Invisalign over Metal Braces

By February 11, 2021 March 16th, 2021 Articles

If your parents didn’t opt for getting you braces as a child, have no fear! It’s not too late! Considering the origination of Invisalign, more and more adults are discovering the beautiful smile they have always desired and with much less of embarrassment. Those days of smiling at your third-grade crush at lunch with PB &J stuck in your braces are over. Here are 5 reasons why you should opt for Invisalign over metal braces.

Metal braces in general are unattractive, clunky, and overall distracting. Invisalign are as the name suggests, are practically invisible. Invisalign is a tray made of clear thermoplastic material making it hardly noticeable that you have aligners on. Any type of mouth shifting treatment can cause discomfort however, Invisalign provides less pressure. Stained teeth and red gums are also a problem when traditional braces are removed.  It’s difficult to brush and flossing around metal braces. You need to maneuver around your wires to get to the parts you can’t normally reach. With Invisalign, you can remove the tray and do what you need to do. You are also able to whiten your teeth when needed. Invisalign also gives you the option to straighten your teeth and look good while you are doing it as well. While not every patient qualifies for Invisalign, it is one of the most common requests we receive at Invisalign and Braces in Buena Park.

The list goes on and on about foods you have to avoid when you have metal braces. The clear aligners can be removed while you’re eating. We recommend you to avoid or limit your sugar consumption in general. However, indulging every now and then is no problem when you don’t have to think about damaging your metal brackets. Sports activity also doesn’t need to take the backseat when you have Invisalign. Playing any sport with metal braces makes it harder when of the fear of the metal scraping and cutting your mouth is looming over you. Invisalign can be taken out when playing and even with it on you don’t have to worry about anything happening to the inside of your mouth.

If the appearance of metal braces has been holding you back from a straighter smile, Invisalign could be a great option. Give Invisalign and Braces in Buena Park a call to set up a free consultation and find out if Invisalign is the right option for you. Our staff is dedicated to giving you a straighter and healthier smile, start today by giving us a call.

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