Most patients know that there are two major ways to straighten teeth, but do you know the differences? Invisalign has many advantages over traditional metal braces. At Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, we want our patients to know why Invisalign is often preferred to braces and how it can help them!
Hygiene Stays the Same
With braces, your dental hygiene practices get a little more complicated and it takes more time than normal. With Invisalign, there is no need for special dental equipment or extra time. Since you take the aligners out to brush and floss, dental hygiene remains how it always has been.
No Food Restrictions
You also take Invisalign out to eat. Therefore, you do not need to steer clear of certain types of food. You can still eat crunchy, hard, or chewy foods all you like. With braces, these types of food could damage the braces and slow down treatment time.
A Clear Smile
A huge aesthetic advantage over braces is the near invisibility of Invisalign. Most people cannot tell you are wearing the aligners unless they are really looking closely. You can also take them out for important pictures like yearbook pictures or wedding pictures.
Less Gum Irritation
Invisalign consists of smooth, clear plastic aligners, so it does not rough up cheeks and gums like metal brackets and wires do.
Straightening your smile doesn’t have to mean having a metal mouth, the irritation of braces, or major changes to your day. To learn more about Invisalign, contact Bensalem Family Dentistry of Bensalem, PA by calling (215) 638-9952 or visit our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com.