Most patients want to know how Invisalign can help them. The primary benefit is it helps you with straightening your teeth. Straight teeth are healthier and more efficient in resisting gum and decay problems.
The other value on “why choose Invisalign” is that your bite will be corrected. Teeth that are out of line or protruded are more at risk of fracturing. Bad bites can lead to a very well-known jaw dysfunction called TMJ in which the patient can experience chronic pain. Usually, through expert use of Invisalign, patients can avoid these two pitfalls as well as experience a lower decay rate because the teeth are in correct alignment.
Invisalign consists of a series of plastic retainers that are flexible and gently move teeth. They are generally made for the upper and the lower jaw. These retainers fit over the patient’s teeth and are virtually invisible. At the end of a period, usually six to nine months, the patients has a beautiful, award-winning, white, healthy smile.
So often, people want to know why crooked teeth are a problem. The biggest reason is that poorly aligned teeth can create a natural stress and pressure on the gums and jaw. This excessive pressure can develop to chipping, breaking, and wear on the teeth. When you have crooked teeth, you have a lot of nooks and crannies where plaque can accumulate as well.
Invisalign has an absolute advantage compared to braces. The most significant advantage is aesthetics. When it’s time to clean your teeth, it is also easier with Invisalign because there are no brackets, wires, springs, and rubber bands that braces bring along.
Another reason why to choose Invisalign over conventional braces is that when it’s time to eat, you can take the aligners out and enjoy any food that you like. There are no restrictions when it comes to food with Invisalign, unlike conventional braces. Invisalign is a clear tray that is almost invisible, especially when compared to braces. With braces, you have to watch what you eat; you cannot eat hard food because it can destroy the braces.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign, please contact us and we’d be glad to get you set up for an exam.