The 7 Top Advantages of Invisalign Clear Braces in Carrolton!
Did you know that a primitive version of braces has been found on Egyptian mummies? Apparently, people have been trying to straighten their teeth for a lot longer than we thought! Of course, there are so many benefits to having a straight, even smile that it’s understandable. After these early attempts at orthodontics, the first modern braces were created in the 1700’s and evolved into the brackets and wires that most people think of today. But the evolution didn’t stop there: Invisalign came along around 20 years ago, which changed orthodontics forever. Patients could suddenly get the same great results – without the drawbacks of braces. In this blog, you’ll learn about 7 key advantages of Invisalign clear braces in Carrolton and how you can benefit from this modern orthodontic option.
It’s clear (no pun intended) that not wearing brackets and wires is one of the most popular reasons that people choose this option to straighten their teeth. With Invisalign, no one will even know you’re in orthodontic treatment.
In addition, you can take out your trays before special events like weddings, job interviews or having photographs taken.
Less Time in Treatment
For Invisalign, the average treatment time is around 12 months. For braces, it’s more like 18-24 months. Of course, the best way to finish Invisalign on time is to commit to wearing the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours each day.
Also, it’s important to remember that each case is unique, so these times are just averages!
Most patients only need to come in about every 6 weeks with Invisalign, but braces require more frequent visits (typically once a month).
The Cost is Comparable
With any type of dental procedure, including orthodontic treatment, the cost will vary depending on each patient’s unique circumstances.
Having said that, the cost for Invisalign and braces is oftentimes comparable.
Hygiene is Much Easier
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to have cavities or gum problems after braces are removed because it’s so difficult to clean around the brackets and wires.
But you can brush and floss just as easily as before in Invisalign because you simply remove the trays before your daily hygiene routine.
No Dietary Restrictions
Patients in braces have to avoid hard, sticky or crunchy foods for the entire duration of treatment. With Invisalign, you can mostly eat the same diet you did before because you take out your trays before meals.
Dramatically Improved Comfort
This goes without saying, but you can imagine how much more comfortable smooth, plastic aligners are than a mouth full of metal!
In addition to these 7 advantages, you’ll be glad to know that Invisalign can be used on a wide variety smile imperfections, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowding and gaps.
If you’re interested in the many benefits of Invisalign and want to know if you’re a good candidate, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a dentist who is Invisalign-certified.
There’s no question that the investment in straightening your smile will pay off for the rest of your life. But when it comes to how you straighten it, the choice is clear!
About the Author
Dr. Kimberley Capua knows that giving her patients a straight, even smile is good for both their oral health and self-image. She loves using Invisalign because it offers outstanding results – without the drawbacks of braces. If you have any questions, she can be contacted via her website or at (972) 418-1811.