Traditional wired braces look unpleasant and are uncomfortable to many. Align technology brought the revolutionary dental aligner product, Invisalign to suit the needs of the patients and also bring them a more appearance-friendly product.
Invisalign received FDA approval in 1998, a year after its launch in the market. It has been a popular name and a widely used product in orthodontics. Today, dentists are required to have a certification that validates their knowledge and expertise in the Invisalign technology. The product is preferred over the traditional metal braces or wired braces due to many factors. Most importantly, invisalign is almost invisible on your teeth and is comfortable to wear and remove.
The Top 5 advantages of Invisalign over traditional Wired Braces-
The best feature of Invisalign clear braces is that they are not easily visible in comparison to the conspicuous and unattractive traditional metal braces. The latter can be embarrassing for a person; especially an adult who wears metal aligners for their teeth. Invisalign is far more attractive and less conspicuous than the metal variety.
2. Patient Comfort
Invisalign is a lot more comfortable to wear o remove than the traditional wired braces. The latter uses chunks of metal that not only look unpleasant but cause a lot of discomfort to the patient wearing it for hours. The best part about invisalign clear braces is that they can be removed easily and without much hassle.
3. Duration of Dental Care and Treatment
Metal braces traditionally have a longer treatment period. It can even extent up to 5 years depending on the complexity of teeth alignment. Whereas, invsialign clear braces can help in alignment with treatment duration of 1 year which could even be as less as half the year.
4. Consistent in Results
Invisalign clear braces are not unpredictable in their results. One knows exactly what to expect with their use. The use of high end technology and computerized process makes the result consistent with the start to the final outcome. However, metal braces are not as accurate at treatment as their clearer counterparts.
5. Safer Alternative
It is safer to wear clear braces than its metal counterparts. The wired braces have metals protruding out of the metal wires. The metal can injure the inside of the mouth; especially the teeth as well as gums. They tend to puncture the soft tissues of the inside of the mouth. In contrast, it is safer to use invisalign as there is no use of metal and no protruding material from the braces.
On the whole, Invisalign technology is better in many ways in comparison to the metal braces. Invisalign is a lot more comfortable, easy to use and remove and offers better results at most times. Even though its cost is a little higher than that of metal braces, it is still a preferred choice for its attractive appearance and safety for gums and teeth.