Why Dentists Recommend Invisalign over Braces
Invisalign clear retainers are changing the way we approach cosmetic dentistry, removing some of the downsides of traditional braces and offering a faster, discreet way of straightening teeth. Of course, every patient has different needs and the treatment process depends on the extent of misalignment in the mouth.
In this article, we’re taking a closer look at why we recommend Invisalign over braces in many cases.
Invisalign Clear Retainers Simply Look Better
One of the major problems with traditional braces is how they impact the appearance of the patient, especially in young adults and teenagers when self-esteem is already a tricky issue. Traditional braces fill the mouth with awkward chunks of metal, and they’re extremely noticeable. Many people get food stuck in their braces without being aware of it, too.
Invisalign clear braces are almost invisible to the onlooker. They are made from custom-fitted, smooth plastic that is barely noticeable. You can remove your retainers when you eat as well, completely removing the problem with food getting caught.
Improved Patient Comfort
Because traditional braces can’t be removed when eating or brushing your teeth, they can be incredibly uncomfortable for our patients. The metal braces have a tendency to rub against the inside of the cheeks and gums, causing irritation and sores in the mouth. Invisalign clear retainers remove these problems because they are much more comfortable to wear.
Most patients will still feel some discomfort during the process; however, that is caused by the slow movements of the teeth and jaw and is often unavoidable. Invisalign makes straightening teeth as comfortable as it possibly can be which is why we recommend this treatment for patients of every age.
Faster Treatment Times
Traditional braces may have a maximum treatment time of 5 years, and the average patient requires 2 years to achieve the desired results. Invisalign typically takes between 6 months and 18 months to achieve the same outcome as traditional braces. This makes Invisalign less of a daunting commitment to many of our patients.
Maintenance and oral hygiene is also much simpler with Invisalign than traditional braces, removing the fear of breaking parts of the system or letting bacteria and plaque multiply on the teeth.
With Invisalign, You Know What to Expect
Invisalign uses the latest technology to map a patient’s treatment. The entire process is computerised, meaning you know exactly what to expect and exactly how long the treatment will take. Traditional braces take a trial-and-error approach to straightening teeth, and there is no way to be confident in the end result.
Start Your Invisalign Treatment Today with Titirangi Dental
To achieve straighter teeth in less time, speak to the professional team at Titirangi Dental. We offer the dental care West Auckland needs for outstanding, safe and fast results. Call us on 09 817 6057 or contact us online.