Why Invisalign Is a Great Alternative to Traditional Braces
- Posted on: Jun 15 2014
Dental braces are the conventional way of keeping crooked teeth straight. It uses metal or ceramic wires and brackets to apply pressure to the teeth and keep them in place. But do you want to keep your teeth aligned without having to look awkward with wires around your teeth? If so, Invisalign is the best choice for you.
The Wonders of Invisalign
Invisalign is a new technology in dentistry that functions the same way as traditional braces. But what makes Invisalign unique is that these dental aligners are removable and made of clear plastic material. Here are some of its advantages over traditional braces:
Completely removable. Invisalign dental aligners are totally removable. You can take them off when you eat, brush, and floss. Braces, on the other hand, may be removed but this cannot be done instantly. You need an orthodontist to do it for you.
Less discomfort. A patient with braces has to return to the dentist regularly to tighten their braces, which could cause another wave of pain and discomfort. On the flip side, patients with Invisalign have to wear a set of aligners for two weeks before moving on to the next set. However, patients are only required to return to the clinic every six weeks to ensure that treatment is progressing according to plan.
Barely noticeable. Because Invisalign is made of a clear material, it aligns teeth without the presence of unappealing wires and brackets.
If you are interested in Invisalign technology and would like to know more about this treatment, contact us at Hampton Dental Associates, SC through 414-464-9021 to book an appointment today.