Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

In our Perth dental clinic, Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment choice for many of our adult and teenager patients. Invisalign is a popular and proven choice for tooth straightening due to their nearly invisible appearance, however, the benefits go far beyond the aesthetics. In this article, we shed light on additional benefits of Invisalign.

Invisalign Doesn’t Stain Your Teeth

When traditional braces are placed on the surface of your teeth, discolouration or staining can occur around the site of the brackets and wires, especially if the braces remain glued to your teeth for extended periods of time. Basic oral hygiene like brushing and flossing is difficult due to the wires and brackets getting in the way, which could make your teeth more prone to staining from food and drink.

Because Invisalign trays are temporarily placed over your teeth, they do don’t need any glue or other bonding, and thus don’t cause discolouration. Because the aligner trays can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, it’s much easier to clean away all the plaque and bits of stain causing debris.

Fewer and Shorter Trips to the Dentist

Traditional metal braces require a significant amount of maintenance, including routine visits to your orthodontist. These frequent trips are crucial for maximising the treatment. With Invisalign, there is no tightening or adjusting needed. Simply swap out the invisalign trays every few weeks as determined by Dr Vicky and her team. We can even provide several sets of trays at one time to help minimise the number of trips to the office. Just make sure to wear each set of aligners for about 22 hours a day so you get the full benefit of each set.

Invisalign checkup appointments are usually much shorter than appointments for metal braces, since there’s no tightening or wire changes needed.

Gentler on Your Teeth and Gums

Our patients say that one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign treatment is the overall increased comfort level as compared to wire braces. Since the Invisalign aligner trays are made of a smooth plastic which is custom fit to the shape of your teeth, they don’t poke the soft tissue of your mouth or irritate the gums. Traditional bracket and wire braces contain sharp edges that can poke, cut and irritate your mouth.

For your free smile assessment, call our office today and see how we can transform your smile without the use of traditional orthodontic braces.