What’s the big deal about Invisalign?

What’s the big deal about Invisalign?

Have you always wanted to have picture-perfect teeth but don’t like the idea of uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces that make you feel self-conscious when you smile? Invisalign may be the solution you are looking for. This innovative orthodontic treatment is significantly changing the world of dental hygiene and orthodontics.


Here’s what you need to know about Invisalign and why it is a big deal:


It is Virtually Invisible

Metal braces are notorious for having noticeable wires, brackets and metal components and these can look unattractive. The main edge of Invisalign is that it is made up of clear braces, so it is virtually invisible compared to traditional braces. With Invisalign, wearers can smile confidently at their family, friends and co-workers without feeling self-conscious about visible metal brackets and wires in their teeth.


It is Less Painful Than Metal Braces For Adults

Metal braces have protruding metal components and wires which can leave the mouth and gums injured and scratched. These traditional braces could also be more painful compared to Invisalign (especially in adults) because attaching them to the teeth requires more pressure. Invisalign are clear braces that are smooth and comfortable when worn so they don’t scratch or injure the wearer’s mouth. Generally, Invisalign has also been seen to reduce the risk of gum disease and cavities.


Treatment Works Faster than Metal Braces

Metal braces may need to be worn for between 1-4 years in order for them to be effective. Invisalign can take between 1-2 years only for it to do wonders for a person’s teeth.


You Can Eat Anything, Anytime

Once one of our orthodontically trained dentists have attached metal braces to a person’s teeth, the braces must remain in place for the entire duration of the treatment. This can be inconvenient and uncomfortable especially when eating and drinking. Invisalign is unique because it is removable and so it can be taken off temporarily. This means wearers can eat or drink comfortably and without worrying about food getting stuck in the metal brackets and wires.