If you want a straighter smile, or you have gaps in your teeth that you would like to correct, you might find yourself going back and forth with whether you want to go with braces or Invisalign. Before you can make your choice, you should learn about some of the benefits clear aligners offer you over braces. Here are some of the things that are so great about them:
You will feel more comfortable
One of the things people tend to appreciate the most about clear aligners is that they are more comfortable. There won't be the issues with them cutting your cheeks and tongue that happen so often with braces. Also, the pressure put on your teeth from the aligners is easier to handle and not quite as intense as what you would feel after having your braces tightened each time. Plus, you also get to take breaks from having the aligners in, where the braces are on 24/7.
Your teeth will stay in the same condition
When you wear braces, you can end up with teeth that have white spots because the braces are affixed to a portion of the teeth, preventing them from staining evenly as time goes on. With Invisalign, your teeth will wear and stain evenly. Plus, you will be able to brush all the areas of your teeth and floss without difficulty because you will take the clear aligners totally out of your mouth in order to tend to your regular oral hygiene.
You won't have to deprive yourself of certain foods
There will be a lot of foods you won't be able to eat the entire time you are wearing braces. However, you won't have to worry about depriving yourself of these foods with clear aligners. You will take your aligners out to eat and brush your teeth afterward, so no foods will be off-limits to you.
Clear aligners are less obvious
The design of the clear aligners makes it harder for them to be seen. Unless people get up very close to you and take a good look right at your teeth, they may never even know that you are wearing them, even when you have them in right in front of them. You can even have your picture taken and give a big smile in the picture, and it won't be obvious in the pictures that you are wearing anything on your teeth.
If you would like more information on the advantages of Invisalign, contact an orthodontist near you.