The Invisalign® straightening system has taken the dental world by storm as a modern alternative to traditional metal braces. Those who are unfamiliar with Invisalign and how it differs from braces can learn more by reading the information below.
Traditional braces cover your beautiful pearly whites with metal brackets and wires. Though this appearance is temporary, it is still obvious and unattractive. However, the Invisalign aligners that snap over your teeth are clear and virtually invisible. Your family and friends won’t even be able to tell that you are straightening your smile.
The wires and brackets of traditional braces stick out and can irritate oral tissues or even harm them. They feel uncomfortable, especially after they are tightened. Invisalign is made of smooth, BPA-free plastic designed to cover your unique smile. These aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and are changed every two weeks to shift your smile closer to your straightening goals.
Metal braces stay on your smile until your straightening treatment is over and the orthodontist removes them. This means that cleaning your teeth takes twice the time that it used to and you have to avoid eating chewy, sticky foods. But the Invisalign aligners are removable and only need to be worn 20-22 hours a day. This means that you can eat all of your favorite foods and can brush and floss your teeth with ease.