4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

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If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, it is vital to have them corrected. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, minimizing your risk for tooth decay or gum disease, they make chewing more efficient, reducing the chances of issues with your jaw joint, and they can boost your self-confidence. While metal braces remain a popular choice for straightening teeth, Invisalign can be an even better choice for many people. Here are 4 benefits of Invisalign.

1. Improved Oral Health

If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, it is vital to have them corrected. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, minimizing your risk for tooth decay or gum disease, they make chewing more efficient, reducing the chances of issues with your jaw joint, and they can boost your self-confidence. While metal braces remain a popular choice for straightening teeth, Invisalign can be an even better choice for many people. Here are 4 benefits of Invisalign.

2. Digital Technology

While it is impossible to know exactly what your smile will look like after braces, Invisalign starts with a digital 3-D model of your existing smile. We morph this to show you the results of each stage of treatment, including your finished smile.

3. Simplified Treatment

Since metal braces are locked in place, they can only be adjusted by your orthodontist. If an emergency arises, such as a popped wire, you must make an additional visit.

With Invisalign, you control your own treatment. You will receive instructions on the proper wearing of each aligner (typically 20 to 22 hours per day), and on how often to change aligners at home (generally every week). You will only see the orthodontist once every six to twelve weeks to check your progress. In addition, Invisalign often takes less time than braces to complete the treatment process.

4. Fewer Lifestyle Impacts

Braces can cramp your style. You will have a mouthful of metal at all times, even on special occasions. You will not be able to eat certain foods. Many people report mouth soreness after every adjustment, and the metal can cut or scrape the inside of your mouth at any time.

Invisalign aligners have no sharp edges to bother your mouth. The aligners gently guide your teeth into position, causing virtually no discomfort. You can remove the aligners to eat foods such as apples or popcorn, as long as you brush your teeth and replace the aligners right away. And the best part is that no one needs to know that you are having your teeth straightened, since the aligners are virtually invisible.

Invisalign used to be more expensive than braces, but this is no longer always true. Colored metal and other upgrades can raise the price of braces. Invisalign’s all-inclusive, transparent fee structure includes the price of appointments, retainers at the completion of treatment and most dental insurers are pay toward the cost of Invisalign.

No single treatment is right for everyone. For many busy, active people, though, Invisalign is the preferred choice for straightening teeth. With minimal orthodontist appointments and nearly invisible, removable aligners, Invisalign will not significantly interfere with your life. We will let you know whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

If you are looking for a Manhattan orthodontist who is highly skilled and experienced, with a passion for helping others, please call Park Avenue Orthodontics today at 212-452-2777 to schedule your first appointment. We are committed to solving even the toughest orthodontic challenges in a caring and professional manner.