The Two Main Advantages Of The Invisalign System

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Correcting crooked teeth is something that almost everyone has to cope with. The problem is that virtually everyone has a problem with their teeth whether it be gaps, overlapping teeth, crooked teeth, or whatever. Thus, almost everyone will face the need at some point to do something to correct their teeth. While even children may be bothered by the look of braces, adults may be especially opposed to wearing traditional braces, and this is where the Invisalign system can be advantageous.

Invisible Braces

Instead of using metal wires and brackets to move teeth, the invasilign system uses a sequence of metal aligning trays that slip over teeth and are virtually invisible while in use. Thus, you can get your teeth straightened without having to cope with the typical onslaught of outright insults and playful jests based on the look of metal braces.  

Removable Braces

Because correcting trays can be removed from your mouth, you can remove them for activities that could be awkward if you engage in them while wearing braces. For example, if you play contact sports, wearing braces can lead to injury to your gums and cheeks. Also, if you are in a relationship, kissing while wearing braces can be awkward. You can temporarily remove your correcting trays for these and other activities without worrying about messing up your chances at straight teeth. 

Cleanable Braces

When you wear typical braces, it is easy for food to get stuck in your braces and cause tooth decay or discoloration. With the invisalign system, you can easily remove your braces to brush and floss your teeth, so you don't have to worry about the stains that can take away from someone's smile after they have had braces removed. Furthermore, if you want to whiten your teeth, you can do so without worrying that the part of your teeth covered by your braces will not match the rest of your teeth once your have your braces removed. 

If you have to have your teeth straightened, but you are worried about the social stigma attached to traditional braces, then the invasalign system might be a match for you. On the other hand, correcting trays cannot be used to treat all conditions. For example, if you have a problem with your bite, then they might not be the right. Talk over your options with your dentist (such as Dr. Melissa Brown Orthodontics) in order to learn if the Invisalign system is a good fit for your mouth.