Invisalign® vs. Braces
Our qualified professionals at Watermark Dentistry, will be more than happy to assist in your teeth alignment issues through Invisalign® aligners. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment method which assists in straightening teeth without any use of traditional metal braces.
When you visit our orthodontists today for teeth straightening, they will give you a better option, other than the normal metal brackets. With this treatment option, you will only have to wear clear plastic aligners, which are custom made to fit your mouth. These aligners will go a long way in shifting your teeth to their position.
What Makes Invisalign Different from Traditional Braces?
One notable thing about Invisalign is that you won’t be required to make life adjustments so that you can accommodate this form of orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces, on the other hand, will demand you to make some significant changes for the treatment option to work. For example, with aligners, you can remove the aligners when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. This is a major advantage over traditional braces that are susceptible to damage while eating chewy or hard food. Also, traditional braces tend to make your oral care more complicated.
Since Invisalign aligners have transparent mouth trays, you will be able to straighten your teeth using these aligners comfortably. Traditional braces have metal wires and brackets, which take away your natural smile. Plastic aligners, on the other hand, will be gentle on your gums and cheeks, unlike conventional braces that contain hard and sharp edges, which can cut or scrape the inside of your mouth.
Who Is the Right Candidate for Aligners?
Everyone can be the right candidate for this treatment option, regardless of their age. Whatever the issues, Invisalign aligners can assist in straightening your teeth without the worry of being embarrassed - as you would be with traditional braces.
Think of a teenager going to school while wearing traditional braces, or a graduate who is searching for a job with traditional braces on. It is important to note that conventional braces are very uncomfortable and can affect many patients psychologically. However, the invention of Invisalign aligners has saved the day. Thanks to the power of Invisalign, employers can now see the confidence and professionalism of job seekers. The good thing about Invisalign is that you will be able to enjoy your life fully with no embarrassment, no hassle, and free from the barriers of conventional braces.
How to Use Your Invisalign
Perhaps the best thing about Invisalign is that people will often not even notice you are wearing them. You can wear these aligners for up to 22 hours a day, even when you are sleeping. The treatment method takes an average of 20-24 weeks. With Invisalign, you can remove them as you eat, which means you can eat whatever you want, although there are some exceptions.
Schedule an Appointment
We always advise our patients to schedule regular appointments with our dentists to allow them to monitor their progress and make any changes whenever necessary. Contact our professionals here at Watermark Dentistry at (206) 242-5808 today about Invisalign aligners.