Invisalign: A Great Alternative to Metal Braces
What Makes Invisalign a Great Alternative to Metal Braces?
The aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably and securely over your teeth. Our dentist will take detailed impressions of your teeth to create a custom series of aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position without the discomfort of metal brackets cemented to your teeth.
One of the biggest reasons patients want to avoid metal braces is how obvious they are. They can lead to feelings of insecurity and self-consciousness, particularly for teens and adults. Invisalign, however, is virtually invisible, as it's made of a clear, BPA-free plastic that blends in with your teeth. It's ideal for patients desiring a low-profile treatment.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of misalignment, however most treatments are completed within 9 to 12 months, which is nearly half the time treatment takes with conventional braces.
Easy to Clean
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to clean. You can remove and brush them whenever you want, and brushing and flossing your teeth is just as easy.
Aside from their transparency, removability is perhaps one of the best benefits of Invisalign over metal braces. Conventional braces are cemented to the teeth. As such, there are a number of restrictions on what you can and cannot eat so you don't cause any harm to the brackets. Invisalign, on the other hand, is removable, so you can eat all your favorite foods throughout your treatment.
Because the aligners are custom-made from a smooth plastic matieral, they are far more comfortable than metal braces. You don't have to worry about getting poked with metal wires or frequent and uncomfortable adjustments.
We encourage our patients to research all available options and are happy to assist in the decision. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our dentist, who can evaluate your teeth and degree of disalignment to better determine whether Invisalign is right for you. Please call Smile Today Dentistry in Palm Bay, Florida, at 321-722-0155 today for an appointment.