The Benefits of Invisalign in Fort Gratiot
Spending 16-18 months with a mouthful of metal is not the only option for getting straight teeth. We proudly offer Invisalign at Smile Zone Dental in Fort Gratiot. The cutting-edge align technology fixes the imperfections in your smile with a series of clear aligners.
Read below for several reasons you may want to choose Invisalign treatment over braces.
#1 Virtually Invisible
Most people with crooked smiles avoid getting braces because they don’t want to be a “brace face” for two years.
Invisalign aligns your teeth just as braces do, but without being noticed. The plastic aligners are practically invisible. Adults and professionals usually feel more comfortable choosing Invisalign because they are subtle.
#2 Easy to Clean Your Teeth
Having traditional metal braces complicates teeth cleaning. Food often gets stuck around those brackets and wires and hard-to-reach areas. Plaque and tartar build-up there, which can eventually lead to gum disease.
Brushing and flossing are more accessible than ever. Plastic aligners are completely removable and easy to clean. Your original oral hygiene routine stays the same, protecting oral health during treatment.
However, with Invisalign clear aligners, it doesn’t mean you can get away without caring for your dental health. Bacteria can still get trapped inside the aligner trays. The only way to prevent decay is to floss and brush your teeth before putting in your trays.
#3 No Banned Foods
With traditional braces, you must follow a restricted diet to avoid damaging the metalwork. Several foods on this list of restrictions are favorites like gum, hard-to-chew or sticky foods, and even popcorn and whole apples. Unfortunately, sometimes patients ignore the rules and damage their braces, which lengthens their treatment time.
If you choose Invisalign, you can remove the aligners before eating. Eat and drink as usual and brush and rinse your teeth after each meal or snack to avoid food stains and tooth decay. Remember that aligners must be worn at least 22 hours daily.
Aligners are much more comfortable than orthodontic braces for two fundamental reasons:
- No Sharp Edges: Traditional braces tend to have poking wires that can irritate your soft tissues.
- No Tightening: Metal braces require regular adjustments and tightening. Invisalign treatment requires you to change sets of aligners every few weeks.
You will feel pressure on your teeth for the first few days of wearing Invisalign. Please don’t worry; this slight pressure slowly moves your teeth into their correct position. The pain will subside after a couple of days.
#5 No Discoloration
Some patients with braces have a slight discoloration on their teeth after removing their brackets. You can avoid this problem altogether with a clear aligner treatment plan because nothing is glued to your teeth.
Choose Invisalign at Smile Zone Dental
But don’t get us wrong, traditional metal braces have many advantages and can fix severe dental problems. Call Smile Zone Dental in Fort Gratiot, Michigan, to schedule an initial consultation to discuss treatment options and the cost of Invisalign. We can discuss the best treatment for you and your future with a beautiful smile.