Benefits of Invisalign
The traditional braces process can be long and highly visible. First, a Tulsa cosmetic dentist affixes metal brackets to each tooth that will be moved. The dentist then attaches a wire to the brackets. This wire needs to be replaced in regular appointments at a Tulsa dental office over the months or years it takes to straighten teeth. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional orthodontics make teeth straightening a practically invisible process.
Invisalign has become the new standard for effective, subtle orthodontics. Invisalign offers benefits for adults, including:
- Nearly invisible
- Easier oral hygiene
- No diet restrictions
- Greater comfort
- Fast treatment
- Easier on fillings, crowns, etc.
Invisalign’s clear aligners are practically invisible. No metal brackets or wires means they’re nearly undetectable while you’re wearing them.
Cleaning around braces can be hard, especially for adults losing manual dexterity to arthritis. Invisalign lets you brush and floss normally, although you must clean your teeth more frequently with Invisalign than without.
Traditional braces come with diet restrictions. Some foods can damage braces or be nearly impossible to cleanout. With Invisalign, you take out your aligner and can eat normally–there are no diet restrictions.
Removability also means you can take them out for a special event, like a date or a big meeting. Just wear them for 20-22 hours every day to stay on track.
Invisalign’s smooth plastic aligners offer greater comfort over braces’ metal brackets or wires that poke and irritate your cheeks.
Recent innovations mean that Invisalign treatment can be completed in half the time for many patients. Since adults often take longer to get orthodontic results, speed matters.
Braces can damage restorations like fillings, crowns, and veneers. Invisalign protects restorations by pushing the whole tooth. This makes Invisalign better for adults who have more restorations.