Benefits of Invisalign
Are you familiar with Invisalign? This is a popular method for straightening teeth, and at Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center in Springfield, MO we offer it as a form of cosmetic dentistry. Of course, as a form of orthodontics, there are more benefits of Invisalign beyond the cosmetic, and we want all of our patients to consider these when looking for answers to dental issues.
Are They Just Clear Braces?
We want to clear up this issue right away because Invisalign is not the same as clear braces. It uses clear aligners that are invisible to the eye and which slide over the teeth rather than being glued to them. There are no wires and no brackets. Instead, one of the best benefits of Invisalign is that they are worn like a sheath over the teeth and do not involve the unattractive looks so common to braces.
They do much of the same work as braces, though, and as your chosen dentist in Springfield, we may recommend the clear aligners over the braces if you are deemed a good candidate for this approach.
The Many Benefits
When you are considering your options, it is important to list the proverbial “pros and cons” of both choices. We are going to focus on the benefits of Invisalign because they are so remarkable. Just consider:
They are discreet – Adults and teens alike love that no one can tell they are getting their teeth straightened when wearing the clear aligners, and this is also a bonus for professionals who cannot afford to have a mouth full of wires or brackets for many months.
They are comfortable – Without all of the wires and braces, Invisalign is just more comfortable. It is also removable, meaning you slide them easily off to eat and do oral hygiene and then just as easily slide them back on for the rest of the day and night.
They are safe – Smooth against the soft tissue of the mouth, they never put you at risk for harm or discomfort. They also are without any metal, and this is healthier for the teeth and removes the risk of allergic reaction. They do not use adhesives, and will never leave any residue on the teeth.
They are predictable – One of the nicest benefits of Invisalign is that they are computer designed to your needs. This lets you know how much it will cost, how long it will take, and exactly what the final results will look like before you begin!
Contact Us to Experience the Benefits of Invisalign
If you have additional questions about the benefits of Invisalign, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Springfield, MO office at 417-888-0771. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about Invisalign, read our Invisalign overview blog.