It’s important to ensure that your teeth are well taken care of. Unfortunately, there are some things that may be out of your control. For instance, you can find yourself with crooked teeth even if you maintain proper oral hygiene. Fortunately, solutions like Invisalign can help. According to Healthline, more than 5 million individuals, including about a million teenagers, have used Invisalign’s clear aligners for their orthodontic needs. There are several reasons why the Invisalign aligner is becoming almost as popular as traditional braces. Read on to explore some of these reasons.
Invisalign aligners are increasingly popular due largely to their nearly invisible appearance. But why is this important? Well, a lot of adults and teenagers feel self-conscious about walking around with a mouth full of metal braces. In fact, a lot of people avoid orthodontic treatment out of fear of how it might impact their appearance. This is where Invisalign shines. As mentioned before, the trays are almost completely invisible. They are made of clear plastic, and there are no wires or brackets, so you can go about your business without people noticing that you have them on.
Invisalign Trays are More Comfortable
Traditional braces are made of metal and wires that can cause abrasions in your mouth. They’re also generally bulky and can cause abrasions to the inside of the cheeks if a wire pops out of place. This is an issue you won’t have to deal with if you opt for Invisalign. The Invisalign aligner tray is made of smooth plastic, and they are custom-made to fit your teeth and mouth. Therefore, Invisalign are unlikely to irritate your gums and cheeks. However, like with all orthodontic treatment options, you’ll likely experience some soreness with each new set of aligners as pressure moves your teeth into alignment.
Better Oral Hygiene
Oral hygiene can be a bit tricky with traditional braces. Food particles can be caught between the wires and can easily be missed when brushing and flossing if you are not diligent. With Invisalign, it is much easier to maintain good oral hygiene. This is because the aligner trays are removable. All you need to do to brush your teeth is remove them and brush and floss normally as you would without braces. You should also regularly rinse and clean the trays to ensure that there is no build-up of bacteria on them.
Invisalign is also popular because it saves time that would be otherwise spent visiting the orthodontist for regular adjustments and checkups. Contact the professionals at Nowlin Orthodontics to learn more about Invisalign treatment or to schedule your complimentary consultation, today!