Traditional braces, using a series of brackets and wires, were initially developed in the 1800s. They have successfully straightened the teeth and dramatically improved the lives of millions of people. They work by putting gradual pressure on the teeth, slowly coaxing them into a straighter position.
What are the disadvantages to traditional braces?
- They show
- They can be uncomfortable
- They’re obvious
- They make cleaning and flossing very difficult
- They prevent you from eating certain foods
- They’re hard to miss.
Worse yet, they can’t be removed, so you have to wear them on special occasions such as job interviews, family portraits and even to the wedding of your ex.
Invisalign does all the good things that traditional braces do. It straightens your teeth, giving you a beautiful smile you’ll love. It also improves your overall dental health by eliminating crowding and gaps, making your gums healthier.
Why is Invisalign better than braces?
- They don’t show
- They are very comfortable
- They’re almost invisible
- They make cleaning and flossing your teeth simple and easy
- You can hardly see them!
And best yet, they can be removed for special occasions, such as job interviews, family portraits and especially the wedding of your ex.
Instead of being poked by wires and having braces rubbing against your gums and lips, Invisalign is extremely comfortable. A series of clear plastic trays or aligners are custom made just for you. You’ll wear them throughout the day and at night. The best part is that you remove them when you eat and clean your teeth. You’ll be able to eat the snacks you enjoy and then use all the tools that keep your teeth and gums healthy, including the all-important dental floss. About every two weeks, you’ll get a new tray, or aligner. Each tray is specifically designed for you, gradually coaxing your teeth into the perfect alignment that was formulated for your teeth, your bite, your mouth. Visit our Common Treatments page for more information on conditions Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group can treat using Invisalign!