In Australia, having gorgeous teeth is a pretty important part of your appearance. And that doesn’t just refer to whiteness. The shape of your teeth is also highly important. And whether you are considering braces or Invisalign to straighten your kid’s or your teeth, there probably are questions in your head such as which option is more affordable or which option is more effective. Here are some undeniable facts.
Those metal wire aesthetics of regular braces is a deal breaker for many people. Their appearance is displeasing, and due to countless teen movies, they are associated with ugliness. I had that same problem since I simply didn’t want my teeth to be covered with metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign practically does the same job regular braces do (even though it seems unbelievable), but has a clear appearance, which makes it appealing for both teens and adults.
And even though there is an option of getting clear or even tooth-colored brackets as well as wire, if you don’t take proper and serious care of your braces, they will become very obvious. With Invisalign, on the other hand, there is no such issue thanks to a special cleaning product and the constant replacement of the aligners.
Invisalign is removable
Probably the most substantial difference between regular braces and Invisalign is the ability to remove the Invisalign aligners when you are eating or brushing your teeth. This also makes cleaning a lot easier.
Also, if there is a certain event where you’d prefer not to have your aligners on, you can remove them – which, again, makes it great for people who have minimalist aesthetic requirements for work, such as those in fashion or media industries.
The great thing about Invisalign is that your dentist is going to take exact measurements of both your mouth and jaw, which will help him create the exact corrective plan. I cannot thank my Chatswood dentist enough, because he was super patient with me and took extra time for explaining and taking measurements as precise as possible. Later on, through impressions and 3D modeling, he created my personal corrective plan and custom-made aligners. Throughout my treatment, I was able to talk to my dentist and his team and see the exact movements each aligner was made to make, which minimized my uncertainties.
I personally am super sensitive to any kind of pain, which is another reason my dentist kept telling me to opt for Invisalign. Traditional braces require constant tightening and adjustments, which is, we can all agree, incredibly painful. Invisalign, on the other hand, minimizes the irritation, since it sits on your teeth. Due to this approach, your teeth-correcting treatment won’t interfere with your daily life. And even though there is a slight discomfort when putting new aligners on, just like with every orthodontic solution, they still get unnoticeable really quickly.
Probably one of the most noticeable differences between traditional braces and Invisalign is the fact that you are required to floss and thoroughly brush your teeth after every meal and before putting your aligners back in. In other words, not only are you straightening your teeth, but you are also improving your habits and lowering the risk of tooth decay and plaque buildup – unlike with traditional braces, where food gets stuck and is sometimes even impossible to take out.
Also, you will notice a change in terms of your gum health. Since you are required to maintain a high level of cleaning after meals, no bacteria is going to build up on your gums, which prevents many forms of gum disease. And the straightening part also allows the reduction of redness and swelling.
Since it appeared on the market, Invisalign has been proven to be one of, if not the most effective non-intrusive orthodontic solution due to its ability to treat a wide range of problems from overcrowded or spaced teeth all the way to crossbite and under/overbite. Another great part? It works for everyone – from 8 to 88.
If you are considering a teeth straightening treatment, Invisalign should definitely be your first choice. The future is now – use its full potential.