligners, each worn for about two weeks before progressing to the next one in the series, that slowly shift your teeth into the desired position.
One of their main benefits is their discreet appearance. Since they’re made of clear plastic, they are subtle-looking and often go unnoticed by others.
However, Invisalign aligners have so much more to offer than just aesthetic benefits. Here are some “hidden” benefits of Invisalign you may not know about.
They are easy to maintain
You can pop your Invisalign aligners out of your mouth whenever you need to, which makes them much easier to clean than traditional braces. Plus, this makes your own oral care a breeze, too, since you don’t have to floss and brush around metal brackets that are affixed to your teeth.
They don’t interfere with eating
One of the biggest issues that patients have with traditional braces is that it makes eating more challenging. Hard foods like apples have to be cut up into bite-sized pieces, and some foods like toffee and popcorn must be avoided entirely. Not so with Invisalign. Because the aligners are removable, you can enjoy all of the foods you like without worrying about damaging your orthodontics.
They are more comfortable to use
Although no orthodontic treatment is 100% discomfort-free, Invisalign aligners are the most comfortable kind of orthodontic treatment you can get. They are designed to fit exactly to the dimensions of your mouth and they take just a few days to adjust to. Their smooth plastic construction won’t tear up the inside of your mouth and you can always take them out if you need to (although it’s important that they stay in place for at least 22 hours per day).
They double as a protective mouth guard
If you grind your teeth at night (a condition known as bruxism), then you can kill two birds with one stone by using Invisalign. While the aligners are adjusting the position of your teeth, they also prevent you from grinding your teeth together while you sleep.
Want to know more about the benefits of Invisalign and if it’s right for you? Contact us today to schedule your appointment.