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The Benefits That Come With Choosing Invisalign Clear Braces
Clear braces like Invisalign® come with many benefits over traditional metal braces. They provide a more comfortable and discreet way to address teeth alignment issues. Traditional metal braces have been the go-to solution for poor teeth alignment, but these conspicuous oral appliances often ruin the way the patient's smile looks during treatment.
5 reasons to pick Invisalign® clear braces
Here are some of the benefits people who pick clear braces like Invisalign® over other teeth straightening alternatives get to enjoy:
1. Virtually impossible to detect when worn
While metal braces are impossible to miss when a person has them, clear braces are the opposite. It is virtually impossible to notice if a person has one of these appliances on. This allows many people who are reluctant to deal with their teeth alignment issues to finally get the treatment they need. Wearing traditional braces can lead to teasing and lots of unnecessary questions most people would rather not deal with.
2. Does not promote tooth decay
Food particles and debris tend to get stuck on traditional metal braces, and getting them off is no easy task. This often ends up restricting the types of foods people with braces can eat. For example, it is difficult to eat corn on the cob with conventional braces without getting bits of it lodged underneath their wires and metal brackets.
Clear braces like Invisalign® can be removed prior to meals so there is no need to worry about food getting stuck on the appliance. It means those with clear braces get to enjoy all of their favorite dishes during their treatment.
One of the most appealing parts of treatment with clear braces is being able to remove the appliance as needed. It prevents the aligner tray from getting in the way of daily activities like eating and oral hygiene. Metal braces are permanently fixed in place, and they stay in throughout the patient's treatment. Clear braces should be worn for about 20-22 hours per day for the desired results.
4. Easier on the soft tissues in the mouth
The brackets and wires that make up traditional metal braces can easily end up scraping or cutting soft tissues in the mouth. Clear braces, on the other hand, have a smooth finish with no sharp edges.
5. Better results
Invisalign® clear aligners apply a more precise amount of force on each of the patient's teeth. The result is a more comfortable treatment that provides results in a shorter amount of time. The way clear aligners work, the patient gets multiple aligner trays at the start of their treatment and each is only worn for about two weeks. The next tray in the line pushes the wearer's teeth closer to the desired results.
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Thanks to Invisalign®, you can now straighten your smile without having to deal with traditional metal braces for years. Call or visit our Plano clinic to set up an appointment.
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