Are you about to get braces and need help deciding between Invisalign and braces? Well you are not alone. Since the rise and success of Invisalign many clients don’t know which option is best for them. So let’s take a look at the benefits of Invisalign are because Invisalign offers convenience, easy cleaning, less time at the dentist, and so much more.
Safe for All
When we mean all we mean all! Invisalign is safe for children, adolescents, and adults. While children between the age of 8-12 are monitored for dental issues and the potential use of straightening teeth, many dentists suggest waiting until your child is 13 or 14 to get Invisalign.
Even though it is safe for children to use Invisalign, it they aren’t always recommended for children due to the responsibility of maintenance and possible loss of the aligner tray. Now you can always argue that age does not guarantee an aligner won’t get lost, but it may be wise to wait or hold off and stick with traditional braces.
Easy to Clean
Traditional braces can be hassle to maintain. Whether you’re eating out or enjoying a family meal, keeping your teeth and brackets clean is a pain. When using Invisalign, it’s easy to remove the aligner trays. Gently brush them with toothpaste and warm water before reinstalling in your mouth.
Fewer Office Visits
Metal braces require a dental office visit for tightening the rubber bands or wires. Invisalign gives you the freedom to enjoy activities while ensuring the teeth repositioning and alignment progress.
When starting the Invisalign treatment program, you receive aligner trays for the current phase and the several phases. Receiving the trays in advance allows you to move on to the next phase without another office visit.
No Food Adjustments
Invisalign allows you to eat and drink whatever you want because the aligners are removable. This lessens the time to clean your teeth afterward. But be sure to rinse your mouth and brush your teeth before reinstalling the aligners.
Even if you’ve never worn braces, the issues with discomfort aren’t news to you. Traditional braces work by the brackets and wires causing tension to reposition the teeth. The tightening of the brackets causes soreness until the tension lessens, resulting in a cycle of discomfort.
Wearing Invisalign enables the wearer to remove the trays for eating, brushing, and flossing teeth. Invisalign decreases the discomfort of pain and scraping against your tongue, cheek, or gums.
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