Posted On: November 18, 2015

What Are the Major Advantages of Invisalign Over Conventional Braces?

Misaligned or crooked teeth tend to look rather unattractive, but they can also hinder cleaning your teeth. Find out what are the advantages of Invisalign clear braces over traditional braces.

Not being able to clean your teeth properly can eventually lead to periodontal disease, which causes gum and bone damage. You are also risking tooth loss. Wearing teeth braces is very important because braces align your teeth properly. The problem with conventional braces is that they are less than attractive. They also tend to be very uncomfortable and unpleasant to wear.

Adult people can be particularly embarrassed when wearing traditional braces. Invisalign clear braces are a fantastic alternative to traditional braces. Here are five major reasons why you might wish to choose Invisalign over traditional braces:

Appearance – Invisalign Braces Will Simply Make You Look Better

Unfortunately, metal braces can impact the appearance of your mouth in a negative way. Even when closed, your mouth will appear to be filled with some kind of awkward chunks. As soon as you open them, the unattractive metal will be revealed. They are particularly noticeable on an adult wearer. Also, pieces of food can get caught in traditional metal braces without even noticing it.

On the other hand, Invisalign clear braces are almost invisible. They are barely noticeable and give off the impression that the person wearing them is not wearing any kind of braces at all. Invisalign clear braces are definitely more attractive than conventional metal braces.

Comfort – Invisalign Clear Braces May Be Removed at Any Time

Once your dentist attaches traditional metal braces to your teeth, they must remain in place until they are professionally taken off.

Invisalign clear braces can be removed at any time. If you want to take them off for brief periods of time (during a meal, for example), you can easily do so.

Safety – Clear Braces Decrease Damage to Your Teeth and Gums

Traditional metal braces are made of wire and pieces of metal that can rupture and lacerate the insides of your mouth. Invisalign clear braces are comfortable and smooth. They do not have any sharp edges.

Traditional metal braces can cause tooth decay and demineralization as they use a great deal of force in order to straighten your teeth. That does not happen with clear aligners. Invisalign clear braces actually decrease the damage usually associated with wearing braces, which includes gum disease and tooth decay.

Treatment Duration – Clear Aligners Straighten Teeth Faster

If you opt for conventional metal braces, you are looking at a treatment period of up to five years. Invisalign clear braces can straighten your teeth from only one year to a year and a half.

Dental patients that consider Invisalign undergo fully computerized treatment planning using our 3D iTero scanner. You will know exactly what to expect and how long you will need to wear the braces even before you actually start wearing them. For more information about Invisalign treatment process please click here.

Invisalign clear braces offer obvious advantages over traditional metal braces. They cost slightly more, but most people would agree that they are well worth it. Overall, they are more comfortable, pose fewer risks and provide wonderful smiles much faster than conventional metal braces.

Call our Las Vegas, NV (Henderson, NV) office. Why wait until tomorrow for a smile you can have today?