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5 Advantages of Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces

Straightening teeth at a later age was once a difficult decision for adults who didn’t want to wear braces. But with Invisalign® it is now possible for those who have moved past their teenage years to achieve a beautiful smile without impacting their professional or personal lives.

Here are some additional advantages to straightening teeth with Invisalign® versus wearing metal braces:

1. Virtually Invisible

While metal braces are clunky and glaringly visible, Invisalign® aligner trays are virtually imperceptible, and will gradually straighten your teen without the obvious hardware of braces. You don’t need to feel like a teenager again to achieve a beautiful smile, and can steadily perfect your teeth while conducting business as usual.

2. Smooth and Comfortable

The wires from traditional metal braces often poke and irritate your mouth, making it feel bulky and uncomfortable. In contrast, Invisalign® aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. And if you need a brief reprieve, simply take them out for a few minutes, readjust and put them right back in easily.

3. Easy to Clean

Traditional hardware can make brushing and flossing more difficult, taking up to 30 minutes in some cases to truly get clean teeth. Invisalign® aligners are removed completely for easy cleaning of teeth and trays, and nothing will ever stay stuck in them for long like with brackets and wires.

4. Eat Whatever You Want

Any and all hard or sticky food are off limits with metal braces, as they can get horribly stuck in the hardware. But because you remove Invisalign® aligners whenever you eat or drink, there are no limitations to what you can enjoy.

5. Similar Cost

Once, flexible teeth straightening options were too expensive to consider, leaving you with a difficult decision if you wanted to improve your smile. Now, you can straighten your teeth with Invisalign®  at nearly the same cost as metal braces. In fact, both dental insurance and FSA will generally cover Invisalign®, giving you much easier access to a more bright and beautiful smile.

As an adult looking for a great smile, there’s no reason not to choose Invisalign® over metal braces, and many reasons to contact your dentist for a free consultation now.

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