The Magic of Invisalign

October 23, 2018

Straighten your teeth without messy, unsightly braces

Everyone is familiar with the sight of braces—those metal twists of wire across your teeth that bring eternal embarrassment to teens and cause people to learn how to talk without moving their lips, and smile with their mouths closed. Unfortunately, for a long time, braces were the only way to safely straighten crooked teeth and repair gaps.

Today, there are a few alternatives to braces. One of the most popular is Invisalign—named because it aligns your teeth using an invisible plastic insert that is more comfortable than braces, and definitely more attractive.

The importance of straight teeth

There are many good reasons to straighten crooked teeth, outside of the cosmetic benefits. If your teeth are either too crowded or too widely spaced, your gums can become distorted and irritated, leading to red, swollen gums, or even periodontal disease. Straightening your teeth will help your gums achieve a natural, secure fit that prevents them from becoming irritated and can guard against periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other dental hygiene problems.

Invisalign vs. braces: The benefits

The Invisalign alignment system offers many advantages over traditional braces. These include:

  • Easier cleaning: With braces, it’s easy for food to become trapped in the wires and brackets, and hard to remove particles through regular brushing. Invisalign braces are not permanently affixed to your teeth, so you can remove them anytime to brush and floss normally.
  • Appearance: Because Invisalign is made with clear plastic, they are virtually invisible when you’re wearing them, unlike unsightly braces.
  • Comfort: Braces tend to pinch and irritate the inside of your mouth. There are also restrictions on the foods you can eat while wearing braces. With Invisalign, the system is molded exactly to your teeth for comfort, and you can eat whatever you want.

If you’re considering straightening your teeth, talk to your dentist about the Invisalign system as an attractive and affordable alternative to braces.

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