Beyond the aesthetic appeal of using clear aligners instead of braces as a treatment option, there are a number of other benefits to using aligners.
Doesn’t Disrupt Your Lifestyle
Invisalign treatment is designed to transform your smile without interrupting your lifestyle. Keep eating the food you love, playing sports, and go about your day while the custom-made aligners do their work. Aligners are nearly invisible, so most people won’t notice you are wearing them. There are no brackets or wires to get in the way of brushing and flossing.
Can be removed when eating and drinking
Unlike braces which are on 24/7 for the entire treatment, clear aligners can be removed for a few hours each day. This allows patients to eat and drink freely, rather than getting food stuck in between the wires and brackets of traditional braces, making Invisalign a better option with regards to dental hygiene.
Suitable for sports and other activities
In many sports, teeth are prone to injury. Even if you’re wearing a mouthguard, braces can become damaged or cause soft tissue damage in the mouth. Invisalign alleviates this risk of damage, as there are no wires or brackets to worry about. Regular mouthguards can be fitted over Invisalign trays to protect teeth, or you can simply take out the aligners and wear a mouthguard during contact sports.
More hygienic than braces
Keeping on top of oral hygiene is much easier with Invisalign compared to braces. Invisalign aligners are taken out to brush, floss, eat and drink, meaning no trapped food or bacteria build ups. Aligners can be easily cleaned throughout the day.
Can treat most orthodontic issues
Invisalign is effective at treating mild to moderate orthodontic cases including overcrowded teeth, teeth with gaps, crossbite, overbite and underbite. Treatment is personalised, which is one of the reasons treatment times vary. Orthodontists have experience with successfully treating a wider range of cases using aligner technology and, treatment times are often reduced compared to braces.
Fewer clinic appointments
Invisalign typically requires fewer appointments with your orthodontic team. If your orthodontist uses remote dental monitoring it is likely to be even less.
The benefits of a treatment such as Invisalign are clear, as the overall disruption to your everyday life is minimal. Invisalign is an excellent way we at Clear Orthodontic Studio can provide you with the treatment you need, without interrupting your busy day-to-day life. Book a consultation now to discuss with one of our friendly staff members how Invisalign can be the best orthodontic treatment for you. To learn more about the importance of orthodontics and alignment, you can also download our free eBook.