Braces are not the only means of aligning your teeth. Invisalign® retainers are another route to take in this endeavor. Here are some reasons you might choose Invisalign over traditional braces.
The first reason is the transparency of the retainers. Invisalign is made of a clear plastic that showcases your smile while working to straighten it. While braces do the same basic thing, they can draw attention away from your smile.
Aside from the cosmetic virtues, Invisalign retainers can actually help you feel more at ease too. They are built to fit comfortably on your teeth. They will not put as much pressure on your teeth as braces do when aligning them.
Invisalign retainers are removable, which can be an awesome advantage over braces. Taking them off opens up your mealtime options and makes cleaning both your teeth and the retainers easier.
With braces, you have to be careful not to eat foods that might ruin them. Even some healthier foods have to be cut up into small pieces or prepared in a certain way before you can eat them. Invisalign retainers can be protected by removing them, which allows you to eat more freely.
Oral hygiene practices are much more simple when the retainers are removed. You can brush and floss as you would any other time. Braces can get in the way, especially when you are trying to floss.
To clean the Invisalign retainers, you can hold them in your hand and rinse them out with warm water. You can also use a cleaning system designed for Invisalign too. Braces have to be cleaned from within your mouth. Though not impossible, the process is more complicated.
If you would like to have your teeth aligned and think Invisalign might be for you, come visit us at Avery Dental Center in Dublin, Ohio. Dr. Mehrdad Safavian, our dentist, will help you fulfill this desire and help you with anything else you need. To schedule your appointment, call (614) 932-2202.