The Benefits and Advantages Afforded by Invisalign®
There are a number of compelling reasons to choose Invisalign® treatment over traditional orthodontic treatment.
In general, the benefits and advantages provided by Invisalign® can be classified into three distinct categories:
Aesthetic Advantages of Invisalign® – The primary difference between Invisalign® aligners and traditional, metal orthodontic appliances is that Invisalign® trays are made from clear plastic, and fit flush over the teeth. To the naked eye, they are all but invisible. Invisalign® aligners help maintain the appearance of your smile while helping to reposition your teeth.
Practical Benefits of Invisalign® – Unlike metal braces, Invisalign® aligners are removable and don’t require constant adjustment or tightening. Though the aligners should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day, they are removable for oral hygiene, meal times and photographs if you want your natural smile to shine through.
Oral Health Benefits of Invisalign® – Maintaining the health of your teeth is easy when wearing Invisalign® trays. Traditional orthodontic appliances are a trap for food particles, and make it extremely difficult to properly clean your teeth. Among the reasons we offer the Invisalign® system at our practice is because you can align your teeth while also maintain them through regular brushing and flossing.
Malocclusion, or the misalignment of the teeth, can impair function and speech, result in or contribute to TMJ disorder, and cause feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness. Traditionally, treatment for malocclusion required the placement of metal appliances on the teeth to slowly guide them into proper position.
The Invisalign® system, which we proudly offer at our practice, replaces the traditional orthodontic appliances with a series of clear plastic, custom-designed and molded, removable mouth trays that are worn over the teeth. This system provides a means of correcting malocclusion while having little impact on your quality of life – in many ways, it’s the perfect solution.