The main appeal of Invisalign is immediately obvious: straighter teeth without braces. Since the whole point is to make your smile look better, wearing discreet clear aligners sure beats having visible metal in your mouth. That is not Invisalign’s only advantage over braces, though. In this blog, Dr. Ashwini Bhave discusses some of the other perks of choosing Invisalign to address your alignment issues.
1. Easy Eating
Consider yourself fortunate if you have never had to deal with having food stuck in your braces. Because you are not only allowed but encouraged to take out your aligners every time you eat, you don’t need to worry about this daily hassle, or the extra time it takes to clean debris from your braces after a meal either.
2. Fewer Dental Appointments
With traditional braces, you must visit your orthodontist on a regular basis to have your wires tightened. Invisalign does not require as much oversight. Instead, your dentist provides you with many aligners at once. You then follow a schedule, trading out for new aligners that will help to continue shifting your teeth in the right direction. Dr. Bhave will still have you visit her office sometimes to verify that your teeth are moving according to plan, but having fewer appointments overall is certainly a better match for your busy schedule.
3. Quicker Treatment
Believe it or not, braces do not make for a faster treatment. The average Invisalign patient completes treatment in 12 to 18 months, while orthodontic patients usually have their braces on for more than a couple years. The main reason for this discrepancy in time is due to Invisalign not needing as many appointments. You can switch your aligners every two weeks, whereas you might only be able to schedule an orthodontic appointment once a month.
4. More Complex Alignment Issues
When Invisalign was first introduced, it was mainly recommended for mild to moderate alignment problems. Fortunately, the technology and techniques have evolved significantly since its debut. Now, Invisalign can be effective in more complex dental situations. During an appointment, Dr. Bhave can examine your teeth to verify whether Invisalign can help.
See What Invisalign Can Do for Your Smile
If an overbite, underbite, or other misalignment issue is getting in the way of you having a perfect smile, Invisalign may be just the answer you’ve been looking for. Dr. Bhave is a friendly, talented dentist who has achieved great results for her patients with Invisalign. To make an appointment and confirm that you are a good candidate for clear aligners, please call (408) 809-7760.