When it comes to straightening your teeth with Invisalign, the cosmetic appeal of wearing clear aligners versus metal brackets is certainly one of the most notable advantages. However, its removable design is a benefit that both patients and dentists appreciate. While it is convenient to be able to remove the Invisalign aligners for eating a meal or enjoying a special event, it is equally valued when it comes to removing them for brushing and flossing.
The ability to take out your clear aligners for daily brushing and flossing is a substantial advantage over traditional braces. Many braces wearers, especially teens, suffer from certain dental health concerns during or after their treatment. This may include gingivitis or gum disease, as well as tooth decay, bad breath and discoloration. Such setbacks to your oral health can sabotage the hard work you’re putting in during your orthodontic treatment, and it can certainly make for a less than pleasant “reveal” when your braces finally come off.
With Invisalign, you can easily remove the aligners when it is time to brush. This means that you can do the job as effectively as you’ve always done it while avoiding the obstacles of metal brackets and wires to work around. Without food getting trapped on your gums or tooth surfaces, you are much less likely to encounter cavities, stains and irritated gums during treatment.
Not only does Invisalign help you keep a cleaner and healthier mouth during treatment, but once your treatment is complete, you’ll have a straighter smile to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthier going forward. We realize that a straight smile is aesthetically pleasing, but please don’t neglect the dental health benefits of a well-aligned smile.
If you struggle with frequent cavities or persistent gum disease, you may want to consider Invisalign as a more favorable option for orthodontics. To learn more about how Invisalign can straighten your teeth as well as foster better oral hygiene, schedule your consult at Park South Dentistry today. We are a proud provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.