Wake Forest dentist discusses many advantages of metal free Invisalign over conventional braces
One of the biggest selling points of Invisalign is this straightening treatment is not metal braces!
This feature means more than you don’t feel self-conscious about the “metal mouth” you may associate with traditional braces. Yet, this straightening technique has advantages beyond the superficial, starting with the fact that these metal-free clear aligners are also:
- Removable — It may seem too good to be true that you can take these aligners out for eating, brushing, flossing, and even special occasions. This won’t affect the straightening adversely. If anything, by removing the aligner it helps assure effective and safe treatment. You can more easily clean and brush as there are no wires and brackets impeding the ability to get in-between and around teeth thoroughly with cleaning tools. The only thing Dr. Edmond Suh and his team ask is that you average about 22 hours of wear each day.
- Fewer side effects — Decay from inadequate brushing due to metal brackets and wires can set back your progress. You can actually end up with more conditions than you started with; for example, if decay continues unabated, it can result in cavities and further structural damage to the tooth. This can both complicate the straightening process and create the need for more treatments to correct conditions, such as fillings, partial crowns, veneers, and other restorations.
- Comfort — The plastic used to make these aligners is smooth instead of sharp and hard metal. There is less irritation to the gums and tissues inside the mouth. Not only will others be unaware that you are wearing Invisalign in the first place, but also you will forget you are wearing them — they are comfortable.
There are numerous other advantages with metal-free braces in Wake Forest. It is not limited to the need for fewer dental appointments with Dr. Edmond Suh and his team through the process and the ability to map out the treatment plan and monitor your progress with virtual modeling technologies.
Some people, such as those with moderate bite issues, may not have been candidates for Invisalign a few years ago. Now they can get comfortable and effective treatment with this system, thanks to advances in the science and technology behind Invisalign. Dr. Suh can discuss the advantages as well as more details about the process. To schedule an appointment, call 919 556 6200.