The Benefits of Invisalign in Huntsville, Alabama
Spending a couple of years wearing metal braces isn’t your only option for getting straight teeth. We proudly offer Invisalign at William L. Ingram DMD in Huntsville, AL. The cutting-edge align technology uses a series of aligners to fix imperfections and improve your smile.
We’ve listed five reasons you may want to choose Invisalign treatment over braces to straighten your teeth.
#1 Easy Cleaning
Wearing metal braces complicates cleaning your teeth around those wires and brackets. Food sticks in hard-to-reach areas, leading to plaque, tartar buildup, and gum disease.
Invisalign aligners are completely removable, making them much easier to clean properly. You don’t have to change your original oral hygiene routine, protecting your oral health over your treatment time.
Keep in mind that wearing Invisalign aligners doesn’t mean you can get away without having to spend time on your oral health. Bacteria still gets trapped inside the trays. The only way to prevent tooth decay is to floss and brush before putting in your trays.
#2 No Food Restrictions
With traditional metal braces, you must follow a restricted diet to avoid damaging the metalwork. Many foods on this banned list are teen favorites like chewing gum, hard-to-chew or sticky foods, and popcorn. Unfortunately, sometimes patients ignore these guidelines and damage their braces, which lengthens the treatment time.
Choosing Invisalign allows you to remove your aligners to eat, brush, and floss, keeping them from getting damaged. Brush and rinse your teeth and trays after each meal to avoid staining. And please remember that the aligners must be worn at least 22 hours daily.
Aligners are much more comfortable than braces for two important reasons:
- No Sharp Edges: Braces tend to have poking wires that irritate your cheeks, especially at the beginning of treatment.
- No Tightening: Braces need monthly adjustments and tightening. With Invisalign, you only need to switch out sets of aligners every two to three weeks.
During the first few days of wearing each new set of Invisalign aligners, you will feel pressure on your teeth. Please do not worry, as this slight pressure signifies that your aligners are doing their job.
#4 Virtually Invisible
Many look to straighten their crooked teeth but avoid getting braces because they’re not too keen on having all that metal in their mouths for a few years.
Invisalign works to align your teeth just like traditional braces, but without being so noticeable. Most working adults feel better choosing Invisalign because they are subtle.
#5 No Discoloration
In some cases, patients with braces experience a slight discoloration on their teeth where traditional metal brackets are cemented. You can avoid this slight staining altogether with a clear aligner treatment plan because they are removable.
Don’t get us wrong, traditional braces have advantages and can fix many severe dental problems. Call William L. Ingram in Huntsville to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options and the cost of Invisalign. We’ll talk about the best treatment for your tooth movement and your future with a beautiful smile.