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Why choose Invisalign over Traditional Braces?

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

Why choose Invisalign over Traditional Braces?

Not all people have straight perfect teeth. Sometimes, they have crooked, crowded, unevenly spaced or even misaligned teeth. Oftentimes, these flaws deliver a direct hit to your self-confidence thus affecting your ability to smile and socialize with other people. These flaws do not only affect your ability to socialize but also your dental health. Crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth are hard to clean thus can lead to tooth decay or gum diseases. Misaligned teeth, on the other hand, can interfere with your ability to chew foods properly and enunciate words correctly. Therefore, it is important to have well-aligned set of teeth. Overcrowding of teeth is usually corrected with dental extraction while crooked, unevenly spaced or misaligned teeth (malocclusion) are corrected using an orthodontic equipment called dental braces. They move teeth to ideal position resulting to a more beautiful and healthier smile. Traditional dental braces are made of metal brackets that are attached to your teeth with the use of an adhesive and are connected by wires. This requires periodic visit to your orthodontist to adjust the tightness so that the pressure will straighten your teeth. For patients who are vain and wanted to straighten their teeth without being called “metal mouth,” you may want to discuss with your orthodontist if you are a possible candidate for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is a set of custom-fitted clear aligners that is utilized to straighten teeth. It is also called known as the invisible braces. Invisalign is hardly visible to others as compared to the traditional braces. This equipment helps preserve your smile while straightening your teeth. The course of treatment in using Invisalign involves taking pictures of your teeth using an x-ray, a bite registration and polyvinyl siloxane of your teeth and gums. The impressions are sent in the dental laboratory to create a three-dimensional computer projection of how the teeth would move over the course of treatment. This projection is then used as basis for creating custom-fitted Invisalign. These aligners are replaced every two weeks that’s why they are costly. Reasons for choosing Invisalign over traditional braces are: they are invisible they are less painful than the traditional braces they do not aggravate your gums like traditional braces schedule of treatment is well-established since they are replaced every two...

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