Are you considering Invisalign? Perhaps you’re weighing the pros and cons between clear aligners and traditional braces for yourself or your child. If you’re not sure which option would be better, it’s best to learn about both options and discuss them with your dentist. The doctors at Emerson Dental use both Invisalign and Clear Correct systems for our patients based on your individual needs. The following information applies to both systems. We would be happy to set up a consultation to evaluate your specific concerns and recommend the best treatment for you.
Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. Consider the top 5 benefits of Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
1. Invisalign is Virtually Invisible.
Probably the biggest benefit of Invisalign is that it is clear. The aligners that you wear on your teeth are virtually invisible. They are not even noticeable to most people. If the idea of wearing traditional braces makes you self conscious, Invisalign may be a solution for you. Even with clear ceramic braces, the archwire is still highly visible, more so than Invisalign. Children, teens, and adults can appreciate the subtlety of the clear aligners.
2. Invisalign is Comfortable.
Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, flexible plastic that fit snugly to your teeth. There are no rough brackets or sharp wires that can poke your mouth and cause sores to develop. You won’t need orthodontic wax to smooth over the metal. The Invisalign system also shifts your teeth more gently and gradually than braces, reducing the soreness that can develop as the teeth are moved. If you do experience some soreness in the inside of your cheeks or lips from the edges of the plastic, these usually diminish quickly as your mouth gets used to the aligners.
3. Invisalign is Convenient.
The fact that the aligners can be removed from your teeth is a significant benefit over braces. You can remove them when you eat, brush/floss your teeth, play a musical instrument, or give an important presentation. The only requirement is that you wear them close to 22 hours a day to achieve the desired results within the intended time frame. You don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods with Invisalign.
4. Invisalign is Available Through Your Dentist.
You don’t need an orthodontist for Invisalign treatment. Many dentists are now offering Invisalign because there is less need for that level of expertise. Invisalign is administered through computer software. Digital impressions are made of your teeth. Then the computer custom-designs a treatment plan for you. The necessary aligners are created all at once at the start of treatment. You simply wear them as instructed by your dentist who monitors your progress.
5. Invisalign is Comparable to Braces in Price and Effectiveness.
In the beginning, Invisalign was not always capable of correcting the same types of orthopedic problems as traditional braces and the treatment time would sometimes be longer. But advancements in technology have now brought Invisalign up to par with braces in terms of effectiveness. Invisalign is now comparable to braces in price as well, no longer costing patients more for this less visible treatment option.
Emerson Dental Offers Both Invisalign and Clear Correct Options
If you’re looking for a provider who can offer you comprehensive dental with individualized options in care all in one location, visit Emerson Dental. We are a certified provider of Invisalign and Clear Correct systems. With the exception of some severe orthodontic issues, most patients are ideal candidates for clear aligners.