Benefits of Invisalign - Glastonbury, CT
The Clear Way to Achieve a Straight Smile
At Glastonbury Dental Associates, we understand that traditional braces are not for everyone. While they can even out a misaligned bite and correct crooked, gapped, and crowded teeth, they broadcast the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment to everyone who sees you smile. We want you to be able to straighten your teeth without sacrificing your professional image, which is why we offer Invisalign. But that’s not the only advantage that this treatment has over metal braces. Contact us today to learn more about the numerous benefits of Invisalign clear braces.
Once you’ve placed the aligners in your mouth, they become practically unnoticeable. Unless someone is standing very close to you or knows exactly what they’re looking for, other people shouldn’t be able to tell that you’re wearing the trays at all. This allows you to smile confidently throughout treatment, boosting your self-esteem and making the process a much more enjoyable experience.
Because you can simply take out the aligners when it’s time to clean your teeth, brushing and flossing are much easier. You won’t have to work around brackets and wires to clear away food debris and bacteria.
You also won’t have to purchase any new tools to clean your aligners (unlike with braces, where many patients have to invest in a water flosser, floss threader, etc.). All you need is lukewarm water, clear hand soap, and a toothbrush. Just remember to never use hot water since that could warp their shape.
Safer Than Braces
Metal brackets and wires are notorious for irritating the lips, gums, tongue, and the insides of the cheeks. Invisalign’s clear plastic trays, on the other hand, are created with your comfort in mind. The smooth edges of the aligners should fit comfortably over your teeth and not irritate your soft tissues.
Shorter Treatment Time
Traditional braces typically take two years or longer to fully straighten your teeth. By contrast, the average treatment time with Invisalign is just 12 to 18 months.
Also, your periodic appointments with us will be shorter and more comfortable than they would be if you had traditional braces. Rather than tightening and adjusting metal wires, we’ll simply evaluate your progress and hand you the next few pairs of aligners. You’ll be able to leave our office without discomfort.
No Dietary Restrictions
Braces come with a laundry list of foods you shouldn’t eat, as they could damage the wires or brackets. However, with Invisalign, you can just remove your clear aligners before you eat. You should be able to eat pretty much whatever you want throughout the course of your treatment.