Traditional braces are used to correct crooked teeth and align them properly. For the health of your gums and jawbones, as well as your smile, it’s a good idea to correct crooked teeth and straighten them out. However, if adults don’t get this done as children then braces can be painful and expensive.
That’s where Invisalign can help. Correcting small gaps or crooked teeth is just the beginning.
Invisalign is removable, which makes the system easy to clean and use in your mouth. Braces need to stay bonded to the teeth for the duration of their use, which might mean years of wearing them. Braces can impact what you eat, but Invisalign allows you to eat whatever you want with almost no exceptions outside of special circumstances.
However, Invisalign does have rules that need to be followed. If you’re not ready to make that kind of commitment, that can be a major problem for your long term goals and might mean costlier and lengthier treatments.
You will also need to stay on top of your teeth cleanings. Practice nothing but the best when it comes to taking care of your teeth. Make sure that you floss and brush daily, with a thorough brushing after every meal. It sounds like a hefty commitment, but you’ll find your mouth will feel healthier over time.
Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional braces, but be sure you follow the recommendations set out by your doctor. There’s no definitive answer about whether braces or Invisalign are better for you, so be sure you consult with your dentist first.
Article submitted by Dr. Sid Solomon. Dr. Sid Solomon has offices throughout Los Angeles, California, and his caring staff are standing by to help with your dental needs.