Have You Been Putting Off Getting Braces?
Have you been putting off getting braces because you don’t want to have a mouth full of metal? Would you or your teen like straighter teeth, but don’t know what other options are out there? There is one “clear” solution that will give you your desired smile conveniently and effectively.
Invisalign clear braces are a popular alternative to metal braces for those with mild to moderate misaligned or crooked teeth. It uses a series of clear aligner trays that gradually move your teeth into a desired position.
How Is Invisalign Different From Metal Braces?
Invisalign works just like metal braces in that they both help straighten teeth, close gaps between teeth and correct misaligned bites. There are differences, however, that determine whether a patient chooses one over the other. The benefits of Invisalign include:
- The biggest difference is that Invisalign aligners are clear, and virtually unnoticeable. Patients choose Invisalign if they are concerned about the look of braces.
- Unlike metal braces, the clear aligner trays are smooth and generally more comfortable to wear. They don’t catch on the inside of your mouth, and you won’t have any metal wires to contend with.
- You can remove Invisalign aligners to eat and care for your teeth. While the metal brackets used in traditional braces are glued onto your teeth for the length of your treatment, Invisalign makes it easy for you to practice good dental hygiene. You can brush and floss much easier. Also, you don’t have to avoid certain foods as you do with metal braces.
How long you wear Invisalign aligners depends on your specific dental needs. Typically, aligners can be worn anywhere from 12 to 18 months. At Aesthetic Smile Design, we are happy to help patients in the Wayne, NJ area and surrounding communities decide if Invisalign clear aligners are a suitable option. Please call our office to set up a consultation and get started on the path to a beautiful and healthy smile.