Having perfect teeth is a blessing, and only a small percentage of Americans have perfectly aligned teeth. Having misaligned teeth can make you conscious about smiling and even talking, especially if it causes a lisp. Around 28% of millennials reported being concerned about the appearance of their teeth and would like to improve it.
The most popular treatments for misaligned teeth are Invisalign and traditional braces. Invisalign is one of the latest teeth alignment procedures developed for adults and has more benefits over traditional braces.
Pros of Invisalign
The biggest benefit by far of Invisalign is how discreet they are. They consist of trays of transparent material that form a thin film over the teeth to straighten them. If your teeth have moved out of place later on in life, or you never had braces as a child, Invisalign is perfect for you.
Invisalign can be removed
Braces are a permanent teeth straightening process. It consists of braces, rubber bands, and wires that pull your teeth into place. However, they’re on 24/7 which means you can constantly feel the pressure too, especially when you first get them. They cause headaches that can make life quite uncomfortable.
Invisalign, on the other hand, can be removed whenever needed. You can remove them when having your meals and put them on later. The longer you keep these trays on, the better the result of your teeth straightening.
No dietary restrictions
There are a few dietary restrictions when wearing traditional braces. Dentists recommend patients to avoid chewy foods that can break braces. Chewing gum, certain meats, and chewy candies must all be avoided with traditional braces. With Invisalign, there are no dietary restrictions, you can eat whatever you like and wear the trays later.
The process is quicker
The teeth straightening process takes time and the treatment time varies from person to person. Braces tend to take longer than Invisalign. With Invisalign, you need to get the trays changed every few weeks, which is a testament to how fast they work.
Easier to maintain oral health
Since braces are a 24/7 treatment, maintaining dental health is tricky. You cannot floss your teeth as usual and reaching all the teeth while brushing is also difficult. With Invisalign, you can maintain optimum dental hygiene since you can brush your teeth, floss, and use a mouthwash.
Fewer consultations needed
With Invisalign, a majority of your orthodontist’s work is done before you can wear the aligners. A 3D scan is taken to make the trays to fit your teeth. After the trays are made, you don’t have to keep visiting your dentist for adjustments.
Meet with our experienced dentists at Bethesda Dental Health to have Invisalign made and fitted to your teeth. You’ll be amazed at the progress! We also provide general dentistry and emergency dentistry services like tooth extractions.
Book an appointment today or call us at 301 654 1887.