Invisalign vs. Wire Braces
Are you embarrassed to smile with your mouth open? Perhaps you have embarrassing gaps in your teeth, or misaligned teeth. Maybe you’ve considered traditional wire braces to correct these issues, but fear the drawbacks of traditional wire braces?
In this post, we’re going to look at three of the big advantages of selecting Invisalign over traditional braces. Here at All Smiles Jacksonville, we believe you should be proud of your smile and Invisalign can help make that happen.
Showcase Your Smile
Traditional wire braces are noticeable in your mouth when you smile. For your children (and teenagers in particular) this can lead to anxiety about their appearance and fitting in with their classmates. No one wants to be teased about a dental device in their mouths.
Adults may also worry about the appearance of using traditional braces. Wire braces can make an adult look youthful and inexperienced, which are often considered undesirable traits in a workplace setting.
But now you can put those fears to rest. Invisalign braces uses transparent aligners to correct teeth spacing; the custom, state of the art aligners rest unnoticed in your mouth. This means that you can smile without fear of anyone noticing your braces!
For teenagers and adults alike, this can be a big boost to their self-esteem. All Smiles Jacksonville’s experienced staff can help you discover more self-confidence through the use of Invisalign.
Eat What You Want, When You Want
Traditional wire braces come with severe restrictions regarding the things you can eat. This not only limits your dietary choices, but also makes dining out and socializing difficult.
You have to avoid crusty foods like pretzels, bagels, baguettes, and even pizza crusts because chewing on them can result in damage to traditional wire braces.
Meat treats like beef jerky, pepperoni sticks, and well-done steak are also off the menu because they can cause the wires and brackets of traditional braces to loosen.
Even enjoying candy becomes a minefield. Chewy candies such as caramel, gummy worms, salt-water taffy, and jelly beans can become stuck in traditional wire braces. Not only is this uncomfortable, it can lead to tooth decay and other dental problems.
These limitations are hard enough for an adult to handle, let alone a hormonal teenager. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The Invisalign system uses removable aligners in places of rigid, immovable wires and brackets. So all you have to do is take out the aligner before eating, and put it back in when you’re done. It’s really that simple.
Our top-notch team at All Smiles Jacksonville will help you enjoy a better straighter smile and allow you to keep eating the food you love with Invisalign.
Maintain Better Dental Hygiene
Everyone knows that regular brushing and flossing are essential elements in keeping your smile photo-worthy. What you might not know is that traditional wire braces can make this routine task far more difficult, with poor brushing often resulting in tooth decay and unsightly spots on your teeth.
Brushing with traditional braces is a time-consuming process that takes some users nearly a half an hour. First you have to remove any elastic bands and any other removable objects from your traditional braces. Then you have brush the braces themselves, taking great care to reach every wire and pin of the braces.
After you’ve completed these two steps, you are then able to brush your teeth. Flossing with traditional braces is similarly difficult- as it requires not only maneuvering around all the rigid elements of traditional braces- but also necessitates the use of super floss, a more expensive, speciality product.
This difficulty of use often results in wearers of traditional braces brushing and flossing far less frequently. This increases decay and the time and money you have to spend in dental offices.
Even with frequent brushing, traditional braces can leave your smile in sorry shape. When traditional braces are removed, you may find yellow spots beneath the former location of the brackets. These spots can be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming to remove.
But there is a solution. Invisalign aligners can be removed for regular brushing and flossing after every meal. With Invisalign you don’t have to worry about yellow spots on your teeth, or stress about needing a half hour to brush your teeth before bed. All you have to do is follow your normal everyday brushing and flossing routine.
Make an Appointment Now
Our top-notch team at All Smiles Jacksonville are currently offering their patients a free initial consultation about Invisalign. Contact us today to schedule an appoint and see if Invisalign is right for you!