When you visit Dr. Ivan Chan and the team at Glendale Dental Wellness in Glendale, California, for straighter teeth, you will discover many of the great benefits of Invisalign clear aligners. This popular treatment provides many obvious advantages, like how discreet the clear trays are. There are other benefits that you may not immediately think about. Read on to learn more about some of these benefits.
Many patients who begin the Invisalign treatment do so because of how discreet the procedure is. The aligners are made of clear, comfortable plastic that is nearly invisible. One advantage you may not have considered when choosing Invisalign is how they keep your teeth white. While traditional braces, which utilize metal brackets and wires, can often result in staining around sites where they are mounted on the teeth, Invisalign will not. Also, with traditional braces, brushing and flossing can be more difficult, leaving your teeth at a higher risk of stains from food, drink, and bacteria. Because Invisalign trays are not adhered to the teeth and are easily removed, you never have to worry about these concerns.
Because metal braces need a higher level of upkeep, it results in more trips to the dentist or orthodontic office for tightening and adjusting. This is not required with Invisalign. Invisalign trays come in a series. When it is time to “adjust,” you are simply moving to the next aligner in the series. This helps minimize the number of visits you will need to make to your dentist. Additionally, when you do have to visit your dentist for them to check your progress, the trips are shorter in length because there is no manual manipulation required.
A benefit of Invisalign that can often be overlooked is how comfortable the clear plastic aligners are, especially when compared to the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. Invisalign trays are made of a patented smooth plastic designed to provide a comfortable fit that will not poke or irritate your teeth and gums.