Invisalign: For Straighter Teeth and a Beautiful Smile
Crowding and gaps, angled and leaning, too short or too long: teeth end up in the wrong places and positions for many reasons. The good news is that Invisalign aligner technology is moving teeth amazing ways to create beautiful smiles.
Not Just Cosmetics: Straight = Healthier
Most people want “straighter” teeth because straighter teeth look better. Doesn’t everyone want a beautiful smile? However, getting straighter teeth is not just about beauty and looking better.
Three reasons straighter teeth are healthier teeth:
- Teeth that are crowded or angled irregularly easily catch food and trap plaque leading more quickly to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
- Teeth in the wrong positions hit against each other in an unbalanced way and lead to premature tooth wear, cracks and broken teeth.
- Teeth often get too long or too short because of an imbalanced bite. This means that means that fixing the tooth length involves fixing bite problems, which will also prevent future jaw and tooth complications.
Check Out These Invisalign Smiles by Dr. Bec
Invisalign vs. Braces
More and more patients and doctors are opting for Invisalign to straighten teeth versus regular braces. Invisalign is the perfect option for people who can’t or don’t want to spend a year or more of their life dealing with brackets and wires.
Here’s a quick comparison of Invisalign and Braces to help you figure out what’s right for you:
- Clear plastic aligners that you wear constantly except when you eat.
- Less noticeable than traditional braces
- Much more comfortable than traditional braces.
- Able to correct many different types of orthodontic problems.
- Fast and easy
- Typically costs less than traditional braces.
- Make teeth easier to clean
- Don’t cause orthodontic tooth spots
- Not recommended for children under the age of 12.
- Less comfortable than clear aligners
- Cause mouth sores and ulcers
- More expensive than Invisalign
- Require more maintenance and more appointments.
- Able to treat extremely complicated orthodontic problems