Braces are a necessary implement for people to straighten their teeth and correct jaw problems. The problem with most of the kinds of dental braces available today is the visibility of the bulky and sometimes awkward devices. There is a better alternative to having braces installed on your teeth and that is wearing clear Invisalign orthodontic devices.
Invisalign orthodontics, or better known as Invisalign braces, is not made up of brackets and wires like ordinary braces. Instead, they are made up of clear aligners or trays designed to move teeth into their desired positions. Every 4 or 6 weeks, the aligners are changed to allow for the teeth configuration to be installed into the new trays. This makes it easier for dentists to install and for users to use. In addition to setting teeth straight and correcting a large number of dental problems such as crowded or crooked teeth, listed here are some of the benefits that one can enjoy from Invisalign orthodontics.
1. Allows one to eat whatever food he loves to eat – Because the aligners are removable, eating is much easier and much more enjoyable for Invisalign users. They don’t have to modify their diets by a whole lot. Invisalign users can enjoy rare steak and other meaty or hard foods. But of course, some types of food have to be avoided since the teeth can set in the wrong position if the instructions are not followed.
2. Invisalign is invisible – Since the aligners are worn on the inside of the teeth, Invisalign is practically impossible to detect by people other than the one wearing the device. This makes it perfect for those people who want to have perfectly aligned without the ridicule and teasing faced by someone who wears visible braces. In addition, the Invisalign trays can also be used as whitening trays for tooth whitening purposes.
3. Better periodontal health – This is another advantage of Invisalign braces being removable. It makes flossing and brushing much easier and faster for its users than braces do for dental brace users. Invisalign’s removability also makes periodontal care more efficient by letting the users brush their teeth much longer than their counterpart. And because it is removable, there is less risk of muscle soreness when compared to braces. Attending special occasions which calls for braces being removed is also no longer a problem.
4. Better fitness – Sports and other strenuous activities are a big problem for people wearing braces. But because the device is removable, the user does not need to have to custom fitted with a special mouth guard. He just has to remove his Invisalign orthodontics and put in ordinary mouth guards. There is also less risk for permanent tooth damage from broken brackets and wires from braces.
These are just a few of the advantages enjoyed by Invisalign users over users of dental braces. Invisalign is more expensive than ordinary braces but the proper setting of the teeth and improved self-esteem alone more than compensates for the additional cost.