While both metal braces and clear braces can be used to treat a number of malocclusions, many of us would prefer a treatment option that does not require the use of wires and brackets. The Invisalign system is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment method for individuals interested in an alternative to traditional braces. Continue reading for more information on the benefits of the Invisalign system.
1. Can Be Removed
Unlike traditional braces that are cemented onto the surface of your teeth and attached with archwires, the Invisalign system relies on a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth and correct malocclusions. Individuals who wear braces must avoid a number of sticky and hard foods. Invisalign patients, on the other hand, can remove their aligners to eat and drink.
2. Promotes Better Oral Health
Brushing and flossing your teeth can be challenging with braces. In many cases food particles and debris get trapped within the brackets and wires, increasing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease. The Invisalign system makes it easier to maintain your oral health as you can remove the aligners to floss and brush like normal. The aligners themselves are much easier to clean and can be brushed with a soft bristled toothbrush and traditional toothpaste.
3. Cannot Easily Be Seen
One of the biggest benefits of the Invisalign system is that it is nearly invisible to the eye, unless others are at a very close proximity. However, it is important to take out the aligners when consuming dark foods and drinks to avoid stains.
Invisalign is a great option that allows you to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign by contacting Image Orthodontics Sacramento at (415) 752-0654.With several years of experience, our orthodontists are devoted to providing you with the highest quality care possible. Call us or visit us online to set up an appointment at one of our three offices in the Sacramento area.