Invisalign treatment is a great way of straightening teeth without compromising on your teeth aesthetics during treatment. Like other dental treatments, there are a few pros and cons you should know about the treatment. Below are some of them.
Here are some of the reasons people like Invisalign.
Invisalign orthodontics doesn't have metal wires and brackets. The metal brackets are major contributors to the discomfort of those with traditional braces. Invisalign, on the other hand, is basically a smooth piece of plastic. Thus, the treatment tends to be more comfortable than traditional braces.
Aesthetics are the main reason people opt for Invisalign treatment. The aligners are translucent and allow your natural teeth color to show through. Thus, if you have white teeth and you are wearing Invisalign, people won't notice very much and you may be more confident smiling or talking.
Ease of Removal
Some braces are fixed; they remain in your mouth even as you eat, drink or brush your teeth. Invisalign, on the other hand, is removable, and you need to remove the aligners to eat and clean your teeth. This makes it easy to eat and keep your mouth clean throughout your orthodontic treatment.
Braces need regular adjustments to ensure proper fit at all times for maximum alignment with minimal discomfort. Fortunately, Invisalign braces do not require frequent adjustments as traditional braces do, which means fewer visits to the dentist for those with clear aligners.
The benefits above make it seem like everyone should get Invisalign instead of other braces. Look below for some of the cons.
Clear aligners, which are made of plastic, tend to be relatively more fragile than traditional metal braces. This means you are more likely to damage your Invisalign than metal braces. This is a cause for concern for some people, such as those who regularly engage in contact sports.
Susceptible to Loss
As previously mentioned, you need to remove your clear aligners whenever you eat or have to clean your teeth. Unfortunately, these things are small and can easily slip out of your hands and get lost. That would mean visiting the dentist for replacement aligners, which increase the overall treatment cost and time.
Not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. For example, clear aligners cannot handle extreme misalignments such as those occasioned by undersized jaws or overcrowded teeth.
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