Having straight teeth not only has aesthetic benefits, but also improves oral health at it makes it easier to keep teeth clean. Clean, straight teeth and healthy gums reduce the risk of gum disease while enhancing a person’s confidence and self-esteem. However, not many adults are keen on straightening their teeth with metal braces because they tend to be uncomfortable, painful and unattractive.
Luckily, Invisalign clear braces offer a great alternative to traditional braces with added benefits. These clear aligners are available at many dental practices including Park Orthodontics in Glasgow.
Problems with traditional braces
Metal braces have helped many patients straighten their smile over the years and are used widely by dentists to treat any type of misalignment. While these metal braces are incredibly effective, they can also be uncomfortable and unappealing for adult patients. Moreover, metal braces are relatively slow to work compared to other teeth straightening treatments.
Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, work just like metal braces, and they are nearly invisible and require less treatment time.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is made of clear, invisible, custom-made, plastic aligners, which straighten teeth over time. Each set of trays has to be worn for a few weeks (usually two), before they are replaced by a new pair. Over time, the aligners will apply just enough pressure to the teeth to bring them back into their correct position. Invisalign aligners are removable, but have to be worn at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
The most important benefit of Invisalign is invisibility. Invisalign aligners are made of transparent plastic, and this means that patients will be able to smile with confidence throughout the treatment. Another major benefit of Invisalign is comfort. The aligners are made of smooth, medical plastic that fits snugly over teeth and gums. Unlike metal braces, which consist of brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are very comfortable to wear without risking unnecessary injuries.
Finally, Invisalign aligners are removable, thus can be taken out to brush and floss or eat. This is really important since it allows patients to have their favourite foods at any time. Moreover, removing the aligners also makes oral hygiene habits much easier.