When it comes to options for straightening your crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, Invisalign is a wonderful treatment that can provide many amazing benefits. However, while Invisalign is a great option for many patients, there are some patients with orthodontic issues better suited to traditional metal braces. Continue reading to learn more details about how Invisalign compares to traditional metal braces.
- The clear, plastic aligners are nearly invisible.
- The aligners are smooth and comfortable.
- Aligners are removable for activities and easy cleaning.
- Removable aligners allow you to eat what you want when you want.
- Require uncomfortable and unattractive metal brackets and wires.
- Wires from braces can poke, scrape, and irritate sensitive mouth tissues.
- Brushing and flossing braces requires more effort, time, and patience.
- Traditional metal braces present increased food restrictions and limitations on activities.
Advantages Of Invisalign Over Braces
Invisalign is a relatively new way to straighten teeth and provide exceptional health benefits. Here are some of the ways that Invisalign has become a more popular option than traditional braces for Dr. Ekstein’s North Arlington, NJ area patients:
The number one reason that Dr. Ekstein’s patients prefer Invisalign over traditional metal braces is appearance. Metal braces can make it hard to focus on anything but the unattractive bulk of wires and brackets. However, Invisalign offers a virtually invisible alternative that won’t hide the beauty of your smile! Additionally, Invisalign patients offer aligners that are nearly invisible to those looking at your smile. And unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed for pictures, events, or special occasions.
With metal braces, patients have regular visits to the orthodontist and can expect long treatment times. Alternatively, Invisalign patients wear a series of clear plastic aligners that are replaced every other week. These aligners can easily and conveniently be removed for eating or practicing good dental hygiene habits. On the other hand, patients with braces must avoid certain foods, forgo some activities, and work harder to keep their braces and teeth clean.
The brackets and wires from traditional metal braces can often irritate gums, scratch oral tissues, and lacerate the inside of your mouth. Tightening the wires can also be painful. But, most Invisalign patients say they experience only mild discomfort with their treatment. Moreover, the thin plastic material of the aligners is smooth and won’t irritate the inside of your mouth.
4) Treatment Length
Patients with traditional braces often require years of uncomfortable treatment to get the results they desire. However, most patients find that treatment with Invisalign is faster and requires fewer visits to Dr. Ekstein. Most patients experience exceptional results in 12 to 18 months!
5) Ease Of Oral Hygiene
Traditional metal brackets from braces can trap food, make normal dental hygiene difficult and create discoloration of teeth. Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating and normal oral hygiene, so patients can easily ensure that their smiles will always be clean, healthy, and beautiful.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Ekstein For My Invisalign Treatment?
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