Many patients put off getting orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to commit to having cumbersome metal brackets and wires in their mouth for a year or more. Instead of having to incorporate your orthodontic appliance into how you present yourself, you can choose discreet Invisalign aligners. This advanced treatment provides a variety of unique benefits that make it a popular choice among patients.
Metal braces are bulky, which causes many patients to struggle brushing and flossing throughout their treatment. All of the additional nooks and crannies that the brackets and wires create provide a safe haven for plaque and food debris to collect. This can increase your risk of developing oral health problems throughout the traditional braces process, including cavities and gum disease.
Because Invisalign trays are removable, all you need to do to effectively brush and floss like you normally do is take them out of your mouth and store them in their protective case. Then, you can proceed to effectively clean your teeth.
One of the most popular reasons why patients choose Invisalign is due to their discreet appearance. They’re custom-crafted from an FDA-approved, clear plastic that is virtually unnoticeable when it’s placed over your arch of teeth. That way, you won’t have to accept your orthodontic appliance as a physical trait that makes you self-conscious.
In addition to making it easier to maintain great oral health throughout your treatment, your aligners’ removable convenience keeps you from needing to change what you eat throughout the process. All you need to do is wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day to stay on track with your treatment timeline.
Unlike with braces, you won’t have to consciously avoid certain foods, because before you eat, you just take your trays out and store them in their protective case. Then, once you’re done, all you need to do is rinse them off, brush your teeth, and put them back in your mouth.