1. Maintain Good Oral Health

Since Invisalign clear aligners are removable, you can maintain your oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing are much easier when you don’t have to clean around braces.

When you have braces, food tends to get stuck in hard-to-reach places. Since the plaque on your teeth feeds on sugar, neglecting your oral health can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other issues.

However, that doesn’t mean you can slack off on your oral hygiene with Invisalign. If you’re not careful, you can trap bacteria inside of your aligner trays, exposing your teeth to the risk of tooth decay.

Be sure to brush and floss your teeth before putting on your aligner trays, and regularly clean the trays themselves to prevent the buildup of bacteria.

2. Continue Eating Your Favorite Foods

There are no dietary restrictions when you choose Invisalign to straighten teeth. Since Invisalign is removable, you can continue eating your favorite foods. Just make sure you brush your teeth after each meal to avoid staining your clear aligners.

People who wear braces have to follow a restricted diet to avoid damaging wires and brackets. During orthodontic treatment, people with braces are unable to eat hard-to-chew or sticky foods like caramel popcorn.

3. Avoid Sharp Edges

Metal brackets can scrape the soft tissue inside your mouth. Likewise, long wires that haven’t been trimmed properly can prick the inside of your cheek. Clear aligners are more comfortable because there are no sharp edges to cause injury between appointments.

During the first few days of wearing your new aligners, you will feel pressure on your teeth. This pressure is a sign that your aligners are moving teeth into proper alignment. Many of our patients feel that the temporary discomfort is worth having beautiful healthy smiles.

Unlike braces, teeth aligners don’t have to be tightened during appointments. Instead, our Invisalign dentists will monitor your progress before giving you the next set of aligners in your series. Each set will bring you closer to a beautiful healthy smile.

4. Smile with Confidence

It’s never too late to straighten your teeth. While many teenagers take advantage of metal braces to straighten their teeth, it’s less common for adults to go that route. If you think you would feel self-conscious about having metal on your teeth, ask our dentists if Invisalign is right for you.

Many of our patients appreciate that Invisalign clear aligners are subtle enough to go unnoticed by family members, friends, and co-workers.

5. Maintain Your White Smile

It’s not uncommon for people to neglect their oral health while wearing braces. After all, it’s a hassle trying to clean around wires and brackets. Fortunately, Invisalign aligners are removable so you can brush and floss your teeth normally. Just make sure you brush your teeth after eating so you don’t end up staining your clear aligners.

With braces, you would be forced to thread the floss between each individual bracket to remove plaque. For this reason, many people with braces stop flossing altogether. When this happens, there’s a higher risk of tooth discoloration once their braces are removed.

Invisalign is the perfect solution to orthodontic treatment because it allows you to move teeth while still being able to practice good oral hygiene.

Invisalign Benefits

  • Invisalign offers more comfort and convenience with removable plastic aligners that can be taken out to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss.

  • Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when they are being worn, so you can carry out your daily routine with confidence. Plus, you will see constant improvements in your smile as you transition to each new set of aligners. You don’t have to wait until your treatment is over to see results like you would with traditional metal braces.

  • Invisalign technology has improved over the years to treat a wider range of cases, including those involving malocclusions like overbite and underbite.

  • Fewer follow-up visits are needed with Invisalign than with conventional braces. You should still see the dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups, but you are not likely to experience complications or require adjustments with your treatment like you would need with metal braces.