What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of clear plastic trays used as orthodontic devices; essentially Invisalign acts as clear braces. Invisalign trays fit precisely over your teeth and move your teeth gradually to an ideal arch-form, bite alignment, and beautiful smile. Invisalign typically moves your teeth more quickly than traditional braces, and it does so invisibly. Other people will not know you are wearing braces because Invisalign trays are almost invisible.
Braces vs Invisalign
Overall, Invisalign offers distinct advantages over conventional metal braces. It costs slightly more, but in the end, is well worth the price. They are more comfortable than metal braces, pose fewer risks to teeth and gums, and provide beautiful smiles much faster.
Appearance: simply put, clear aligners look better than metal brackets and wires. Adults wanting to fix their teeth prefer not looking like a teenager again. Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible and patients are not as self-conscious and self-esteem is not lessened.
Removable: If someone wants to remove them for a brief period of time they can. This means that you are not limited to what activities you can do or what food you can eat.
Cleansability: since the aligners are removable one can brush and floss regularly. Gums are less likely to become red and inflamed. Also, a lot of people are worried about getting white spots on their teeth due to difficulty of cleaning around traditional braces.
Safety: No pain from sharp brackets and wires. Also, no injuries due to broken wires and brackets
Knowing what to expect: patients are able to see the predicted end result and estimated time of treatment from the start. Metal braces can be a trial-and-error situation that gives no clear idea of what is to come.