Did you know that every 9 out of 10 people have crooked teeth or suffer from some or the other type of dental problems? Some have misaligned teeth, crowded teeth or issues with the wisdom teeth. In simple words, almost everyone has dental problems. And this is one of the main reasons why we need treatments from a dentist or orthodontist to correct the dental problems. However, apart from the various treatment procedures, there is a special fascination for beautiful, straight and white teeth. In fact more teens and adults follow teeth straightening methods compared to the previous years. And this is exactly where Invisaligns fit in.
Invisaligns are invisible hard plastic teeth aligners that are custom designed to fit your mouth and thus straighten your teeth. They are designed by orthodontists after a proper analysis of your teeth and need to be replaced after a certain period of time due to the re-aligning of your teeth. Invisaligns are comparatively more preferred by adults compared to teenagers due to their invisible appearance and quick effect. However like all things even Invisaligns have certain pros and cons which you must be aware of. And it is important that you know all the needed information about Invisalign before you choose clear aligners for your teeth.
Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisaligns have many more advantages which you must know about. Here are some of the best known pros of invisaligns or clear aligners.
Comfort: Metallic braces are simply not comfortable to wear, despite of their great effect. In fact, anyone who has worn them will second this thought and also remember the cheek bites and irritation felt after wearing them. BUT with invisaligns, there are no brackets or wires and hence you never need to worry about cheek bites or the painful cuts that are otherwise caused by the metal braces. Invisaligns are smooth surfaced and hence, won’t cause any irritation to your mouth. They are almost similar to mouth gaurds but without the sharp edges.
Natural looking: As they are clear surfaced or invisible in appearance, they feel more natural in your mouth instead of metal braces. They are also more attractive and less visible to others. In fact, very few people will discover your invisible braces. As a result, you can smile without feeling restrictions or consciousness. Moreover, there is no specific age criteria for using these invisible braces. Hence, adults of all age can use the invisible to correct their crooked teeth.
Convenient to use: Another very attractive feature of Invalisgn is that they are very convenient to use. As they are invisible and do not hurt your inner cheeks, they can be worn all through the day without any inconvenience.
Removable: Clear braces, unlike the metallic braces are removable and can be worn back again easily without the aid of your orthodontist unlike metallic braces. So, you can easily remove them while brushing and flossing your teeth and also while eating and drinking your meals. This ensures oral hygiene and also reduces the chances of developing oral infections or bad smell.
Low maintenance: Compared to the metal braces, Invisaligns require very little maintenance. Yes, they may get a little dirty over time, but you can always clean them up again using a little bleach mixed in water. All you have to do is scrub them using a soft tooth brush dipped in bleach water to remove any stains.
Like all other things, unfortunately there are also a few cons of using Invisaligns. And it is only fair that you learn about these cons just as much as you learn about their pros. The cons are:
Expensive: Like the traditional metal braces, even Invisaligns are expensive. Although they may not be as expensive as metal braces, but they certainly come at a good price. So, if you have a tight budget you might want to rethink about using Invisaligns.
Initial discomfort: Wearing Invisaligns can be a little uncomfortable and painful in the initial days or when you wear a new aligner. This is caused due to the pressure created on your teeth, making them align and adjust to the new aligners. This pressure will help correct your teeth and align them in perfect shape. So, the discomfort is a part of the entire process.
Additional attachments: Along with Invisaligns, there are attachments that are provided to correct your teeth. These are the enamel ridges which are similar to the brackets worn with the traditional braces. These attachments are added to the aligners to make sure that they fit your teeth perfectly and help shift your teeth to the right position. Also, wearing attachments only make your invisaligns more noticeable.
To be worn 22 hours a day: The longer you wear, the better your teeth are aligned. Invisaligns need to be word for a minimum 22 hours a day. You may remove them for eating and drinking your favourite drinks or even for your everyday oral hygiene.
Inconvenient: For some people, Invisaligns are a little inconvenient to wear. You need to remove them before eating or drinking your coffee. This also means that every time you remove them, you may have to deal with a little embarrassment when surrounded by people. Also, every time you remove them for eating a meal, you need to brush your teeth before putting them back on your teeth. And this will certainly cause a little inconvenience, especially if you are a working person.
With all these pros and cons mentioned above, it gets extremely easy for you to choose whether or not you wish to wear Invisaligns for correcting your teeth. Also, you need to remember that Invisaligns don’t work for everyone. It may work for one but may not give the same result for another. Hence, it is important that you go through the analysis procedure to check your eligibility for using these braces. In order to make sure that you get the best results from Invisaligns, it is highly suggested that you visit an orthodontist to get the best counselling.