Reasons to Choose Invisalign

 In Cosmetic dentistry, General Dentistry, Invisalign, Orthodontist, Shreveport Dentist

Reasons to Choose Invisalign- Dr. Ben KacosReasons to Choose Invisalign

Orthodontic treatment is required for people hoping to fix their smiles. Braces are mostly used to do this, but that’s not the only option available. The other option is Invisalign clear aligners.

Most people are already preferring this new age technology over bulky metal braces as they can be quite uncomfortable for most people. 

How does Invisalign work?

These clear aligners are made from smooth, plastic materials and are custom-fitted to blend in with your teeth. These aligners are just as effective as metal braces, but they come without the restrictions people have after installing metal braces.

The plastic trays in these clear aligners gradually straighten your teeth. Every few weeks, your old ones will be replaced for new ones until the treatment is complete.

The difference between metal braces and Invisalign

Braces are attached to your teeth with the help of wires and brackets. Hence, people wearing these metal braces might experience the following:

  • Injuries
  • Discomfort
  • Mouth sores
  • Pain

 Your oral hygiene may also be affected after installing metal braces. The presence of brackets and wires make brushing and flossing more difficult. This may result in tooth discoloration, plaque buildup, or even tooth decay.

You’ll also have limitations in terms of the food you can consume.  Some types of foods can get stuck in between the brackets and wires of the braces. This can be a nightmare to remove, and it can loosen the brackets.

What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign over metal braces?

1. It’s virtually hidden but still gives impressive results

Invisalign does a very good job of straightening your teeth while staying discreet. The clear aligners blend in with the rest of your teeth and will help make your smile look more pleasing to look at.

2. It allows your diet to be more flexible

When you get braces installed in your mouth, your orthodontist in Shreveport, LA will most likely suggest you to stay away from foods that are either, crunchy, hard or sticky. This is to avoid the risk of breaking or loosening the brackets or wires. Dr. Kristina Neda, a Georgetown KY dentist, adds that most people prefer Invisalign because everyday activities like eating, is not affected. 

3. It provides more flexibility

One advantage Invisalign has over metal braces is that it can be removed at any time. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is designed while keeping the patient’s comfort in mind. In order to get the treatment finished quickly and properly, the aligners should only be taken out when necessary. For example, when eating or brushing teeth, the aligners can be taken out.

4. It does not damage your mouth

When metal braces are placed, they have a high chance of damaging the soft tissue of your mouth. This can lead to swelling or redness.  With Invisalign, your teeth won’t feel as much pressure and your mouth won’t get scratched by braces. 

If you are interested in a smile makeover, schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Kacos today!

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