There are times when a patient will need to have their teeth straightened in order to achieve the smile they want. While there are a few different options for straightening teeth, the most commonly recommended treatments are traditional braces and Invisalign. Different patients will find that different solutions are best for them, but reports and studies consistently prefer Invisalign to traditional braces.
Time Required for the Braces
Invisalign braces consistently get results faster than traditional braces. The way that the Invisalign system works can shift teeth faster. This is due to a number of reasons, but many people credit how easy it is to properly use the Invisalign system. Moreover, because patients change their aligners themselves, there’s no need to schedule an appointment to get the adjustments needed to keep pushing teeth in line.
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Comfort of the Braces
Another benefit that Invisalign has over traditional braces is comfort. Braces can be incredibly uncomfortable, they limit the food you can eat, make it harder to clean your teeth, require special wax to help prevent chaffing, and more. The constant presence of braces in a patient’s mouth can become aggravating, and can impair or alter speech.
Invisalign avoids these issues because patients can remove the aligner to eat and brush their teeth, and the Invisalign system goes under the bottom of the teeth, leaving the sensitive gums alone. Finally, many people feel more comfortable because Invisalign is much harder to notice in the mouth than braces, giving patients the confidence they need to go about their day without feeling self-conscious about their smile.
Effectiveness of the Braces
The Invisalign system is also more effective at straightening teeth than traditional braces for most patients. Each tray is customized for a patient’s mouth and uses advanced predictive modeling to show just how it will move teeth so that they line up better and straighter. This allows oral health professionals to request tweaks to the aligners before they are manufactured and shipped so that they can be sure to get the exact results that the patient is looking for.
Braces can become loose or shift in the mouth over the course of normal, everyday use. This means that they can’t provide the same level of correction as Invisalign can.
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Ease of Use for the Braces
Traditional braces stay on once they are put on, and remain in the mouth until the patient achieves the desired results. This can create pain and discomfort, as well as limiting what foods a patient can enjoy, interfere with speech, and other issues. Moreover, getting braces on or getting them changed is a time consuming process that frequently requires time off of work or school, creating headaches to be dealt with later.
Invisalign solves these issues because the aligners are removable. This means patients can take out the trays while they eat the foods they love. Additionally, there’s no appointments required during the course of treatment or to change the aligner trays, the patient simply uses the new tray once they have used their current one for the prescribed period of time. The result is a winning smile with minimal pain and discomfort.
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Care and Maintenance of the Braces
Invisalign also makes it easier for patients to take proper care of their teeth and gums. The aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing, ensuring that harmful plaque and tartar is removed. Additionally, patients can floss, which is tremendously helpful when it comes to preventing gum disease and other complications.
Traditional braces require patients to use special devices to clean their teeth properly, and make the cleaning and brushing process more time consuming and tedious. Patients cannot floss in the regular way when they have traditional braces on, which means that periodontal diseases are more likely.
As you can see, there are many benefits that Invisalign has over traditional braces. If you need braces, ask about Invisalign instead, it might be a better option for you.
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About Dr. Barsky
It is important to have a consultation with a Board Certified Prosthodontist in order to properly determine if Invisalign™ is the right choice for you. If you’re located in the South Miami , Coral Gables, Pinecrest or Greater Miami area, contact Dr. Todd B. Barsky, DDS, FACP. Dr. Barsky is the only board certified prosthodontist in private practice in Miami. He is a fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontists. He will be able to help you determine if Invisalign™ is the best treatment options, and ensure that you get the Invisalign™ orthodontic solution that works best for you.