5 Advantages of Invisalign Clear Braces

Cosmetic Dentistry

Straighten Your Teeth with Comfort and Ease

A smile with straight, aligned teeth is a real confidence-booster! Traditionally, achieving well-aligned teeth was the job of cumbersome metal braces that were uncomfortable, unsightly, and hard to keep clean.

Now with the advent of more modern methods of orthodontic care, there are different options on the market to help you achieve that perfect smile. While metal braces and Invisalign clear braces both have their pros and cons, Invisalign clear braces are an option for those who prefer a less obvious treatment method.

If you’d like to correct your teeth without the look of metal, Invisalign might be a great option to consider. Here are 5 more reasons why Invisalign is a great choice.

Invisalign corrects most orthodontic issues.

Invisalign braces correct orthodontic concerns such as overbite, underbite, gap teeth, and crowded teeth. At San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we specialize in creating beautiful smiles, and Dr. Michael Wong will evaluate your teeth to ensure you’re a good candidate.

A 3-D image of your mouth and jaw allows Dr. Wong to create plastic aligners that are customized to your teeth and the corrective action needed.

Invisalign clear braces are subtle.

A great advantage for those whose lifestyle doesn’t include wires and brackets, Invisalign braces are inconspicuous.

Invisalign clear braces are comfortable.

Similarly, Invisalign’s plastic components are far more comfortable than traditional wire braces that can irritate gums and the inside of your mouth. Clear plastic aligners are far smoother and don’t cause abrasions.

Invisalign braces are removable.

No longer will you have to struggle with brushing and flossing around metal braces. Clear aligners are removable and can be taken out when you eat or drink (so you don’t have to give up your favorite beverages and snacks) and when it’s time to brush and floss.

Oral care is always important, but it’s particularly essential when wearing aligners. Daily brushing and flossing remove harmful bacteria that can be trapped beneath the aligner to cause tooth decay.

Clear aligners are easy to clean.

Because they are removable, aligners can be cleaned and refreshed with minimal effort. Clear, unscented soap and warm water (not hot) is the most effective cleaning method, ensuring there’s no staining or clouding of the plastic.

A consultation at our San Mateo cosmetic dental office will tell us if you’re a good candidate. Together with Dr. Wong, you’ll discuss the advantages of Invisalign and your expectations, and how to wear and clean them. Clear aligners should be always worn (except when you’re eating or drinking, brushing and flossing, and when cleaning them), and you’ll receive a new set of aligners every 2 weeks.

he best part? No one will know about your braces unless you tell them.

Schedule a consultation today. Your straight smile is waiting!