Thanks to advancements in modern orthodontics, patients now have more than one way to straighten their teeth. Instead of fixed metal brackets and wires, you can achieve a balanced and beautifully aligned smile with clear, removable aligners. Invisalign is the leader in clear aligner therapy for teens and adults. Why? Because it gives results while helping patients avoid nearly every drawback of wearing traditional metal braces.
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is its clear, barely visible design. But that’s not all. Beyond keeping your confidence and convenience with Invisalign orthodontics, you can also keep a healthy smile. At Exceptional Smiles, we love the ability to straighten teeth without battling cavities and gum disease, which is what Invisalign allows us to do.
The Dental Health Risks of Traditional Braces
Metal braces includes bracket, wires and bands that are cemented on the teeth. This creates many places for food debris to get stuck and plaque to accumulate. To make matters worse, brushing and flossing can also be a challenge with traditional braces. Oral hygiene often requires special tools and extra effort to keep healthy teeth and gums during orthodontics. Invisalign eliminates this concern.
Invisalign Keeps Things Easy to Clean
A key advantage of Invisalign is the ability to remove your aligners while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. This means your orthodontic appliance won’t come in contact with the sugars and food debris of your meals yet your Invisalign also stays out of the way when you need to clean your smile. Invisalign patients have a much lower risk of gingivitis, discoloration, bad breath and cavities that can be common in patients who wear fixed braces.
Not only does Invisalign help you keep a cleaner and healthier mouth during treatment, but once your treatment is complete, you’ll have a straighter smile to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthier going forward. A straight smile is certainly more attractive, but well-aligned teeth also offer many dental health benefits.
If you currently struggle with frequent cavities or gum disease and you want to undergo orthodontic treatment, consider Invisalign. Call Exceptional Smiles today to learn more about how Invisalign can create a beautiful smile while protecting your oral health.