Invisalign® is an orthodontic product and is made of plastic. These are invisible aligners, meaning that people around you would not even spot that you are wearing aligners. This is the main purpose of the invention of this concept. Thus, you can still have a clear smile while you’re going through orthodontic treatment. Have you wondered what life with Invisalign® would be like?
Besides being invisible, Invisalign® comes with several other benefits. The following are the major benefits of Invisalign® treatment.
1. Better oral hygiene
Unlike other forms of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® is removable. This means that you can take them off while you brush and floss, and then put them back on. This does not spare any area in your mouth from getting cleaned.
Orthodontic braces, however, have brackets that cover a large portion of the teeth, which cannot be cleaned. Furthermore, you have to remove your Invisalign® while eating, which prevents food particles from getting stuck in there. Thus, Invisalign® makes way for better oral hygiene than other forms of orthodontic treatment.
2. Fewer diet restrictions
With other forms of orthodontic treatment, you are likely to face many restrictions on your diet. However, Invisalign® spares you from this struggle. This is because you remove them when you eat and thus, no matter what you eat, it doesn’t affect your Invisalign®.
3. Better comfort
Since it is made of plastic, Invisalign® is comfortably light and smooth. Thus, it spares you from the struggles of broken wires and brackets. Many patients complain about the discomfort that they have to go through with other forms of orthodontic treatment.
With Invisalign®, there are no sharp edges that you have to worry about and it is custom made to fit your natural teeth. Thus, Invisalign® prevents any sort of oral injuries arising out of the orthodontic treatment.
4. No surprises
Other forms of orthodontic treatment can come up with some surprises, as the treatment progresses. This is because in those cases, the dentist is oftentimes not sure of the course that the treatment would take over time.
However, in the case of Invisalign®, the entire timeline of the treatment is computerized. This means that you know what you’d be going through, and when. Although this might not seem to be a big deal, this preparedness does play a vital role in instilling confidence in the treatment that you’re going through.
5. Fewer appointments
With Invisalign®, you do have to visit the orthodontist on a regular basis. However, that is just to collect your new set of Invisalign® and monitor your progress in the treatment. When summed up, these visits are fewer in number when compared to other forms of orthodontic treatment.
6. Good for pregnancy
While no one would frown upon if you wear dental braces during your pregnancy, dentists would still recommend Invisalign® during this phase. This is primarily because, during pregnancy, a woman is more prone to gum diseases and poor oral health. With dental braces, this could only worsen the situation, since food particles tend to get stuck in the braces and brushing and flossing is not too effective with braces on.
Due to the removable nature of Invisalign®, women can take them off while eating and cleaning their teeth, thereby maintaining proper oral hygiene, which is very much required during pregnancy.
However, note that Invisalign® usually takes a longer duration of time than traditional orthodontic braces to straighten your teeth. Furthermore, Invisalign® cannot cure complex sorts of teeth misalignment. They are even more expensive throughout the treatment process as compared to orthodontic braces. However, some patients require less amount of time to get perfect results with Invisalign®.