We’ve outlined the key differences between clear braces and metal braces below. Which would you enjoy most? Let us know in the comments below!
Most adults avoid orthodontic treatment because they are unwilling to cover their teeth with metal brackets and wires for two or more years. That’s why clear braces are an excellent choice for professional adults, older teens, and everyone in between. With clear, plastic aligners, chances that anyone will realize you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment during your Invisalign treatment are slim.
Wearers of traditional braces must make serious modifications to their diets — completely eliminating hard, crunchy, sticky foods. But with the removable aligners of Invisalign, you can discreetly slip your trays out before meals and snacks to eat, drink, and enjoy life just like you’re used to. Can you imagine going to the movies without enjoying a big bucket of popcorn, too? With Invisalign, you don’t have to.
You don’t want to exchange straighter teeth for cavities or poor gum health. Unfortunately, metal brackets and wires place real obstacles to effective brushing and flossing. But with Invisalign, you simply remove the trays before cleaning your teeth in the morning and at night. That means you can continue to enjoy solid oral health — without spending all your time navigating your toothbrush and floss between fixed wires and brackets.
With the clear, plastic trays used in the Invisalign treatment, you’ll never have to worry about a popped-off bracket or loose wire rubbing a blister in your sensitive oral tissues. Discomfort experienced by Invisalign wearers is usually minor, and it’s simply the result of progress — or the teeth gradually moving into proper position.
You don’t want to feel chained to the dentist’s chair during your orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign, you only have to visit the dentist every four to six weeks to make sure your treatment is progressing as it should. And because the average treatment is completed six months faster than traditional braces, you spend less time undergoing orthodontic treatment overall.
If you’d like to improve the alignment of your teeth with a subtle alternative to traditional braces, contact Dr. Elosta, your dentist in Lansdowne VA. Request your appointment today! We look forward to discussing your options with clear braces.