Many people have concerns about their teeth being misaligned, and often try to hide their teeth when they smile. For those of you who would love to have straight teeth and be able to show them off, Invisalign is a great option. While comparable in price to braces, we have outlined some of the greatest benefits of Invisalign compared to braces in this blog.
When compared to braces, Invisalign is far less noticeable thus providing a greater level of emotional comfort for people. There is no fear of being made fun of with Invisalign because it is nearly invisible. Even clear traditional braces do not compare to the level of discreteness obtained when wearing Invisalign.
Comparing Invisalign to Braces
On top of the sense of self-security, Invisalign can be removed when needed. This is an amazing feature when compared to braces because you are free to eat whatever you like without the worry of getting food particles stuck in your braces. For instance, with traditional braces you would want to avoid hard or sticky foods to ensure you do not damage the hardware or cause food to become stuck between the appliances and your teeth, which could lead to unwarranted tooth decay. With Invisalign, you could simply remove the aligner to avoid those problems. You are also able to take better care of your teeth by removing Invisalign and brushing the entire surface area of each tooth any time you like.
Next, let’s discuss common comfort levels between braces and Invisalign. As most of you are probably aware, braces often require rubber bands, brackets, and spacers. Additionally, braces are prone to causing gum and cheek irritation because they abruptly protrude from the teeth’s surface. With Invisalign, there is very little irritation to the inner mouth because the aligners are designed with smooth edges and sit nearly flush with the gums. Some irritation can occur when a new set of Invisalign aligners are put in place, but they generally create less force on the teeth when compared to traditional braces.