As human beings, we tend to be self-conscious about a lot of things regarding our appearance. And for many of us, crooked or misaligned teeth are a big aesthetic concern, making many of us feel embarrassed to smile. The irony is that the most common way to align teeth is wearing braces, the sheer thought of which makes our confidence plummet even more. But the good news is that today there are innovative teeth aligners which are almost invisible to wear, and they’re called Invisalign. Here are some reasons why this treatment is far better than wearing conventional braces.
A More Attractive Solution
Metal braces come with awkward wires which can be even more unsightly than misaligned teeth. Not to mention how food chunks can easily get stuck in them furthermore ruining your smile. Invisalign aligners on the other hand, are thin and completely transparent, for a super discreet look. By the time you actually fix your teeth, nobody will even have noticed you were wearing braces all that time.
In order to achieve proper alignment with metal braces, you need to wait for 3-4 years depending on how much severe your misalignment is. Which, frankly is a lot of time feeling uncomfortable with how you look. But once your Invisalign dentist or orthodontist has you fitted for the aligners, it generally takes a year to a year and a half to work its magic on your teeth. After your first visit, it’s important to go back to your Invisalign dentist every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress and receive new aligners according to the change in your teeth.
We mentioned how food gets stuck in metal braces, which may cause you to hold back from eating certain types of food (bye, bye popcorn.). But the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable allows you to eat and drink anything you want – provided that it’s not bad for your teeth and you brush them afterwards. These aligners also make cleaning your teeth easier, which is often difficult if you wear traditional braces that require you to use special instruments to scrub between and under the wires and brackets. You can simply remove the aligner and do your oral hygiene routine.
There’s no doubt that standard braces are effective in straightening teeth, but in the process their metal wires press hard against your teeth and can irritate your gums. People with sensitive teeth and gums find Invisaling braces much more comfortable to wear. These clear aligners are made of SmartTrack material – a type of smooth plastic that’s moulded specifically for your teeth for a pain-free fit.