Why fix what’s never been broken? The fact that orthodontic braces have been a treatment plan since the early 1900s, may lead you to ask that question. However, Invisalign has accelerated in popularity over the last several years, and in doing so, has pointed out that, though the system of traditional braces may not be broken, it can certainly be improved!
If you are intrigued by all the positive reviews you’ve heard from friends who have already jumped on the bandwagon, it may be helpful for you to hear what makes Invisalign so different. Here are our top three differences:
How Will I Look With Invisalign?
Traditional braces have always been coupled with dread over how it will change your appearance for the allotted time of treatment. Braces, unlike Invisalign, encases your teeth in metal in order to align your teeth correctly.
Invisalign trays, however, are nearly invisible as they are made of SmartTrack plastic, letting your teeth shine much more brightly than the hardware used to bring you the smile of your dreams.
What Does Invisalign Do Different To Ease The Pain?
Invisalign works by gently pressing on the top of your teeth, in order to provide straighter alignment. Braces work by putting an equal amount of pressure on the front of your teeth as on the root of your teeth. Invisalign’s unique method of treatment is the reason so many have said Invisalign is much more bearable in regard to the pain of the treatment.
Although Invisalign is a great option for most, if your bicuspid teeth are too rounded, it may be more difficult for Invisalign trays to connect well enough to correct their alignment. Because Invisalign uses the consultation of an orthodontist, your doctor can assist you in deciding the best method for you to achieve your end goal in oral health.
Will I Have To Keep My Invisalign Trays In Every Day?
Fixed braces are just that: fixed to your teeth. No matter how much you love a certain color, having metal outlined with your favorite colored rubber-bands day-in and day-out for eighteen months to three years is a frustrating commitment to make.
Invisalign, on the other hand, worn an average of 18 months, is a treatment plan for straighter teeth which allows you to remove your trays in order to do things you love, such as eat or drink coffee!
Braces also make brushing a much more tedious task. Brushing and flossing with Invisalign is much more simple, seeing as all you need to do is remove the trays before brushing and flossing as you would do normally.
Signing up For An Invisalign Consultation Today Is Easy!
If you live in or near Kosciusko County in Indiana, and would like to set up a consultation to review your Invisalign options, the doctors and staff at East Center Dental would love to be a part of your oral health and happy smiles. Call us today!