Always wanted those perfect pearly whites? Crooked or crowded teeth can impact your self-esteem and confidence. Thankfully, orthodontic care has advanced considerably over the years, and if you don’t want to settle for traditional metal braces, there is a better solution called Invisalign. Invisalign offers clear aligners, so you don’t have to feel embarrassed about smiling, as with metal braces. If you have your doubts about choosing traditional braces or clear aligners, we have a guide below on Invisalign that may help.
The benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign relies on thermoplastic aligner trays that are created specifically for every patient. It involves 3D printing, and the material is clear, so no one can see the braces prominently. Many patients do complain of pain with metal braces, which is not the case with clear aligners. Also, these aligners can be removed while eating or brushing, and you will be able to enjoy the daily routines of your life. The transparent thermoplastic used for creating aligners is comfortable, so you can continue wearing them at work or anywhere you go. Invisalign® treatment doesn’t require you to have a long list of dos & don’ts, and more importantly, you don’t need to come to the dental clinic time and again.
The benefits of traditional braces
Let’s give credit where due. Traditional metal braces are often used for orthodontic problems that cannot be corrected using clear aligners, and that’s a big advantage of many patients. The braces cannot be removed, so if kids are using metal braces, you are more likely to see apparent results sooner. Not to forget, metal braces are cheaper than Invisalign®, at least in most cases.
Which one should you go for?
We recommend that you meet your dentist/orthodontist and discuss your concerns, to take a call on Invisalign® treatment. There is no denying that Invisalign® treatment works for most people and can be a better solution for many adults, who cannot wear metal braces because of their work profile or other reasons. The cost of getting clear aligners is a tad high, but that price is worth paying for. Also, your dentist will be able to explain how to get the most of Invisalign® treatment. In general, you are required to wear your trays for at least a fixed number of hours, to get desired results.
Check with your orthodontist to know more on pros and cons of Invisalign® treatment specific to your case.