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3 Benefits Of Opting For Invisalign Instead Of Braces

There are two options for rectifying your crooked or misaligned teeth. The two options include braces and Invisalign.

Invisalign is the short-form word for invisible aligners. It consists of a transparent polyurethane resin mold. Thus, the name 'invisible aligners' comes from the fact that it is difficult to notice the transparent resin mold when a person wears it. 

Braces are the most common option for people with misaligned teeth. But Invisalign can provide several benefits that you don't get from braces. Here are three reasons why Invisalign is a better option than braces. 

1. Shorter Treatment Period

The treatment period is one of the main factors to consider when deciding between Invisalign and braces. The treatment period refers to how long you have to wear braces or Invisalign before your misaligned teeth become aligned. 

Depending on the severity of your teeth misalignment, you have to wear braces for 1-3 years. Whereas, if you opt for Invisalign, you usually have to wear the molds for 6-12 months, irrespective of your teeth misalignment. 

Hence, Invisalign is better because it provides faster results than braces. But the results provided by Invisalign depend on how constantly you wear the molds. If you fail to wear the Invisalign molds for the recommended daily periods, you will see delayed results. Furthermore, you may have to wear the Invisalign for longer than 6-12 months. 

2. Better Comfort

Another critical factor you should consider when deciding between braces and Invisalign is comfort. 

One disadvantage of braces is the rough edges on the brackets. The rough edges tend to bruise or cut your lips and inside your cheeks. Sometimes, you might even find yourself bleeding due to the cuts caused by the bracket edges. 

So, braces are rather uncomfortable and take time to get used to. However, dentists provide wax to use on the rough bracket edges to make them smoother. 

Invisalign molds have smooth rounded surfaces. Furthermore, the resin molds are soft, unlike the metal brackets on braces. Thus, with Invisalign, you do not have to worry about cuts or bruises on your lips or cheeks. 

Invisalign molds make the treatment period much more comfortable than braces. 

3. Better Oral Hygiene

Various parts of a braces setup make brushing your teeth a challenge. For instance, food particles often get stuck on brackets, coils, t-pins, and chains. Furthermore, braces limit contact between your toothbrush and your teeth when you brush your teeth. As a result, maintaining proper oral hygiene while wearing braces is a difficult task. 

However, Invisalign molds are removable. Thus, when it's time to brush your teeth, you can remove the mold and brush your teeth normally. Therefore, Invisalign helps you maintain better oral hygiene than braces. For more information on Invisalign, contact a professional near you.