People with misaligned teeth often choose between braces and clear aligners. If you’re trying to decide which is right, here’s what you should know about Invisalign. Clear aligners like Invisalign have significant advantages over traditional braces. If you have questions about Invisalign, your dentist in Jacksonville, NC, can help.
1. Invisalign is Nearly “Invisible”
Traditional braces are made up of wires, brackets, and rubber bands that cover your teeth and impact your smile. Invisalign is made from clear plastic arches that fit neatly over your teeth. From a distance, Invisalign is impossible to see. Up close, Invisalign is very subtle and difficult to see. Most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing Invisalign, even during up-close, one-on-one conversations.
2. Invisalign is Easy to Keep Clean (And Thus So Are Your Teeth)
Invisalign can be removed for cleaning. To clean your Invisalign, clean the trays with unscented hand soap and warm water. You can use a soft bristle toothbrush to clean each arch. While the trays are off, brush your teeth as you usually would. Do not use toothpaste on your Invisalign; toothpaste can scratch the trays.
3. You Won’t Be Restricted In What You Can Eat
Whereas people who wear traditional braces have to be careful not to eat hard or sticky foods, Invisalign affects what you’re allowed to eat. When it’s time to have a meal, take Invisalign off.
Have more questions about Invisalign in Jacksonville, NC? Call A Beautiful Smile, The Office of Dr. Gina Mancini. We’ll happily answer your questions and help you decide if Invisalign is the right product for you.