Invisible Aligners: Breaking Down the Benefits

Almost no one’s teeth grow into perfect alignment on their own. The growth of your teeth and jaw is a biological process that is influenced by a number of factors that are out of your control. If your teeth are straight and perfect on their own, that’s okay! In some cases, the structural imbalance caused by misalignment can pose long-term risks for your teeth. In some cases, straighter teeth would simply be nicer for the overall esthetics of your smile. By working with your dentist, you can bring your teeth into alignment with time. Invisible aligners are a comfortable solution for this problem. Here are some of the benefits of this treatment.

Invisible Aligners Are Discreet, Unlike Braces

The most immediately noticeable advantage that invisible aligners present against braces is their appearance. Invisible aligners are specifically designed to be discreet. The clear appearance allows you to gently straighten your teeth without broadcasting to the world that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Braces, with their wires and brackets, tend to stand out in your smile. Aligners will allow you to continue to feel comfortable in public settings during treatment.

Invisible Aligners Are Comfortable

In addition to being more discreet, invisible aligners are also more comfortable than braces. That’s because the aligner is a much more gentle way to align your teeth. Braces are used for cases of malocclusion that present a potential risk. A misaligned bite can create additional wear on your teeth that leads to their premature erosion. In cases of serious misalignment, braces are the right tool for the job, and you should trust your dentist and orthodontist in these cases. However, if you’re looking for a cosmetic alignment of your teeth, invisible aligners often present the better option.

Invisible Aligners Allow for Better Hygiene

Finally, invisible aligners are also better for your hygiene during treatment. Braces are bonded to your teeth, creating an obstacle when brushing and flossing. Invisible aligners can be removed to brush and floss your teeth with ease, reducing your risk for cavities during the process. You can also still eat the foods you’d like to eat, since you can remove the aligners for meals. Braces come with plenty of dietary restrictions, and over a two-year treatment timetable, that can get frustrating.

Learn About Invisible Aligners at Advanced Dental Concepts

If a small misalignment of your teeth is causing you to feel self-conscious about your smile, you should talk to your dentist about invisible aligners. This treatment method is discreet, comfortable, and hygienic. At Advanced Dental Concepts, you will receive professional advice and comfortable treatment from a knowledgeable staff. To schedule an appointment or initial consultation, call Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.