Have you always wanted a straighter smile, but you didn’t want a mouth full of metal? Traditional braces are not for everyone. Adults in particular tend to feel embarrassed or hesitant to try traditional braces because of their appearance. Fortunately there is an innovative alternative to traditional braces that delivers the same smile-perfecting results: Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign braces are “invisible braces” made of clear plastic to remain inconspicuous as they correct your teeth. Now you can have the best of both worlds: A beautiful smile without the inconvenience, discomfort, or appearance of braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear braces are sets of clear plastic trays that you wear over your natural teeth. The process of Invisalign utilizes a series of these clear aligners to progressively straighten and improve your orthodontic concerns over a period of two years.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
The biggest difference between Invisalign clear braces and traditional metal braces is their appearance. Traditional braces are comprised of metal brackets and wires, while Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners. Another difference: Traditional braces are permanently fixed onto your teeth during your treatment period, while Invisalign trays are removable. Because you can remove your Invisalign trays, Invisalign is also more convenient, especially when it comes to food: You can eat all your favorite foods, and you don’t need to worry about restricting yourself for fear of damaging your braces nor do you need to clean out your brace brackets after snacking. Did you know that traditional braces sometimes leave behind stains once removed? No need for corrective teeth whitening post-braces with Invisalign!
Benefits of Invisalign
- Brushing and flossing is easy, unlike with traditional braces.
- You can continue eating your favorite foods, even foods that damage traditional braces, like popcorn and gum.
- You can perfect your natural teeth without the expense of cosmetic dentistry treatments like porcelain veneers.
- Straightening your teeth and correcting your bite can improve your dental health, by preventing the build-up of plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach nooks between overlapping teeth, thus preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
About Dr. Jeffrey Allen & Dr. Neumann
Dr. Jeffrey Allen and Dr. Neumann provide comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. Call us at (641) 628-1121 today to schedule a checkup and cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions, and visit Allen Family Dentistry on Google+ to leave a review.