Brace Yourself: The Top 3 Advantages of Invisalign

There is a great option for people who want straight teeth, but don’t want to deal with the painful experience of braces.  Invisalign offers people the ability to straighten their teeth by wearing plastic aligner trays that are invisible and removable.  Here are the top 3 reasons Invisalign is a great alternative to braces.


  1. Plastic Over Metal

Dentists use X-rays, impressions, and pictures to develop BPA-free plastic trays that fit to your teeth and gently move your teeth to straighten them.  A lot of discomfort comes with braces because they’re metal and the wires used to align your teeth can poke out at the ends and tear into your cheeks.  The metal brackets themselves cause discomfort because of the prongs poking the inside of your mouth.  With invisalign, you eliminate the risk of hurting your mouth on the metal and you don’t have to use the uncomfortable wax to protect your mouth from the metal.


  1. They’re Removable

A great aspect of Invisalign is that they’re removable.  This means that you simply remove your “braces” when you eat and drink.  With metal braces, food can get lodged in between your teeth and the brackets, providing the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and cause tooth decay.  With Invisalign, you simply remove the trays and enjoy your meal.


  1. Better Oral Care

It is difficult to brush around braces and extremely challenging to floss with braces.  Invisalign allows you complete access to your teeth and makes oral care much easier.  While it may seem inconvenient that you have to brush your teeth after every meal with Invisalign, it helps improve your overall oral health.  Because you’re brushing away the food in your mouth after every meal, you decrease the ability of plaque to form on your teeth.  When you’ve completed the Invisalign process, you’ll have straighter teeth and better oral care habits.


The trays are worn between 20 and 22 hour per day; you only remove them when brushing your teeth or eating.  You will get a new set of aligners about every 2 weeks and visit the dentist regularly to ensure the trays are effective.  Treatment with Invisalign can take from one year to the full time required with braces, depending on each person’s teeth.


From teenagers in high school to business professionals, Invisalign offers you a great way to straighten your teeth without having to wear or deal with metal braces.  To learn more about Invisalign or to set up an appointment, contact Greenspoint Dental in Houston, Texas today.