INVISALIGN VS BRACES
Both Invisalign and Braces:
- Effectively deals with a wide range of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite.
- Aligns your teeth.
What Invisalign Does that Braces Do Not:
- Allows you to consume whatever foods you relish in.
- Lets you remove the device when you want.
- Lets you enjoy the essentially undetectable teeth-straightening.
- Allows you to brush and floss your teeth for much better dental health.
- Consists of smooth, comfy plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to aggravate your cheeks and gums.
- Frees your busy schedule, with office visits just every four to six weeks.
With routine braces, you might experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, dental decay, plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or trouble eating. As if that weren’t enough, there are other individual sacrifices– popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzels, nuts, specific candies … plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more cannot be eaten with braces. With Invisalign just remove the aligner and enjoy your food.
Numerous clients have asked about the benefits of veneers as compared with Invisalign. While veneers are certainly a choice for enhancing your smile, they only conceal precise dental flaws, instead of remedy them. This implies that some existing periodontal issues could remain. Applied to the front side of the teeth only, veneers also require the removal of the surface enamel of each tooth– an irreversible procedure– and need to be changed every five to 10 years. This can become extremely costly. Coffee, tea, and red wine have to be prevented to prevent discoloration, and care must be taken to prevent chipping or cracking the veneer. So while the surface area appearance of the teeth might improve with veneers, the underlying tooth and gum problems could still exist.
CONVENIENCE OF INVISALIGN
Making the choice to align your teeth is a lot easier when you understand that Invisalign® is versatile enough to let you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about the gum and mouth inflammation other teeth-straightening procedures can trigger.
The aligner trays are not only stable and comfy to put on, but they’re also detachable with Invisalign. That indicates you can continue doing all the things you typically would, from brushing and flossing to consuming whatever you want. With other devices, cleaning and flossing properly can frequently take up to 30 minutes!
Upcoming event? No issue– just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you’re all set. Naturally, even when you’re wearing them, most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment since they are virtually unnoticeable!
Dr. Boatman and his staff took amazing care of my family for years and years. When my job took us away from the area, we were all sad to lose him as our dentist. Flash forward a few years to yesterday. I developed a tooth problem my dentist couldn’t get to the bottom of, so I called Dr. Boatman’s office and said if I drove 6+ hours to see him if they would work me in even though it had been a few years since I’d been a regular patient. Of course, they were more than happy to do so. To make a long story short, Dr. Boatman, as usual, expertly got to the root of the problems (pun intended) and this morning I awoke pain free! God bless Troy Family Dental…a level of service so rare in this day and age!
Jay L.Troy Family Dental Ninja