Ever wanted beautiful, straight white teeth like the models from commercials and TV shows? It’s not impossible and it’s not as expensive as you’d think.
You most likely considered getting your teeth straightened with adult braces but the bulky wire traps that are traditional braces discourage you from doing it.
Nearly 8 out of 10 adults say that teeth straightening is one of the most important body treatments they’ve done for themselves. With the advent of technology, orthodontists have discovered better ways to get those flawless, straight teeth.
Traditional Adult Braces vs Invisalign
Traditional options are hunky brackets, which come in a range of different materials. They attach to your teeth using special bonding agents. After that, your dentist threads and fastens stainless-steel wire through the brackets using ties. These tighten the frame, allowing your teeth to adjust using constant pressure.
With Invisalign, your teeth get scanned using the iTero digital scanning system which creates a detailed 3D digital image used in mapping out the movement of your teeth over time to reach your perfect smile. From there, your dentist creates your aligners for you which you slip onto your teeth.
Almost Invisible vs Bulky Brackets
The disadvantage of using the traditional braces is that these kinds of braces can be very bulky. Even if you opt to go for the ceramic brackets and clear wires, at close range, are visible while they poke out from your teeth.
In this category, Invisalign proves to be the victor. These aligners use a material when your dentist creates them that allows for an almost invisible look so you can feel comfortable wearing them to any office, workplace or family gathering. It’s no wonder why it’s the best for you.
Removable Aligners vs Permanent Wires
As described above, these adult braces require brackets attached to your teeth meaning that once you commit to traditional braces, you’re stuck with them till they have done their job. Because of this, you have to say goodbye to a lot of your favorite food which can damage or get stuck in your braces like:
- Chewy and sticky Treats: food that has the consistency of caramel
- Starchy or sugary foods: like chips and cotton candy
- Hard food: like nuts, popcorn, or hard sweets
This is not the case with Invisalign.
Once your dentist creates your aligners, you can remove them when you eat, only wearing them the prescribed 20 to 22 hours a day. Because of this, you can save yourself the embarrassment of refusing to eat with your boss because of food limitations and start chomping down on that delicious steak.
Smart Track Technology vs Traditional Wires
Although these adult braces do the job, they aren’t always as precise. This means there’s a need to go to your dentist once (or even twice) a month to tighten and align your braces and prevent them from causing more harm than good.
When you receive your Invisalign aligners, they come in a set which you must swap in and out every week, only needing to come back to your dentist after two months. These aligners utilize a design to adjust your teeth without having to visit your dentist numerous times so you more time with your family.
The Smarter and Straighter Smile
Overall, Invisalign allows you to reach your ideal smile without having to deal with odd-looking brackets or wires. It allows you to eat what you want, when you want, without having to worry if it will damage those pesky metal pieces in your mouth. It allows you the freedom of less dentist’s appointments and more time doing what you need to do.
Are you interested in Invisalign but have more questions? Do you want to know your other options? Feel free to contact us regarding any inquiry and discover the wonders of Invisalign.