happy woman holds invisalign in hand

Crooked and misaligned teeth cause all types of oral health problems. It can be difficult to effectively keep teeth clean when they overlap or have gaps where bacteria and food can hide, resulting in decay, infection and gum disease. If you have misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatment can permanently shift your teeth into the desired position. The two main choices are clear aligners (Invisalign) or braces, but more and more people are choosing Invisalign over braces. Here are some of the reasons why.

1. Almost Invisible

Invisalign aligners are often called clear or invisible braces. Although they are not braces, the aligners can provide similar results. The clear plastic trays fit over the teeth, making them almost invisible. Aligners are very discreet, unlike very noticeable braces.

2. Much More Comfortable

Braces have solid brackets and sharp wires that can be painful when they rub or poke the oral tissues around the teeth. Invisalign aligners do not irritate the gums or oral tissues like braces, making them much more comfortable to wear.

3. Crunchy and Chewy Foods Are Not Restricted

Braces can be damaged if you eat crunchy or chewy foods. With Invisalign, there are no food restrictions, as you can remove the aligners when you eat. This means nuts, taffy, caramels, popcorn and other foods are still on the menu – just take the aligners off, brush your teeth when you are done eating, then pop the aligners back in place.

4. Easy Brushing and Flossing

You may need special tools to brush and floss your teeth when wearing braces. Invisalign aligners can simply be removed to brush and floss, keeping your teeth healthier and cleaner during orthodontic treatment.

5. Fewer Complications

Braces can have all types of problems and need constant adjustments. Wires and bands can break, and you will need to visit your dentist often to have your wires tightened. Invisalign aligners are replaced every few weeks, with fewer visits to your dentist required.

6. More Confidence

Many people are self-conscious when they wear braces. Invisalign can help you feel more confident while you achieve a healthier, straighter smile.

If you are interested in Invisalign for teens or adults, come see us at Neville Dental Studio. Call our office in Horse Cave, Bowling Green, or Scottsville, KY, to schedule an Invisalign consultation.

Posted on behalf of Neville Dental Studio

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