If you would like to have your teeth straightened but are uncomfortable with the idea of braces, Invisalign® might make a good option for you. Invisalign consists of custom-made, plastic retainers that straighten your teeth like braces do. They do have a few advantages over braces, which we will explain.
The first advantage is that they are clear, so they will allow your teeth to show through. Braces often go on the front side of your teeth, and they do stand out and draw attention to themselves. Invisalign keeps your smile in the forefront.
Invisalign can feel more comfortable than braces. They are made specifically for your teeth, so they fit on them just right. They likewise do not apply as much pressure as braces do while aligning the teeth.
One serious advantage Invisalign has is that it is removable. Braces have to stay on your teeth constantly. With Invisalign, you can take it out of your mouth at any time, which provides quite a few benefits.
You can take the Invisalign retainers out when you eat. This allows you to eat more freely than you would with braces, who often restrict what foods you can bite into.
Removing them allows you to brush and floss as you normally would. Braces make this job, especially the flossing part, more difficult.
Finally, Invisalign retainers are easier to clean than braces. You just pull them out of your mouth and rinse them in warm water, or you can use a cleaning system designed for the retainers.
If you would like to try Invisalign, come visit our dentist, Dr. Mark Anderson, and our team. You can find us at Anderson Dental Care in Fairfield, California. To call us, dial (707) 425-0646, and we will see what we can do for you.