What are the advantages of Invisalign over traditional orthodontic treatment? Invisalign is a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing solution than traditional metal braces, but the benefits extend beyond that!
Because the aligners are removable, there are no restrictions to diet or activity. Most people who have worn metal braces will tell you that having to forego some of their favorite foods while undergoing treatment was one of the hardest parts.
Because of the wires and brackets, patients must steer clear of any treats that are chewy, sticky, crunchy or hard. No apples or carrots, popcorn or chips and most candy is off the table, too. This often makes social situations difficult, since so many of them are centered around food.
But Invisalign aligners are removable, not fixed. You take them out anytime you want to eat or drink anything other than water, meaning no food restrictions and a whole lot more fun!
Removable aligners also make a difference to your oral hygiene routine. The wires, brackets and bands that accompany traditional braces can make brushing and flossing effectively a difficult or time-consuming task.
With Invisalign, aligners are simply taken out before brushing and flossing.
Cleaning them is a snap – there are special kits designed specifically, or you can gently clean them using denture crystals and a soft toothbrush.
Last but definitely not least, removable aligners can be a huge bonus when you’re playing a contact sport (you can remove your Invisalign aligner and wear a regular mouthguard) or an instrument (no wires or brackets to get in the way) or on those special occasions where you want your natural smile to be the only thing shining through.
Contact Jamison Innovative Dentistry at 215-343-3900 to speak with us about Invisalign options today.
The office is located at 2370 York Road in Jamison.
PHOTO CAP: Explore the many benefits of Invisalign.