Benefits of Invisalign® Over Traditional BracesThere are many orthodontic options available to patients seeking a more uniform smile. Depending on the severity of your misalignment, your budget, and personal preferences, you can choose between several orthodontic methods to straighten your teeth.
If you’re looking to improve the alignment of your smile, you might be debating between metal braces and Invisalign. Dr. Lai can help you determine the right method for you.
What Is Invisalign?Invisalign® clear braces are a modern orthodontic method that involves straightening your teeth with clear aligners. A series of aligners are used to gradually shift your teeth into their proper place, helping you achieve a straighter smile with less noticeability. Each Invisalign tray is customized for a comfortable fit, and the clear plastic material allows you to correct misalignment discreetly.
When Is Invisalign the Right Treatment Method?For adults wanting to correct mild forms of misalignment Invisalign has many benefits. Traditional metal braces consist of brackets affixed to the surface of the teeth, using wires and rubber bands to guide teeth into the correct positioning. Many patients find this to be a cumbersome method, and prefer the convenience of the removable trays provided with the Invisalign system.
Invisalign isn’t the best orthodontic option for every case, however. Those with more significant malocclusion are better suited to start treatment with traditional braces for optimal results. A consultation with Dr. Lai will help you determine the right method for you.
Other Benefits of InvisalignInvisalign comes in the form of clear aligners, which allow you to remove them when necessary. Although it will be required for you to wear your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours per day, you will still be able to remove them to eat and brush your teeth.
You won’t have to worry about food piling up in between your braces or stains that may appear from brushing around metal. Instead, you can work toward a straighter smile with all of the benefits that discretion has to offer.