Invisalign is only becoming more popular as time goes on and more and more people learn about this innovative cosmetic treatment option. Our Elmhurst Invisalign dentists have found that there are a few key reasons why so many people choose Invisalign over traditional braces. Today, we’re reviewing the top three reasons that cosmetic patients gravitate toward Invisalign.
As you may already know, Invisalign uses clear plastic resin aligners to move teeth into better alignment. This treatment is completely metal-free, and does not use any brackets or wires.
The first reason that so many people choose Invisalign is because this treatment is exceptionally discreet. Once your clear aligners are in place over your teeth, they’ll practically disappear. Both adolescent and adult patients appreciate the fact that they can perfect their smiles without having to cover their natural teeth with unsightly brackets and wires.
Another huge benefit of Invisalign is that this treatment makes it simple to keep your smile clean and fresh throughout the treatment process. While traditional braces tend to accumulate plaque and tartar, Invisalign aligners stay clean. You’ll be able to floss, brush, use mouth rinse, and complete professional cleanings normally, all while you perfect your dental alignment.
Finally, patients report that, on the whole, Invisalign is more comfortable and patient-friendly than metal braces. Because Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic resin, they don’t irritate and cut oral tissues like metal brackets and wires do. Also, because Invisalign moves teeth incrementally, patients don’t have to deal with the discomfort of having their wires tightened.
If you think that Invisalign may be appropriate for your smile, our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists are happy to give you all of the information you need, and to assess whether Invisalign can meet your needs. The best way to get started is to reach out to our office by phone or through our Contact Us page. When you schedule a consultation, we’ll review all of your treatment options, and point you in the right direction.