Are Braces Better Than Invisalign©?

Are Braces Better Than Invisalign©?

Sep 01, 2023

Are you tired of having misaligned teeth? Gone are the days where traditional metal braces were your only solution to straighten your misaligned teeth. With the advancement of general and cosmetic dentistry, you now have access to discreet, orthodontic treatment.

Teeth are essential for eating food. Apart from aiding in eating, teeth play a role in talking and boosting your self-esteem. You might not be comfortable attending social gatherings with misaligned teeth or dental gaps. Invisalign can help. These clear aligners can conceal dental gaps while aligning your teeth.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are at the forefront of dentistry. Also known as clear aligners, they are placed on your teeth to discreetly align them.

The Invisalign aligners exert mild yet constant pressure on your teeth, forcing them to shift position. The Invisalign aligners can also conceal visible dental gaps. Our dentists in Fulshear, TX, are experienced in providing Invisalign treatment.

The Invisalign aligners are transparent orthodontic devices that are primarily made from plastic. These clear aligners serve the purpose of traditional braces, but with more efficiency and fewer hazards. The process starts with the dentist taking digital impressions of your teeth. The Invisalign aligners are custom-made and need to be changed every two weeks. Since the Invisalign clear aligners apply a steady force on your teeth, they cause them to shift position. Hence, the same Invisalign aligner would not be effective after a few days.

This non-invasive process does not hurt and can be concluded in a couple of visits to the dentist. With the incorporation of dental x-rays, it becomes easier for the dentist to see your bite, gums, and dental gaps. The advanced technology used for digital impressions ensures that the Invisalign aligners fit perfectly.

The Care

Care for any dental prosthesis starts with maintaining good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth twice a day, regular flossing, and using a mild mouthwash is helpful. The Invisalign aligners should be cleaned twice a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste.

It is recommended to rinse your Invisalign in lukewarm water every time you take it out to minimize bacterial growth. You can also soak your Invisalign in a denture cleaning solution when you are not wearing them.

The only thing that is advised to be drunk with your Invisalign is water. While eating or drinking, it is better to remove the Invisalign. The food can not only damage your Invisalign but might also cause permanent stains.

Invisalign braces should be kept secured in a box when not in use to prevent bacterial growth.

Invisalign Braces vs. Traditional Braces

Recent studies reveal patients with traditional braces have more complaints about their orthodontic treatment than patients using Invisalign. Metal braces come with metal wires that can cause cuts in your tongue, mouth, or lips. You cannot remove the metal braces at will and will need to visit your orthodontist if you want them removed. Traditional braces also make it more difficult to clean your teeth.

On the contrary, Invisalign fits perfectly on your teeth and does not pose a threat of cuts. Moreover, Invisalign is more aesthetically pleasing and can conceal dental stains and dental gaps. The treatment time for Invisalign and traditional braces are similar. The biggest benefit of Invisalign treatment is that you can remove your aligners whenever you need to. They can be temporarily removed for eating or brushing your teeth.

The Dental Clinic Matters

Choosing a good dental clinic is crucial while undergoing Invisalign. You should ensure that the dentist you choose is experienced in providing Invisalign treatment.

Smile Bright Dental Studio in Fulshear, TX, is providing a $99 new patient special offer for an exam and x-rays. You can take advantage of this if you are visiting us for the first time. We take pride in providing personalized care and a welcoming environment. You can expect comprehensive dental care utilizing modern technology and equipment.

If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, give our office a call to schedule a consultation.

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