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Invisalign vs. Metal Braces: 5 Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is a powerful way to correct your smile. For treating gaps in the teeth, minor tooth crowding, crooked and misaligned teeth, and other such minor orthodontic issues, Invisalign is quickly becoming the standard of care.

While the treatment typically can’t be used for more major orthodontic issues like bite malocclusion, it has a number of advantages which make it a top choice for orthodontic patients at SouthEnd Dentistry. Here are just a few of the benefits:

1. Invisalign Has A Faster Treatment Time

When you get Invisalign, you’ll typically wear each set of your aligners for 2 weeks. It takes between 20-24 aligners to complete a typical treatment, so the average treatment time for Invisalign is less than a year. Metal braces, on the other hand, can take 2 year or longer to achieve the same results.

2. Invisalign Is Subtle And Nearly Invisible To Others

This is the primary reason that Invisalign is a top choice among young adults and older individuals who wish to avoid the unfortunate social stigma of “adult braces.” When you’re wearing Invisalign, nobody has to know that you are undergoing dental treatment. Your aligners will be thin, transparent, and won’t affect your speech or your smile.

3. Invisalign Allows You To Clean Your Teeth More Effectively

Invisalign is removable, which allows you to maintain a better level of oral hygiene while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Brushing and flossing with braces is difficult, especially when your teeth feel tender after a recent adjustment.

In contrast, you can simply pop out your aligners, brush and floss normally, rinse them off, and put them back in. This leads to better overall oral hygiene during the orthodontic correction process.

4. Invisalign Is More Comfortable Than Braces

Invisalign doesn’t involve uncomfortable metal brackets or wires that may poke your mouth and cause you pain and discomfort. In addition, Invisalign is built specifically to move your teeth gradually and gently, so the discomfort of tooth movement is much less compared to braces.

In addition, while tightening your braces can lead to sensitive, sore, and painful teeth in many orthodontic patients, there is no need to “tighten” Invisalign, leading to a more comfortable treatment.

5. Invisalign Reduces The Amount Of Time You’ll Spend In The Dentist’s Chair

As mentioned above, there’s no need to “tighten” Invisalign. With traditional braces, you must come in every 4-6 weeks to see your dentist and have your braces adjusted, which can take an hour or more.

But with Invisalign, you just come to SouthEnd Dentistry for a quick check-up that takes just a few minutes. Every 6 weeks, Dr. Picot will check your progress, and give you the next 2-3 sets of aligners you’ll wear for your treatment. That’s it!

See If Invisalign Is Right For You – Schedule An Appointment With Dr. Picot!

Dr. Picot is an experienced general and cosmetic dentist, and he specializes in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. With our dedication to satisfaction, and a comprehensive approach to dentistry, the team at SouthEnd Dentistry is here to help you get the care you need.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Picot now. Whether you’re in South End, Dilworth, Myers Park, or Uptown, we’re here to help! Give us a call at (704) 335-8266, or stop by our office at 1520 South Blvd, Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28203 to get started.

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