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So what is the difference between Invisalign vs. traditional braces? Finding out which one is right for you is the first step to getting the smile of your dreams.

Benefits of Invisalign vs traditional braces

Correcting crooked teeth can impact your overall dental health. Furthermore, if bite problems are not addressed, they often lead to oral health problems such as tooth loss, cavities, erosion of tooth enamel, and gum infections. Invisalign does not only rectify gapped, crowded, or crooked teeth, it also corrects abnormal bite problems. The following are some of the top benefits of using Invisalign.

Few Office Visits                              

With conventional braces, you need to visit the dentist regularly so they may tighten the wires or rubber bands. The Invisalign treatment has fewer office visits. During your first session, your dentist will give you aligner trays for your current phase and several other phases. This means you can move on to the other teeth alignment phases without visiting the dentist.

Comfort and Convenience

Invisalign aligners gradually and gently move your teeth into their right position. These aligners are nearly invisible unlike the unsightly wires that come with traditional dental braces. You also do not have to wear them throughout like conventional braces.

Invisalign appliances can be removed when eating, brushing, and flossing.  These braces are also easy to clean. Traditional brackets pose difficulties when removing bits of food that are trapped in the brackets and wires. This food debris can easily lead to tooth decay and periodontal diseases.

Digital Scanning

Invisalign treatment is based on 3D digital scanning, which is a non-invasive and painless procedure. With traditional braces, the dentist has to take impressions of your teeth, a process that can be very unpleasant. Digital imaging is less intrusive than X-rays.  Furthermore, Invisalign relies on CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology that provides an open environment, which prevents you from experiencing claustrophobia.

Overcrowded and misaligned teeth can affect your oral health and even impact your self-esteem. In the past, anyone who wanted to correct bite and alignment problems had to contend with the visible wires of dental brackets. Nowadays, you can easily resolve these issues with the nearly invisible, comfortable, and convenient Invisalign aligners. If you are concerned about teeth bite and alignment issues, consult us for professional advice and quality solutions.

For more information about getting Invisalign treatment, contact us today at (423) 282-2844.

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