If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, it’s normal to have a few questions. Which braces are most effective? Which treatment is the best value for money? Many patients today are choosing Invisalign over traditional orthodontic options for a number of reasons. Invisalign is a fantastic alternative to metal brackets. Here are the four main reasons why:
Nearly invisible when worn
Invisalign braces are far less noticeable than traditional braces because they’re made of a transparent plastic material. They’re almost impossible to spot when worn. Everyone can see your metal braces and they might make you feel embarrassed or awkward, especially as an adult. Invisalign clear braces are more aesthetically pleasing and the preferable option for many of our patients.
Since there are not any wires to tighten, Invisalign braces are more comfortable to wear and gentler on the mouth. Invisalign braces won’t poke or scratch your oral tissue like wired braces can. Patients will still have to go through an adjustment period when wearing Invisalign braces, but there is far less pressure on the teeth. Also, you can remove Invisalign aligners for brief periods, such as for eating and drinking. Invisalign takes your lifestyle into account and are not made from materials that can damage your gums.
Easy to keep clean
Since you can remove Invisalign braces, you’ll be able to maintain great oral health by brushing and flossing as normal. Traditional braces are more difficult to keep clean because they cover most of the tooth and can increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about any of these issues. Also, when choosing Invisalign, patients can avoid the common problem of food debris becoming trapped in the braces.
Here at Pure Smiles, we believe that the best course of action isn’t always the fastest one. Wearing traditional braces can get you remarkable results, but treatment can take up to three years. However, with Invisalign, treatment take anywhere from six and eighteen months on average. Our dentists will determine how long your treatment will take based on your specific needs. Invisalign is a great option for those looking for great results with a quicker turnaround.
We are proud to offer a mix of traditional and innovative treatments here at Pure Smiles. We completely understand that for some patients, traditional braces are the better option – traditional braces are far more effective for patients with more complex issues with teeth alignment and crowding, for example. Invisalign braces do however have some key advantages over normal braces: more discretion, flexibility in terms of removal and greater comfort.
Pure Smiles is a quality dental practice with a talented team of dentists. As well as Invisalign braces, we offer hygiene services, dental implants, facial rejuvenation and many other treatments. Book an appointment now at either of our Fulham practices.