Having crooked teeth can negatively affect both your smile, your chewing, and the overall health of your teeth. Getting them straightened can lead to greater comfort and self-confidence. Technological advances in dentistry have made it so traditional wire braces are no longer the only way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign has already helped hundreds of thousands of patients around the world, and it’s approved by the American Dental Association! While wire braces are still relatively common in children, Invisalign has clearly become the better option for adults looking to correct crooked teeth. They are recommended by Dr. Kacel, your dentist in Highland Park, IL for the following reasons:
Traditional braces are impossible not to notice, and can lead to embarrassment, especially for adults who sometimes feel as though wire braces make them look immature. Invisalign is barely noticeable, and offers an aesthetically pleasing way to straighten teeth without letting the whole world know you are wearing braces.
Eat What You Want
Wire braces are known for trapping food, requiring patients to avoid certain foods. Sticky foods and gum can get stuck in the braces, and hard to chew foods can damage them. Invisalign trays are removed prior to eating, so you are allowed to eat whatever you want without having to worry. Consult Dr. Kacel, your Highland Park, IL dentist about straightening your teeth while still being able to eat the food you love.
Easy to Clean
Maintaining good oral hygiene with wire braces can be difficult. Patients are forced to clean around the braces, leading to discomfort and the possibility of food being stuck in the braces. Invisalign trays are removable, and are cleaned separately while you can brush and floss your teeth normally. This leaves both your teeth and the Invisalign trays perfectly clean and your teeth are less likely to get cavities.
One of the best reasons to choose Invisalign over wire braces is that they are decidedly more comfortable. Wire braces have a tendency to get caught inside your mouth, tearing the lips or cheeks and causing pain. This risk does not arise with Invisalign trays. Additionally, braces are constantly applying pressure to the teeth to push them into place, whereas the series of Invisalign trays gradually move the teeth into place using less pressure. This allows for far greater comfort.
Invisalign Is Faster
Despite gradually shifting of your teeth into place in a much more comfortable way, Invisalign still manages to get the job done much more quickly than traditional braces. On average, wire braces take three years to finish straightening teeth. However, when you choose to get Invisalign trays from Dr. Kacel, your dentist in Deerfield, IL, the process of straightening your teeth can be as short as one year.
If you have any other questions about Invisalign, or about oral hygiene in general, reach out to Steven Kacel, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., F.A.D.I. and his friendly staff at his dental office who will happily answer any questions you may have. Call (847) 457-0400 to make an appointment today.