Braces are one of the most common forms of orthodontic care. However, many people are wary about getting braces out of fear that they’re painful and difficult to manage. The tightening of braces can cause some amount of discomfort in the hours and days following the tightening, and making sure food doesn’t get caught in the parts of the braces can be a challenge. Some foods should be completely off limits, as they inevitably will get caught in the braces. Of course, one of the biggest concerns many people have about braces is that the braces will drastically alter their appearance. For this reason, invisible braces like Invisalign are especially appealing to many patients who are looking at options for braces.
An orthodontist that works with Invisalign options has Invisalign braces that are custom made to fit your mouth. Your orthodontist will advise you more on how these braces work to change your mouth. Each aligner works to gently move the teeth into place. Aligners are changed around once every week, though that timing will be based off of the patient’s individual needs and situation.
In addition to being appealing for not changing the appearance of your smile, there are several other benefits to Invisalign. Instead of having to struggle with flossing and brushing over metal braces, invisible braces can easily be removed for brushing and flossing. In addition, they can be gently cleaned by soaking in warm water.
Because Invisalign aligners are easily removed, they can also be taken out while eating. This is a benefit because it doesn’t limit the types of food that can be enjoyed while the treatment is going on, and it removes the concern of food getting caught in metal braces. If these aspects of invisible braces sound appealing, Invisalign may be the perfect option for your orthodontic treatment. Discuss treatment options with your orthodontist Brent Tyler Robison in order to see which option is best for you.