If you ask them outright, most people claim to want an amazing smile that conveys their authentic inner self. Afterall, a smile is not simply a set of straight teeth. It conveys an attitude and inner confidence that can help open doors, form relationships, and provide access to seemingly unlimited opportunity. In this respect, a smile is a priceless possession that each individual has the ability to cultivate to allow them to shine in their brightest light.
Yet for many people, a problem arises. What if you were not born with a nice smile and instead have crooked misaligned teeth with gaps? Perhaps it is time to start visiting an Orthodontist in your area for a consultation on whether you should get braces. Not only to fix any health issues that your teeth may cause in the future, but to finally achieve the picture-perfect smile you’ve been after. You can even do it “invisibly” now with invisible braces (Invisalign) that come in the form of clear aligners.
Today we would like to highlight the five best reasons to choose Invisalign aligners over traditional braces. Not because there is anything wrong with metal braces, but because clear aligners provide all the benefits with fewer downsides.
1: Maintain or Improve Your White Smile
It is understandably hard to keep your smile glistening white when you have wire braces on your teeth. Whether you are trying to use whitening toothpaste, hydrogen peroxide strips, or other teeth whitening products it is simply easier when you have full access to your teeth. When you have Invisalign aligners, you can remove the aligners whenever it is time for your whitening treatment and still get the full benefits. There will be no patches or spots where your braces used to be.
2: No More Sharp Edges
If you know anyone who had traditional metal braces, they may have complained about sharp edges on their braces. It is not uncommon for even the best quality metal braces to have some sharp edges and these tend to cut into the soft tissue of the mouth. While they usually will not hurt you, they do annoy a lot of people and could cause infection, depending on your oral hygiene. With Invisalign aligners, you eliminate all sharp edges in favor of plastic aligners.
3: Keep Your Favorite Foods on The Table
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods without restriction during your orthodontic treatment. Unlike metal braces, clear aligners are not affected by sticky or tough foods. Furthermore, you can thoroughly brush and clean your teeth after meals before inserting your aligners again. This will leave you feeling clean and fresh.
4: Maintain Good Oral Health
As mentioned previously, Invisalign aligners can be removed, which means patients have full access to clean their teeth. Instead of having to try and negotiate between the nooks and crannies of braces to get a full teeth cleaning, you can simply remove your aligners and brush, floss, use a water pick, or get your teeth professionally cleaned at a dentist. Clear aligners give you the full range of freedom you need to take care of your teeth.
5: Get A Boost of Self Confidence From Your Smile
When you continue your treatment using your aligners, your teeth will start to straighten, and your smile will improve. Since there are no metal braces covering your teeth you can smile confidently. It has even been documented with 47% of Invisalign users reporting a boost of self-esteem in the process of treatment compared to just 22% of those with metal braces.
Invisalign Gives You the Whole Package
With Invisalign aligners, you get all the benefits of traditional metal braces while eliminating many of the downsides. Combine this with the ability to flash your improving smile at will, and the treatment almost seems to pay for itself. After all, what’s better than a wonderful smile?