Invisalign - The New Age Orthodontic Aligner
Posted by Palm Court Dental on May 26 2021, 11:24 AM
A lot of people are reluctant to get dental braces to correct their malocclusion, despite their dentist recommending them. Many times, this is because dental braces are noticeable and can bring unwanted attention.
Fortunately, we have an easy solution for this concern - Invisalign. Read on to find out what Invisalign is and what advantages it offers compared to dental braces.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic aligner that is made from a transparent plastic material. Unlike dental braces, Invisalign is a removable aligner that can be worn when needed and taken off easily by the user.
The working principle of Invisalign is quite similar to that of braces - applying pressure on the teeth in a specific direction to move them gradually as required to their orthodontically correct positions.
Why Choose Invisalign Over Braces?
- Safety: Invisalign does not have any sharp edges or metal components, such as brackets and wires, that can injure the soft tissues of your mouth. This is a common concern with braces, as a hard blow to the mouth with your braces on can severely harm the soft inner lining of your mouth to cause cuts and bruises.
- Convenience:Invisalign aligners are removable. You can take them off when you have to eat food, brush your teeth, play outdoor sports, etc. Moreover, they are easy to become accustomed to after only a few days.
- Aesthetics: Invisalign aligners are far less apparent. Although they aren’t entirely invisible, anyone who sees you smile, talk, or laugh won’t be able to notice them easily.
- Diet: While undergoing treatment with Invisalign, you wouldn’t have to make any changes to the food you eat. With braces, the dentist would advise you to keep away from hard, crunchy, and sticky foods, as they can interfere with the treatment and alter the pressure applied on the teeth. With Invisalign, you can eat anything you please during the treatment period provided you do not leave any food residue on the teeth before putting the aligners back on.
- Comfort:Invisalign aligners have rounded-off edges to make them easy on the soft gum tissues and allow the teeth to gradually move. Braces, on the other hand, can affect the gum and cause discomfort or pain when the teeth move into their position.
- Follow-up visits:Visiting the dentist for frequent follow-up consultations is not necessary with Invisalign. A visit once every two weeks is enough for the dentist to check on the progress and provide you with a new set of aligners.
To learn more about Invisalign aligners and whether they could be an option for your malocclusion, contact us at (909) 829-3994, schedule an online consultation, or visit us at 17122 Slover Ave Suite 103, Fontana, CA 92337.