For decades, the only way to achieve a straight smile was to suffer through unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces with brackets and wires. It may sound too good to be true, but your dream smile is just a handful of clear aligners away.
Dr. Saeed Mokhayeri and Dr. Hengameh Safarcherati at Arya Dental share these 10 reasons why Invisalign® remains so popular.
Many people seek Invisalign’s aesthetically pleasing transparent aligners over traditional braces. With no metal wires, brackets, or rubber bands, Invisalign aligners won’t make you feel self-conscious about your teeth-straightening process.
Goodbye, puffy lips: When you lose the bulky brackets and other hardware, you are left with a smoother, more natural surface, which reduces the awkward and uncomfortable protrusion that metal braces often create.
Easier to clean
A primary benefit to Invisalign is that they are exponentially easier to clean compared to metal braces. With Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about food particles getting stuck in brackets or hard-to-reach places. Just take them out, brush your teeth and your aligners, and rinse them clean.
No painful appointments
During your Invisalign treatment, you’ll check in with Dr. Mokhayeri and Dr. Safarcherati periodically. They will assess your progress, give you tips, and hand you your new set of aligners. Then you’ll be out the door in no time — no painful tightening required.
Can be quicker
On average, metal braces take 18 months to three years to complete treatment. Invisalign can straighten your teeth in as little as six months, though the average treatment is about one year.
Reduce risk of cavities and gum disease
When you can’t thoroughly clean your teeth and gums — which is often the case with metal braces — your risk for cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental health complications increases. Because Invisalign aligners make it easy to clean your teeth as you normally would, you don’t need to worry about hygiene issues.
No eating restrictions
When you wear metal braces, you’re told you can’t eat certain foods, including apples, corn on the cob, hard candy, popcorn, and more. Because you take Invisalign aligners out when you eat, you needn’t avoid any foods. Just be sure to brush your teeth before replacing your aligners.
Made from SmartTrack® material
Invisalign’s specially designed material helps your aligners painlessly slide on and off, fit snugly around your teeth, and apply a gentle, constant force that gradually straightens your teeth.
Easily removable at the end of treatment
Unlike braces, which require a lengthy and uncomfortable removal appointment, your Invisalign removal is almost unceremoniously easy: You just slide them off like you’re about to eat a snack. You’ll still need to see Dr. Mokhayeri and Dr. Safarcherati to get fitted for your retainer, but overall, removal of Invisalign is incredibly easy.
Last, but definitely not least, Invisalign often proves to be a safer option than traditional braces. Invisalign’s clear aligners are much gentler on your gums and mouth than metal wires and brackets, reducing your risk of punctures and scratches on the inside of your mouth and gums.
To get started with your Invisalign treatment, call Arya Dental to set up a consultation, or book an appointment online.