3 Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Braces

Invisalign sampleFor some, having crooked teeth affects more than just their smile. It also affects their confidence, especially when speaking in front of many people. Although it is merely a cosmetic flaw, having crooked teeth can hold back individuals from building relationships with others.

The good thing is there are now Invisalign braces. Some dental clinics in London like the Sardinia House Dental Practice offer Invisalign, or clear braces, as an alternative to the traditional metal braces used to straighten teeth.

Check out some of the reasons why Invisalign has become popular in cosmetic dentistry and why you should consider it over metal wires.

It is almost unnoticeable.

Invisalign has the same use as that of traditional braces. The difference is that it is virtually unnoticeable.

It is made from clear and shine-free plastic material, so your friends and colleagues will not find out you are wearing braces (unless you point it out). It also fits snugly over your teeth.

It works faster.

Treatment plans vary from patient to patient but most doctors agree that Invisalign seems to work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than the traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, the treatment can take only three to six months or nine months to a year for those with more complex teeth issues.

It makes oral hygiene easier.

That is right: No more food stuck in your braces. Invisalign is removable, so you can take it out before eating, set it aside, clean it and put it back on once you are done. Brackets, wires and bands on metal braces, on the other hand, present a challenge to oral hygiene.

Both Invisalign and metal braces are designed to straighten teeth while improving your smile and dental health. Before you go for one of them, weigh your options carefully and know which can best bring out the confidence in you.