The Convenience of Being Able To Take Invisalign Aligners Out
Gaining in popularity with patients, Invisalign
® is a unique orthodontic treatment. A patient wears clear plastic aligners that put pressure on the teeth to move them in the mouth. To continue the straightening, the patient changes to new aligners on a schedule; typically, a set is worn for two weeks. This treatment has received a lot of attention due to its convenience. As well as being less obvious in the mouth, unlike traditional metal braces, the aligners can be removed daily.
3 ways removable Invisalign® trays are more convenient than braces
Patients are instructed to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day to ensure proper tooth movement but can take them out when necessary. Many patients enjoy this level of control during the treatment process.
Patients who wear traditional braces are given a long list of foods to avoid. Hard foods such as nuts or chips can dislodge brackets. Sticky foods can wreak havoc on wires. Many patients get frustrated with food limitations during this type of orthodontic treatment.
Because patients remove Invisalign® trays when eating, there are much fewer restrictions. Most patients do not have to change eating habits at all. During treatment, some patients have attachments placed for aligners to snap onto. However, these are bonded on the teeth and are typically more secure than metal brackets when eating.
2. Brushing and flossing
During traditional orthodontic treatment, many patients' oral hygiene suffers. Brushing effectively around metal brackets is difficult, and flossing around wires is a time-consuming and arduous task. Patients may consequently develop gingivitis or cavities. Poor oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment has lasting effects. When wires and brackets are removed, patients may need restorative treatment or gum reshaping.
With Invisalign®, patients have much more control over oral hygiene routines. When patients are going to brush and floss, they simply remove the aligners. There is no significant change to daily oral care with this type of treatment.
3. Special events
Many patients enjoy the aesthetic aspect of Invisalign®. The aligners are barely noticeable because the trays are clear and fit snugly on the teeth. Patients appreciate the discreetness of this treatment, whereas traditional braces cannot be hidden.
If a patient has a special event such as a wedding or job interview, the Invisalign® trays can simply be removed. With braces, this is not possible. Patients may especially appreciate this at events where photos are taken. Even if the patient is wearing aligners, the clear trays are much less conspicuous in pictures than braces.
Invisalign® treatment continues to grow in popularity. Patients can get the benefits of orthodontic treatment without wearing metal braces. This is an especially attractive option for adults who think they are too old for regular braces or teens who want a more subtle alternative to metal brackets. To find out if this treatment is right for you, consider setting up a consultation with your dentist.
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