Choosing the best orthodontic treatment for your teeth is a big decision. When your teeth do not require severe correction, patients may choose Invisalign treatment instead of traditional braces. Our dental office offers many orthodontic options to our patients and assists them in selecting the best option that meets their needs. Our team provides benefits and details, as well as a thorough exam, to assist patients in making the best decision on whether Invisalign or braces are better.
Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth, Using cutting-edge 3D computer imaging technology. Invisalign technology uses your teeth’s current and final straightened positions to create a treatment plan that gradually aligns your teeth.
Then, you will replace your current Invisalign aligners every few weeks with a new set of aligners until you have your dream smile! During each stage of your treatment, Invisalign applies a controlled force to different parts of your teeth. Simply put, each new set of aligners you wear can only move specific teeth.
Compared to metal braces, this is a much more controlled and less painful method of aligning your teeth.
Braces apply constant pressure to the teeth and jaws to shift their position and alter the smile. The brackets glued to the teeth hold the archwire in place, putting pressure on the teeth. As a result, teeth gradually change into the needed position.
Periodontal ligaments are the soft tissues that surround the teeth and bone. These ligaments are responsible for holding teeth in place and can stretch or compress as teeth move when braces shift a tooth to the right, the right ligament contracts and new bone forms to fill the gap.
Some of the advantages of Invisalign over braces include the following:
Traditional braces are difficult to keep clean. Keeping your brackets and teeth clean is a chore whether you’re eating out or at home. It is simple to remove the aligner trays when using Invisalign aligners
Metal braces require a dentist visit to tighten the rubber bands or brackets. Invisalign aligners allow you to participate in activities while your teeth are straightened. When you begin the Invisalign treatment, you will be given trays for the current and subsequent phases.
Because the Invisalign aligners are designed to be removable, you can eat and do whatever you want with Invisalign aligners. This reduces the time required to clean your teeth afterwards. However, before reinstalling the aligners, rinse your mouth and brush your teeth.
Even if you’ve never worn braces, you know of the problems with discomfort. Traditional braces apply tension to the brackets and wires to reposition the teeth. Unfortunately, tightening the brackets causes soreness until the pressure is released, resulting in a vicious cycle of discomfort.
When wearing Invisalign, the wearer can remove the trays to eat, brush, and floss their teeth. In addition, Invisalign reduces the pain and scraping against your tongue, cheek, or gums.
Children, adolescents, and adults can use Invisalign teeth straightening safely. However, while children aged 8 to 12 are monitored for dental issues and the potential use of braces, your dentist may recommend waiting until your child is 13 or 14 to get Invisalign.
While this decision will vary depending on the circumstances, one of the reasons children should not use Invisalign is the responsibility of maintenance and the possibility of losing the aligner tray. True, age does not guarantee that an aligner will not fall out, but it may be prudent to wait anyway.
If you are looking for n orthodontic treatment, let our dental team at Alexander Family Dental give you a smile you will always want. Our dentist’s skilled team collaborates with each patient to create a personalized orthodontic treatment plan that provides patients with numerous options. In addition, we prioritize our patients and go above and beyond to provide them with exceptional care.