DENTAL PRACTICE in Clifton, Union & Bridgewater

Benefits of Invisalign

There are many reasons why we think Invisalign is a great and effective alternative to traditional braces. Below are 5 benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces.

Easier to Clear than Traditional Braces 


It’s true, Invisalign is much easier to clean than traditional braces. The main reason for this is because traditional braces remain attached to your teeth throughout the duration of treatment. Alternatively, Invisalign can be taken off at any time. This makes the job of brushing your teeth much easier than with traditional braces — which can be much harder to clean. However, practicing great dental hygiene is important regardless of if you choose Traditional braces or Invisalign.

No Food Restrictions


You don’t have to worry about restricting certain foods from your diet with Invisalign. With traditional braces, several foods are off-limits during your treatment. Popcorn and hard candies are among a list of foods that can damage your braces. With Invisalign, however, you don’t have to worry about avoiding foods because there is no risk of damage to your Invisalign treatment. Simply remove your trays before eating, brush your teeth and insert your trays again. It’s that simple!


Less Visits To the Dentist


Reducing the amount of visits you have to take to the dentist is always a plus, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. One of the difficulties of traditional braces is that they require many office visits in order to tighten wires, replace bands, or repair anything that may break during the process. With Invisalign, several of your aligners trays are given to you in advance. Which means — as long as you wear your trays and keep up with your treatment, you’ll have no worries. 


More Comfortable


Invisalign is known for being much more comfortable than traditional braces. Many people with braces experience discomfort throughout their treatment due to the stress braces can put on your teeth. Traditional braces can cut your inner gums, pinch the inside of their mouth and can create an intense feeling of pressure. Invisalign is great because the strong plastic of your Invisalign trays form to the shape of your teeth and feel more natural.

However, patients with Invisalign will commonly experience soreness after each new tray is put in. Despite this, Invisalign is still considered much more comfortable.   


More Confidence in Your Smile


The biggest selling point for braces above all else is that they look as if you’re not wearing anything at all. This is great if you are unhappy with the appearance of traditional braces and want something that will straighten your teeth without it being too noticeable. With Invisalign there is no need to hide your smile from others. You can straighten your teeth while having confidence in your smile.

There are many more benefits of Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign can be a great option for patients who want a more discreet and less burdensome orthodontic treatment. While Invisalign may have many benefits, traditional braces may be best for patients with severe dental concerns. Severe overbites and  severe crowding are among a list of concerns that Invisalign may be limited in treating. To know if you qualify for Invisalign treatment, you must receive a full dental examination and learn about your treatment options.