The Invisalign system is a method of straightening teeth discreetly through clear plastic trays called aligners. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks and is virtually invisible while in the mouth, making it a popular orthodontic treatment among people who want to straighten their teeth without all the metal braces.
There are several benefits to choosing this orthodontic option over traditional braces, like the convenience of removable aligners, no food restrictions during treatment, and the ability to show off your smile during every treatment stage. When you choose Invisalign, our dentist at Thakkar Dental will evaluate your teeth and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Invisalign vs. Braces
There are several differences between braces and Invisalign aligners, but one of the most significant differences is in their appearance. Most of the patients we see at our practice choose Invisalign because it enables them to straighten their teeth without wearing metal brackets or wires on their teeth. Many patients are self-conscious about traditional braces, making Invisalign an appealing option.
Braces are the traditional option when it comes to teeth straightening. Even though they can be worn with different colors of bands on them, they are still pronounced in the mouth. Invisalign aligners are smooth plastic coverings that sit over the teeth and can be removed for eating and drinking. They are virtually invisible while someone is wearing them.
Pros of Invisalign Treatment
Comfort and Convenience
Invisalign aligners are removable and made from a smooth plastic that won’t irritate your mouth as metal wires or brackets can. This means you can eat and drink what you want during treatment because you don’t have to worry about damaging your braces. You can also remove the aligners for special events such as weddings, family photos, etc.
Invisalign works just as well as traditional braces and can even correct complex cases, including crossbites, underbites, overbites, and even severe misalignment. Since the aligners are clear, most people won’t notice that you’re wearing them!
The clear plastic trays are virtually invisible, allowing you to maintain a professional image at work and avoid awkward questions from classmates about what you’re wearing on your teeth.
No Dietary Restrictions
You can continue eating all your favorite foods without worrying about breaking your brace or reinserting it after eating. All you have to do is take the aligners off before eating. This is unlike braces that keeps you from missing out on your favorite meals while you have your braces on.
Patients interested in correcting their smile can have a thorough consultation to determine which treatment option will be best for them. Visit Thakkar Dental at 1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380, or call (610) 436-4512 to schedule a consultation today!
1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380