If you are one of the 65% of adults who do not have aligned teeth, then you may be considering Invisalign over traditional braces. This comfortable and practically invisible aligner has become increasingly popular over the years. Before you make your final decision, you may want to weigh the pros and cons.
This seems to be the most popular reason most patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces. Gone are the days of embarrassment or snide comments. Aligners offer a way to correct your teeth without the embarrassment.
You Can Remove It
While traditional braces must be kept on until the process is complete, aligners can be easily removed so that they can be cleaned. This means that you will not have to deal with the hassle of preventing food from becoming lodged in your teeth, or constantly worry about the buildup of plaque. With Invisalign, you have the ability to eat whatever you want.
They Are Comfortable and Safe
If you opt for Invisalign over traditional braces, you will not have to deal with poking wires or missing brackets. Having metal constantly rub against your mouth can create a wide array of problems from irritation to open sores. Aligners have a smooth, plastic surface that will not irritate or provide discomfort to the lining of the mouth. Also, this aligner is BPA-free, which means that it is free of toxins.
While it may seem like a hassle, frequent teeth cleanings are a must for aligner users. This means brushing and flossing must be completed after you eat.
To ensure that food does not get stuck between the aligner, it must be removed prior to eating or drinking (water is an exception).
Adhering to Time
Aligners have specific guidelines that should be followed if you want to achieve desired results. Invisalign should be worn on an average of 22 hours per day.
Dental Care for the Whole Family from Affinity Dental
Whether you need the perfect pediatric dentist for your little one, teeth whitening for you, or oral surgery for your teenager, Affinity Dental is happy to meet all of your needs. Our skilled dentists have over 170 combined years of experience delivering exceptional dental care to patients throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. If you are ready to get your smile bright again, give us a call at (410) 719-7900 or contact us online. For more useful dental care tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.