The Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Braces

A Patient's Perspective

People dream of having the perfect smile, which leads to self-confidence, a willingness to show off aligned teeth, and better overall oral health. If you are considering orthodontic therapy to correct your smile, you have options to consider. Many patients compare the pros and cons of traditional braces versus a clear aligner therapy like Invisalign. You may have had metal brackets and wires as a kid and now you want to fine-tune your smile without reliving your tween years. Learn how Invisalign is different from traditional braces and just may be the therapy to give you the smile you want.

1. Invisalign is Discreet

Invisalign's clear aligners are nearly invisible, offering a distinct advantage. The transparent plastic trays not only enhance aesthetics but also reduce self-consciousness for those undergoing this orthodontic treatment.

Whether you are a teenager navigating the challenges of high school or a working professional who speaks at meetings, Invisalign provides a subtle way to get straighter teeth.  

2. Comfort

Another advantage to using Invisalign is the comfort factor. Traditional braces have metal components that can rub the inside of your mouth and cause sore spots. On the other hand, Invisalign trays are custom-made from smooth plastic to ensure a snug fit over your teeth and are removable. The custom fit creates a more comfortable experience without the need for routine adjustments of traditional braces, that can be uncomfortable.

3. Improved Oral Hygiene

Practicing good oral hygiene is significantly easier when wearing Invisalign. Because of the brackets and wires of traditional braces, it can be challenging for you to brush and floss. But Invisalign trays are removable, making it easier to stick to an oral hygiene routine. Consistent brushing and flossing reduce the risk of plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease. You end up with overall better oral health throughout your orthodontic treatment.  

You Can Have Comfortable Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign custom trays offer a patient-friendly alternative to traditional brackets and wires. It is an effective orthodontic treatment without sacrificing your appearance or favorite foods.

If you are looking to improve minor to moderate misalignments in your teeth, contact Pinnacle Dental in Grove City. We'll schedule an initial consultation to see if Invisalign is the right solution for you. Get started on your journey to straighter teeth today.