Many people want to achieve straighter smiles, but they don’t want to suffer through months or years in metal braces. Our Glendale cosmetic dentists understand this—that is why we are so happy to provide state-of-the-art Invisalign to our patients. Today we are reviewing some of the most popular features and benefits of Invisalign—let’s get started!
Let’s be honest, a lot of people avoid traditional braces because metal brackets and wires are kind of unattractive. The good thing about Invisalign is that it forgoes metal brackets for clear plastic aligners. When you pop your aligners over your teeth, you’ll find that they practically disappear—your teeth are able to shine through during the treatment process.
It can be difficult for people to clean their teeth around metal brackets and wires, and this can lead to harmful plaque build-up. Invisalign eliminates this issue, because Invisalign aligners are removable. You will take your aligners out when it is time to eat, drink anything other than water, and clean your smile. You can floss, brush, and use mouthwash normally; plus, you’ll be able to keep up with your schedule of semi-annual professional cleanings.
Most people find that Invisalign treatment is more comfortable than wearing traditional braces. One problem with conventional braces is that metal brackets and wires stick out from the dental surface, and can irritate the patient’s inner cheeks and oral tissues. Invisalign aligners are much thinner and do not stick out very far; they are also crafted of smooth plastic, so they are not as abrasive as metal braces.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to choose Invisalign to improve the appearance, alignment, and structure of your smile. If you want to learn more about all of your cosmetic treatments, including Invisalign, please feel free to reach out to our Glendale Invisalign dentists!