Why We Love Invisible Braces (And Why You Should, Too!)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Why We Love Invisible Braces (And Why You Should, Too!)

The surprising perks of invisible braces! Who would have thought?

When people think of getting their teeth straightened or orthodontia in general, it’s so easy for nightmarish imaginings to dominate your mind. Because cosmetic concerns aside, braces also come with a bit of discomfort.

But why get braces when you can use invisible braces? Invisible braces gives you a stunning, straight and bright smile without the usual trappings of braces. Invisible braces use plastic aligners that you can remove, allowing for better cleaning of your teeth that traditional metal braces don’t allow.

What Do Invisible Braces Involve?

According to your customized plan, you’ll wear aligners for up to 22 hours each day. You can remove the aligners when brushing your teeth and while eating. Invisible braces involve some surprising benefits, though, that you won’t get with traditional braces. Check out these three reasons why we love invisible braces (and you should, too!)

  • Does Invisalign HurtLose weight! It often doesn’t occur to new users of invisible braces that this will help them to lose weight. But you’ll be surprised at how much less you’ll be reaching for your snacks or fizzy drinks while your retainers are in (soft drinks can stain your invisible braces). Since you can only take out the retainers for a short period of time, you have to plan more carefully for meals and choose healthy options so you don’t stain them. Over time, many patients have found that they lost weight as a side benefit of invisible braces!
  • Keep up your confidence! Wearing traditional metal braces can cause you to feel awkward because of the way it makes your mouth bulge. For some people, the thought of smiling or showing teeth leads to self-consciousness and affects confidence. With invisible braces, this simply isn’t a problem: clear aligners will allow you to forget you’re even wearing them!
  • Improve the health of your teeth! Traditional braces will correct your teeth; but unfortunately, they also can be a precursor to gum disease or tooth decay if you aren’t diligent about keeping them clean. It can be hard to clean properly around the brackets of traditional braces. But invisible braces give you the chance to clean your teeth more thoroughly since you can actually take out the aligners. Hello, beautiful straight teeth; goodbye, cavities!

If you’re interested in getting more information on invisible braces at an affordable price, please contact us at Penn Dental Family Practice (215-898-PDFP).