Braces or Invisalign®? Fort Smith, AR
Invisalign involves wearing transparent aligners for straightening your teeth. There are no wires, brackets, or limitations that come with traditional metal braces. While Invisalign has been around for a while, many are still unaware of the treatment. Here we'd like to provide you information about these clear aligners!
Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?
The mouth may seem unpleasant when wearing metal braces because it is practically filled with unsightly bits of metal. They can become clogged with food without you even realizing it, and more importantly, they are obvious. On the other hand, Invisalign braces are scarcely perceptible. They give the wearer of braces the impression that there are none at all. Compared to metal braces, they are unquestionably less noticeable.
Invisalign is Safer
Traditional metal braces include protruding wire and metal pieces that can pierce and scrape the gums and the inside of the mouth. Braces that are clear are supple and comfortable. They don't have any protruding or sharp edges or pieces. Traditional metal braces may have an impact on demineralization and tooth decay. The teeth are straightened with a lot of effort. Clear aligners do not have these issues. Overall, transparent braces lessen the harm that would often be done by wearing braces, such as cavities and gum disease.
Fewer Visits to The Dentist
Patients won't need to visit the orthodontist as frequently with Invisalign clear aligners as they would with braces. Customers undergoing braces therapy are required to come in for adjustments regularly.
Invisalign Gives You a Better Smile
The biggest benefit of Invisalign is how almost invisible the retainers are. The fact that adult patients' coworkers and clients are unaware they are undergoing orthodontic treatment is a plus for them. The same is true for teenagers.
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
The ideal candidates for Invisalign therapy are those with very simple crowding and bite concerns. They are an excellent option for anyone who would feel self-conscious wearing more conventional braces because they are transparent. Invisalign aligners don't have to be worn all of the time. Patients must be able to properly care for their aligners and ensure they wear them at the right times each day; up to 22 hours per day is recommended. Aligners can be removed for eating and brushing.
Clearly, there are more pros than cons when using Invisalign clear aligners compared to traditional braces. At Harper Dental, Dr. Mitchell Harper, DDS will carry out a thorough dental exam before the procedure to make sure that you get the most out of your clear braces. Call us at (479) 431-0280 for more details.
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