Making the decision to seek orthodontic treatment is an important one. It’s best to review all of your options before committing to a treatment plan.
To help you with your research, we’ve put together a list of the benefits of Invisalign versus traditional metal braces. Learn about the advantages to this amazing technology that Dr. Jeffery Platt offers at Lasting Impressions Dental Care.
The greatest and most popular benefit of Invisalign over metal braces is that Invisalign is practically invisible. Your aligners are custom-cut and crystal clear. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your confidence while you work on straightening your smile! Invisalign can even be removed for a special event, so you can sport your smile even in the middle of treatment.
Not only does Invisalign feel smooth and thin, unlike metal braces that scratch your lips and cheeks, but they don’t have to be routinely tightened and adjusted with rubber bands. You’ll receive a new aligner every two weeks that snaps right into place.
Invisalign is ideal for athletes, especially with contact sports, as the treatment eliminates the danger of potential mouth injury like from wire braces.
Treatment with braces can take several years. However, Invisalign is accomplished in a much shorter amount of time on average. We even offer Invisalign Express 5 for patients who only need minor correction — results with this treatment show in just a few months.
With Invisalign, you won’t have to make several trips to the office a year. Your aligners can be switched out at home and on your schedule — perfect if you’re busy but still want to commit to results.
Invisalign removable aligners make hygiene so much easier than with braces. Metal braces require meticulous cleaning, and food constantly get stuck in them, increasing the possibility for plaque buildup. Your Invisalign aligners easily come off for cleaning and you can brush and floss like normal, and eat without them restriction!
Depending on the scope of treatment and number of office visits, Invisalign can often be less expensive than braces. It’s a different case for every patient, but at Lasting Impressions, we don’t want anything standing in the way of your smile. That’s why we offer financing so that you can invest in yourself confidently.
Then, a series of clear, custom-made aligners are used to shift your teeth into place. Each aligner, or tray as they’re also known, is worn for about two weeks before being replaced. This cycle is repeated until the final position of your teeth is achieved.
We recommend Invisalign to teenagers with fully developed mouths because displacing their teeth before they’re fully grown can cause them to shift again after treatment.
Compared to traditional braces’ 18-36 month treatment plan, Invisalign aligners are the clear answer for tooth repositioning.
Your aligners might cause a slight impairment to your speech, but the more you wear them, the sooner you’ll adjust to speaking with them on.
As your teeth begin to shift, you may experience some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each new tray is introduced. This is a sign that your teeth are moving to their desired final position.
Dr. Jeffery Platt is Colorado Springs’ orthodontic expert. There’s nothing he can’t do when it comes to general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. If you’re ready to have the smile of your dreams, Dr. Platt is just a phone call away at (719) 355-7420. You can also fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you!
Dr. Jeffrey C. Platt
2465 Research Pkwy #100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Monday: 7AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM