What Is Invisalign? An Alternative to Regular Braces

If you've been to the dentist and they suggested braces, you know that feeling that hits the bottom of your stomach. Do you really want all that metal in your mouth? All the pain that goes with metal braces including wires poking you and losing braces. It's just not what you want when your teeth need to be straight. The alternative to all the pain and metal is Invisalign braces.

Invisalign clear aligners aren't really braces, but a series of clear aligners that gradually move your teeth. Custom made based on your treatment plan and changed every two weeks. It's the perfect solution for anyone including adults and teens.

When it comes to braces, most adults and teenagers don't want them, so they don't really take care of them the way they should and this ends up costing you more because of cavities and additional appointments due to loss or broken braces. Invisalign braces make it easier for every age group.

One of the biggest benefits to Invisalign braces would be the periodontal health. It's a lot easier to take care of your teeth and gums when you don't have wires and braces surrounding them. It's almost impossible to floss and brushing is really hard to do and takes a lot more time. With Invisalign braces you take out the appliance, eat, brush and floss, and put it back in. It's that easy!

With regular braces, if you don't wear the rubber bands exactly the way you're supposed to and for the right length of time, you're going to continue to be in them until your mouth and teeth cooperate. This could take many months or longer depending on the person and how well you follow directions. With Invisalign braces they take less time, they're more comfortable so you won't have a problem doing what you're told, and they're less painful.