Invisalign Versus Traditional Metal Braces
Many people want straight teeth, but do not want the metal and brackets associated with clear braces. The alternative is Invisalign. With Invisalign clear braces in Manhattan Beach and Woodland Hills, CA, you get the benefits of braces through Invisalign technology, but without the hassle of metal, brackets, and wires.
Differences Between Invisalign and Traditional Braces
Aside from discretion, Invisalign also offers other benefits over traditional braces. These benefits include:
- Aligner removal for optimal brushing and flossing
- Aligner removal for eating
- Comfort because of the clear plastic design as opposed to the heavier metals of braces. Invisalign also relies on low pressure to straighten teeth rather than the tightening appointments required for traditional braces.
You cannot remove traditional braces when brushing and flossing, which means you will always miss certain areas. It is also difficult to thread floss through the wires that are a large part of traditional braces.
Further, you cannot remove traditional braces when eating, which means food particles can stick to the metal.
Traditional braces are also cumbersome and tend to scratch the inner cheeks.
How Invisalign Works Compared with Traditional Braces
Invisalign aligners are created using a mold of your mouth. You change these aligners every few weeks to straighten your teeth over time.
Traditional metal braces attach to your teeth and require periodic tightening to keep your teeth moving into their correct positions.
Straight Teeth Are Better for Your Oral Health
In addition to straightening overlapping, twisted, and crooked teeth, Invisalign also promotes better oral health because teeth are easier to care for and there is less erosion when teeth and bites are straight.
Contact Our Dental Office
If you’re considering Invisalign in Manhattan Beach or Woodland Hills, CA, contact our team to schedule an appointment to determine whether you’re a good candidate for clear braces.