10 Reasons To Choose Invisalign Over Braces

What if you could make your smile look better than ever?

For years, countless people have relied on braces to help them align their teeth. And while braces can do a lot of good, the truth is that they just aren’t as effective as Invisalign.

Wondering why you should choose Invisalign over braces? Keep reading to learn the answer!

1. You Can Remove Them

One of the best reasons to choose Invisalign over braces is quite simple. You have the option to remove Invisalign, but you cannot easily (or safely) remove your braces.

You can remove your Invisalign very easily before you eat or drink something. And you can even take them out for brief periods if you are feeling uncomfortable.

For many people, this is far better than being “stuck” with braces all day and every day.

2. Easier to Clean

Being able to remove your Invisalign opens up a world of options. For example, removing your Invisalign makes it much easier to clean your teeth!

As anyone with braces can tell you, it is difficult to work around the braces and give your teeth a proper cleaning. You must master the art of brushing between brackets and wires. And things get especially annoying when you try to floss.

With Invisalign, you simply take the aligner out and brush and floss your teeth like normal.

3. Subtle Design

Another practical reason to choose Invisalign over braces is that Invisalign has a subtler design. In other words, it won’t be obvious that you have aligners in your mouth, but it is always obvious when you have braces.

This is important because many people are self-conscious about their teeth. And while braces will improve the appearance of your teeth in the longterm, it can feel weird to talk or even smile with braces on in the short-term.

Invisalign gives you all the benefits of improving tooth alignment, all while empowering you to smile with confidence.

4. Endless Food Choices

There are many annoying aspects of wearing braces. But one of the worst aspects of it is that your food choices become very limited.

With braces on, you have to avoid just about any kind of sticky food. And you have to skip out on foods that are hard to chew. Even simple delights like caramel popcorn are suddenly forbidden to you.

But with Invisalign, the fact that you can take aligners out means you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want.

5. More Comfortable

As you may or may not already know, the act of wearing braces is physically painful. There are sharp edges that can irritate your cheeks. And the orthodontist tightening your braces can make them more uncomfortable to wear over time.

With Invisalign, the smooth edges won’t irritate your cheeks. And the fact that you get new aligners every two weeks or so instead of tightening the same braces means you should be much more comfortable each day.

6. Better Oral Health

While improving the alignment of your teeth, it’s still important to maintain your oral health. And that is much easier with Invisalign than braces.

While wearing braces, it’s easy for food to get stuck in hard-to-reach places. And this can lead to rising plaque and, eventually, things like cavities and gum disease.

Invisalign lets you remove aligners before you eat and do a better job brushing and flossing. Ultimately, this will improve your oral health.

7. A Better, Whiter Smile

Our next point is an extension of the previous one. When you choose braces over Invisalign, you may ultimately be sabotaging your dental goals.

Your ultimate goal is likely to have a better, brighter smile for the world to see. But when braces make oral health difficult to maintain, you endanger your oral health through the unsightly buildup of plaque.

Even though braces are re-aligning your teeth, you may hesitate to smile or even open your mouth because you’re worried about how things look. But when you maintain a good oral health regimen with Invisalign, you can rock a better, whiter smile wherever you go!

8. Go To the Orthodontist Less Often

No matter how good your orthodontist is, the average patient doesn’t like going back so many times throughout the year. And simply put, choosing Invisalign over braces means fewer trips to the orthodontist.

That’s because braces require multiple orthodontist trips to get everything tightened. This usually means going back every month or two.

By contrast, Invisalign requires fewer appointments. This frees up your schedule and makes the entire experience much more hassle-free!

9. Shorter Treatment

Whether it’s Invisalign or braces, your goal is simple: you want results, and you want them quickly. And at the end of the day, Invisalign almost always results in a shorter treatment period than braces.

With braces, it may take several years before your teeth are fully realigned. And that means several long years of avoiding your favorite foods and struggling to brush and floss your teeth.

Meanwhile, aligners can get the same results in anywhere from eight to eighteen months. Why wait longer when you have the option to align your teeth in a fraction of the time?

10. No Discoloration to Worry About

Here’s a little known fact: wearing braces can lead to an unexpected discoloration of your teeth. This discoloration occurs where your brackets go in and is typically the result of consuming sugar or some other food that can potentially stain your teeth.

Now, this kind of discoloration only happens to a few people who wear braces. But by wearing Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about the threat of unsightly tooth discoloration.

Invisalign Over Braces: What’s Next?

Now you know why you should choose Invisalign over braces. But do you know who can help you get the aligners you need?

At Westport Dental, we specialize in Invisalign and other forms of cosmetic, preventative, and restorative dentistry. To see what we can do for you, simply schedule an appointment today!