Plenty of people are still under the impression that conventional braces are the only means of straightening crooked teeth. Thanks to advances in dental technology, Invisalign is now available to move wayward teeth back into place and even correct spacing issues. Though Invisalign has the potential to cost more than regular braces, its merits are worth considering. Let’s take a closer look at whether Invisalign is optimal for your unique dental challenges.
The Basics of Invisalign
Invisalign is a set of completely clear aligners that fit over each patient’s nuanced teeth. Opt for Invisalign and no one will be able to tell you to use aligners to straighten your crooked teeth. Only those who get within a couple of inches of your mouth will suspect you might rely on some type of translucent aligner. This is quite the contrast to conventional braces that are visible from just about any distance.
Invisalign gradually moves the teeth into the desired positions, ensuring a beautiful smile that stands the test of time. The best part is you can remove your Invisalign aligners whenever desired. This way, if you want to enjoy a snack, floss your teeth or brush them, you can simply remove the Invisalign aligner and proceed as desired. Alternatively, conventional braces must remain in place until they eventually straighten the teeth. There is the potential for food to get stuck in braces, compromising your smile that much more.
Invisalign Requires Fewer Visits to the Dentist’s Office
If you are hesitant to take the Invisalign route for teeth-straightening due to the potential cost, consider the value of your time. You will spend that much less time in the dentist’s chair if you choose Invisalign aligners over conventional braces. Ask anyone who has braces about their problems and you will be inundated with negativity about having to visit the dentist for loose bracket/wire adjustments. Invisalign users have no such complaints. These translucent trays merely require the occasional replacement, meaning there is less of a time investment. The bottom line is your time is worth money. You will never get your free time back. Why spend it visiting the dentist over and over again for adjustments to your braces when you can spend that time with your loved ones or making money? Choose Invisalign and you will preserve your limited free time to ultimately get the most out of life.
Consider the Comfort Factor
There will be a brief adjustment period after adding Invisalign aligners to your mouth. However, you will get used to these aligners in a couple of days or less. The same cannot be said of conventional braces. The vast majority of people who have braces complain they are uncomfortable and somewhat annoying until removed. Braces are particularly uncomfortable when they are initially placed in the mouth. However, there is also the chance that wires and brackets will irritate the tissue in the mouth as time progresses. Give your braces enough time and they will eventually become less noticeable yet this comfort pales in comparison to the barely-there feeling of Invisalign aligners.
Our dentists in Tigard are here for you and your loved ones. Whether you need a yearly examination, a cleaning, teeth whitening or Invisalign, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call today at (503) 670-7088 to find out more about our dental services and schedule an appointment.