It’s likely that you’ve overheard the mention of Invisalign. After all, 25 percent of adults are Invisalign users and it’s a continued choice for teens when faced with options for dental braces.
Yet, if you’re unaware of the numerous benefits that Invisalign has, allow this article to become a resource for all your need-to-know’s. We’ve narrowed down our top benefits of Invisalign to provide you with a clear picture of braces that are practically invisible.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening appliance that is nearly invisible when placed in the mouth. Invisalign offers an excellent alternative to traditional braces. It’s worn to address minor misalignment issues and provides our patients with a beautiful, straight smile. Not to mention, aligners are removable, making it significantly easier for brushing and flossing your teeth. Using align technology, it is a great alternative to the conventional, not so attractive, metal braces.
Here are a few of the top benefits when opting for Invisalign:
It is invisible
It seems that no one is comfortable with wearing traditional metal braces, especially not adults. A common belief amongst both adults and teens is that braces aren’t appealing. This often results in individuals feeling embarrassed when needing braces to properly align their teeth.
The lack of physical appeal and surplus of functional difficulties make it even less attractive. By choosing Invisalign aligners, you receive braces that are virtually invisible and incredibly functional. Take them off while eating then put them back on after your meal. The best part is that no one will ever know!
It is comfortable
Living with Invisalign aligner is made easy. You can continue eating all your favorite foods, stay active in all the sports you love, go on brushing and flossing as you once did, and experience fewer visits to the emergency room due to bracket and wire breaks.
Once you put metal braces on your teeth, you’re stuck with them until your dentist advises otherwise. However, if you have Invisalign aligners, you’re free to take them off any time you’d like.
It is easier to care for
As mentioned above, Invisalign braces are easily removable. Why? Because the creators of Invisalign understood that life shouldn’t stop for anyone. It truly is as simple as putting them on and removing them as you prefer. Invisalign isn’t likely to damage teeth in any way.
It is safe
Wire and protruding pieces of metal are parts of conventional metal braces. This often ends in inside mouth scratches and puncture wounds. Braces also use a lot of strength to straighten your teeth, sometimes making it extremely painful to wear.
Invisalign, on the other hand, is smooth and doesn’t have any sharp edges or pieces that might damage your mouth or gums. It is a comfortable experience for all Invisalign users.
Its wear time is shorter
If you go for metal braces you may expect that the treatment will last as long as 5 years. However, if you choose Invisalign, then a year or year and a half will be enough to have the smile you’ve long desired.
How much is Invisalign?
Invisalign braces cost slightly more than regular braces. The average cost of Invisalign can vary from $3,500 to $8,000. Yet, there are a number of factors that affect the Invisalign cost and it is best that you consult with your dentist or orthodontist for an estimated price.
Choose Invisalign for a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional braces. Contact the North Pointe Dental Associates’ team of experts and they will create the best treatment plan for you. Call today at (813) 961-1727 and schedule your appointment!