Three Reasons Why People Are Choosing Invisalign Over Traditional Braces
When looking for dental bite restorations, you have options. Traditional metal braces are one option that provides great results, but they require metal brackets and wires affixed to your teeth for the correction of malocclusion, proper tooth alignment, and more. Many people shudder at the thought and seek alternatives like Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional metal braces to those in the Columbia, Missouri area, and Chase Patton, DDS, shares some of these benefits below.
No Dietary Restrictions
You did read this right. With Invisalign, you get to eat what you want. There is no need to avoid your favorite foods at any point during the treatment. This should be especially great news for those who enjoy foods such as apples, carrots, caramel, or peanuts. Sticky and hard-to-chew foods are perfectly ok when you choose Invisalign. You cannot say the same thing for traditional braces, which will come with a list of foods you should avoid during the course of your treatment.
It’s in the name – Invisalign. Your aligner trays are crafted from a clear and comfortable dental plastic that will be invisible to most people.
Of course, if somebody is looking very closely, trying to see your aligner, they will be able to tell it is there, but to those non-discerning eyes, it will appear that your teeth are completely normal. This should give you the confidence necessary to converse with friends, family, and co-workers without worrying about them knowing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Patients love the discreet nature of Invisalign!
No Tooth Stains
When you have metal braces, food particles easily collect and are left after every meal. Even with brushing and flossing, particles can still remain and lead to a buildup of bacteria. What can result is once your braces are removed, you will have teeth that are left with staining. Because Invisalign clear aligners do not require any bracket or wiring, tooth staining is not something you will need to worry about as long as you practice proper oral hygiene and keep your aligner trays clean.
To learn more about Invisalign or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chase Patton, please call (573) 875-7040.