Having a beautiful smile can definitely build confidence in an individual. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with straight teeth. The good news is that there are products like Invisalign that help us to achieve that perfect smile without all the hassles and appointments related to metal braces. Invisalign trays are clear, custom-made plastic aligners that fit snugly over one’s teeth and slowly shift the teeth back into proper alignment. There are quite a few advantages when using Invisalign over braces.
Depending on the amount of work that needs to happen, a wearer may spend less on Invisalign versus braces. This is because braces require more dental appointments and sometimes even emergency appointments that may be costly. The average cost of Invisalign aligners is around $4,00 and most insurance companies cover the bulk of this. No extra appointments are required either since there are no wires or brackets to worry about breaking. Typically, Invisalign wearers achieve straighter teeth in a shorter amount of time compared to brace wearers, which also leads to less cost related to appointments.
Saved time with Invisalign aligners is a two-fold benefit compared to braces. Aligners do not require monthly appointments, not to mention the random appointments needed to fix a broken bracket or wire. Instead, aligners simply need to be swapped out every 1-2 weeks to maintain constant adjustment and a visit every four to six weeks depending on the complexity of the problem. These aligners also save time on maintenance. While braces require regularly brushing one’s teeth and using a flossing pick around the brackets, Invisalign has a cleaning system that needs only to be cleaned by brushing and rinsing the trays in warm water.
Invisalign is perfect for teens and young adults who play contact sports. They offer minor protection for your teeth and also prevent the discomfort caused by braces when wires break or misalign. Additionally, it can be difficult to maintain healthy teeth and gums with regular braces due to extra difficulty with brushing and flossing. Invisalign aligners are removable, so wearers do not have the same issues caring for their teeth. Another bonus for all concerned about the appearance of metal braces is that the aligners are clear and can be removed when necessary.
Invisalign is extremely effective at straightening teeth and has benefited thousands of patients over the years. They cost about the same as braces but require less time and maintenance. Additionally, they allow wearers to eat and drink anything they please and clean their teeth like normal, which is extremely preferable to braces. Invisalign aligners lead to a confident and beautiful smile without the hassle or discomfort related to traditional braces. Be sure to speak to Dr. Furniss at Furniss Family Dentistry about the benefits of Invisalign.