5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Ask our Invisalign® dentists in Plymouth, MI, if you’re a candidate for clear orthodontic aligners. As the name suggests, Invisalign treatment uses nearly invisible aligners that move teeth little by little into a straighter smile.

If you’ve been avoiding orthodontic treatment because you hate the idea of metal braces on your teeth, you owe it to yourself to ask about aligners.

Here are the top benefits of choosing Invisalign aligners for your smile.

1. Unrestricted Diet

Since teeth aligners are removable, you can continue eating your favorite foods during Invisalign treatment. However, you’ll need to make sure you brush and floss after meals so you don’t stain your clear aligners. In comparison, people with braces have to avoid eating sticky or hard-to-chew foods like caramel. Otherwise, they risk damaging wires and brackets.

2. Discreet Appearance

Our Invisalign dentists recommend clear teeth aligners for patients who would feel self-conscious about metal wires and brackets on their teeth. In fact, Invisalign is subtle enough to go undetected by most of your friends, family, and co-workers.

Invisalign aligners are also custom fit to your smile so they don’t feel (or look) bulky. For this reason, Invisalign doesn’t irritate your gums like traditional braces. Since Invisalign exerts pressure to move teeth into optimal alignment, you will experience temporary dental discomfort for a day or two. However, most of our patients quickly adapt to their new aligners.

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3. Simple Oral Hygiene Routine

Since Invisalign is removable, you can continue your normal oral hygiene routine. People with braces, on the other hand, have to adopt a more involved routine to maintain oral health.

For example, when wearing braces you have to thread the floss underneath wires to remove plaque and food particles between teeth. This action must be repeated for each tooth in order to maneuver around each glued-on bracket.

Flossing with Invisalign is easy. Simply remove your clear aligners and floss normally. It’s not uncommon for people with braces to stop flossing because it’s too much of a hassle. As a result, they may be more at risk for cavities and gum disease. By choosing Invisalign, you get to avoid all this by maintaining your normal oral hygiene routine.

4. Fewer Trips to the Dentist

Braces require patients to visit the dentist to get their wires tightened, while patients with Invisalign are given multiple sets of aligners they can change out on their own. Invisalign patients still have routine appointments to see how things are moving along, but they usually aren’t as often as tightening appointments for braces every 4 to 8 weeks.

5. Cost-Effective Treatment

Interested in a smile makeover, but are worried about the cost of Invisalign treatment? Many people assume that Invisalign aligners are more expensive than braces. However, in many cases, the costs are comparable. Most major dental insurance plans will help cover the cost of Invisalign, which makes this a cost-effective option for a wide range of patients.

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation

Are you ready to take the next step? Our Invisalign dentists in Plymouth, MI, are accepting new patients and would be more than happy to determine if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment. To schedule an Invisalign consultation, please call Plymouth Dentistry at (734) 459-7110. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

This blog post has been updated.