According to the American Association of Orthodontics, an estimated 4.5 million Americans wear braces. Braces are one of the most popular ways to straighten a crooked smile. While straight teeth are certainly easier to keep clean and healthy, the orthodontic treatment process can pose challenges to your hygiene routine – especially when you have fixed appliances like braces.
Fortunately, there is another orthodontic option that can be just as effective as braces, but without the physical challenges of trying to clean around brackets and bands. Invisalign offers remarkable advantages for both teens and adults who have crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth. Not only are the aligners clear for ultra-low visibility, but they can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
The removable feature of Invisalign is not just an invitation to enjoy popcorn at the movies, although that is definitely a perk. The ability to remove your aligners to eat and clean your teeth also means that your smile has less risk for decay, gum disease and staining. The fixed brackets, wires and bands of braces provides countless places for food debris, plaque and bacteria to hide. Without timely removal, these substances can create discoloration, white spots on tooth surfaces, puffy gums and cavities. This can be a major setback when you get your braces off, as your teeth may be straight but require some dental work before they are healthy and white.
With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about extra dental care challenges. In fact, you can floss and brush your teeth just as you’ve always done. This is especially helpful for teens who may slack on their oral hygiene routines while undergoing braces treatment. When you go to the dentist for your professional cleanings, you can simply take out your aligners so that every surface of your teeth gets polished and shined.
For more Invisalign benefits, please contact Manhattan Dental Design. We are happy to offer modern orthodontic services that fit your lifestyle while promoting a healthy, confident smile.
Posted on behalf of Manhattan Dental Design