What are the Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?
The idea of being able to straighten teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires may be hard for teenagers and adults to “wrap their head around.” For years, the only way patients could realign their teeth was with traditional orthodontics. This meant hiding the patient’s teeth behind metal for one or more years while straightening their smile. However, times have changed, and now dentists are able to utilize Invisalign braces. San Jose dental office, StarBrite Dental, offers Invisalign treatment for teens and adults who want a more beautiful smile!
There are many benefits of Invisalign braces over traditional orthodontics. The primary benefit that draws many patients to this form of treatment is the fact that it is virtually invisible. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that are worn over the teeth to move them, while traditional braces require metal wires and brackets attached to the teeth. This is often very unattractive and causes individuals to become self-conscious about their smile.
Invisalign is also more comfortable than traditional orthodontics. The metal brackets and wires may rub against the inside of a patient’s mouth, causing irritation and discomfort. The Invisalign aligner trays are smooth and made with medical-grade plastic for a strong yet comfortable fit.
Traditional braces can also be difficult to clean. Flossing takes much longer and is more extensive due to working around the wires and brackets. Invisalign allows you to take the trays off your teeth to brush and floss as you normally would.
Additionally, there are many restrictions as to what you can and cannot eat when you have traditional orthodontics. This is because certain foods and candies can become stuck or cause damage to the braces. Invisalign allows you to remove the aligner tray and enjoy whatever you want during treatment!
If you are considering the benefits of Invisalign braces over traditional orthodontics, call Dr. Munira today and learn about how StarBrite Dental can transform your smile without metal brackets and wires. You may be pleasantly surprised at the numerous benefits of Invisalign treatment, as well as the affordability.
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Our team consists of Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and Dr. Maryum Tariq who are highly skilled dentists with decades of dental experience in both cosmetic and general dentistry.
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