Why Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?

The journey to a confident and healthy smile often involves considering orthodontic options. Traditionally, the path has been paved with metal braces - a tried and true method, yet one that comes with its own set of challenges. As we delve into the realm of orthodontic choices, it becomes clear that Invisalign has emerged as a compelling alternative, offering more than just a realignment of teeth. In this article, we explore the rationale behind selecting Invisalign over conventional braces, uncovering the subtle nuances that set these two options apart. Let’s get right into it.

Better for Maintaining Your Oral Health

Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and archwires that are difficult to brush around. Brush your teeth too vigorously, and you’ll end up with bristles stuck to the braces. This can really compromise your oral hygiene and put you at risk of dental complications.

Invisalign promotes better oral hygiene and health since you can remove them when brushing and flossing your teeth. This means you can maintain your previous level of oral hygiene or even take it up a notch once the teeth straighten and become easier to clean. A win for Invisalign.

Aesthetic Appeal

Very few people consider braces attractive, and rightly so. Traditional braces are bulky and in-your-face. They’re also visually intrusive and could mess up your entire wardrobe even if you carry yourself with peerless confidence. This leaves many feeling self-conscious about their braces, but that doesn't have to be.

Invisalign aligners are made from a clear plastic called SmartTrack, a strong, flexible, thermoplastic polyurethane polymer. SmartTrack is completely transparent, making the aligners barely noticeable, so you can confidently wear your smile and thrive in social settings.

Allows an Unrestricted Diet

Hard and crunchy foods are in the no-go zone for people who wear traditional braces. Biting into these foods could damage the aligners. The small bits of food could also get in between the archwires, causing discomfort and encouraging dental decay and gum disease.

Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, allow an unrestricted diet, meaning you can enjoy all your favorite foods without compromising your dental health. That’s because you can simply remove these aligners when eating and put them back on right after. We highly advise against eating with your aligners on, or you might damage them.

Sidestep Sharp Edges

The archwires that hold the metal brackets in place in braces have to be cut at the edges. If not installed properly, these sharp edges could scrape the inner lining of your cheeks and mouth palette, leading to pain and discomfort. Invisalign does away with these sharp edges and instead uses mouth trays designed to fit snugly over your teeth. After a few weeks, you’ll hardly remember you have them on.

Invisalign ALWAYS Takes the Cake!

There’s no reason to restrict your diet, feel self-conscious about your smile, and endure discomfort to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners offer a more discrete and comfortable alternative to regular braces and are just as effective as traditional braces albeit at a higher cost. Make the right choice and get your Invisalign braces today! And what better team to trust with this service than the one at Harrison Family Dentists? Contact us online to book your appointment with our dentist in Saratoga Springs & Gloversville!

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