For many adult patients, the misalignment of their teeth causes enough of a cosmetic concern that straightening them seems mostly like a cosmetic issue. The truth, though, is that crooked teeth could pose a direct threat to your long-term dental health, and straightening them benefits more than your appearance. Still, the thought of wearing metal braces to correct the alignment of your teeth may not seem ideal. Fortunately, Invisalign® clear braces can offer a more discreet, more comfortable, and more beneficial option than traditional orthodontics.
1. They’re virtually invisible.
Rather than the traditional bracket-and-wire design of braces, Invisalign® incorporates a series of custom-designed aligners made from clear, virtually invisible acrylic. When they’re in place, the clear aligners blend in esthetically with your teeth, making them unnoticeable even at close distances.
2. They’re more comfortable than braces.
Also unlike brackets on braces, nothing is bonded to your teeth with Invisalign®, and there are no sharp edges or corners on the clear aligners. On the contrary, clear aligners are shaped after your teeth, including the unique contour of your dental ridge.
3. They make good hygiene easy.
One of the most significant long-term benefits of Invisalign’s clear aligners is that you can temporarily remove them. Taking them off momentarily will allow you to eat the meals you enjoy without worrying about food particles becoming stuck between your braces and your teeth.
You can also remove them to brush and floss your teeth more effectively than would be possible with metal braces, which often require special interdental brushes to successfully remove food debris and harmful plaque deposits.