Top 5 Reasons to Consider Invisible Braces Instead of Traditional Metal Braces

Published by Cashion Dental on January 7, 2015


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Many teens and adults have already suffered through wearing traditional braces. Metal braces can be painful, and they often leave patients feeling self-conscious about their smile. Patients don’t have to go with metal braces to get a perfect smile. We offer invisible braces, which are an excellent alternative that will straighten and correct teeth without all the disadvantages that come with metal options. Here’s a look at some of the top reasons to choose the invisible option instead of traditional metal braces.

Reason #1 – Enjoy Eating Favorite Foods

Patients that choose metal braces are provided with food restrictions. Carrots, apples, corn on the cob, hard candy, nuts, and caramels are all on the list of restricted foods. However, invisible braces can be easily removed, which means that patients have the chance to enjoy eating their favorite foods. New metal braces or newly tightened braces make it difficult to eat as well, and patients often need to switch to softer foods for several days. This isn’t a problem with invisible trays.

Reason #2 – Improved Dental Hygiene

We love using invisible, Invisalign braces on our patients because this option offers improved dental hygiene. The aligners easily slip out when patients eat, preventing food from becoming stuck between the aligners and teeth. After eating, it’s easy to floss and brush teeth before the aligners are placed back in the mouth, preventing problems with tooth decay. With metal braces, it becomes difficult to clean teeth properly.

Reason #3 – No Pain or Discomfort

Many patients that wear traditional braces complain about the pain that comes with wearing them. Not only do they feel uncomfortable on teeth, particularly after they are tightened, but the metal often causes torn tongues, cheeks, and gums. This isn’t a problem with Invisalign, since it’s made out of smooth material that won’t damage the mouth. Invisible aligners only exert a small amount of pressure on teeth each week, which reduces the pain that often occurs when teeth are moving.

Reason #4 – Faster Results

With invisible aligners, patients enjoy faster results. On average, teeth are straightening within 12-18 months. Metal braces often take years to provide a straighter, corrected smile. Most patients want to enjoy their beautiful smile fast, which is why we recommend this option to our patients.

Reason #5 – They are Invisible

The main attraction of invisible braces is the fact that they are invisible. Patients don’t want to hide their smile for months as they wear metal braces. With invisible aligners, patients enjoy a normal smile they aren’t afraid to show. We want our patients to be happy with their smile, even as we’re working to perfect it.

We offer patients the latest technology in braces, ensuring they get a straighter smile on their own terms. We offer other cosmetic services as well, such as same day crowns, to help every patient enjoy a gorgeous, healthy smile.