Before, people with crooked teeth had no other option but to wear orthodontic braces. Wearing bulky and uncomfortable metal braces isn’t exactly anyone’s idea of fun. Modern braces are so much better than the ones from the 80s and 90s however they’re still not esthetically pleasing. But what if we told you there’s now a way to correct teeth alignment issues without the drawbacks of dental braces? This orthodontic treatment is called Invisalign.

Invisalign is a system that uses BPA-safe clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. Ever since it was introduced in the US in 1999, it has truly revolutionized the way people perceived teeth straightening.

Why Choose Invisalign?

What makes this system a much better alternative to traditional braces is that it offers benefits that the latter can’t provide. Take a look:

1. It’s Invisible

Invisalign is made of clear plastic aligners that are hardly noticeable. In fact, most people around you won’t even notice you’re wearing it. Braces, on the other hand, have metal wires and brackets that are  quite conspicuous every time you open your mouth to speak or smile.

2. You Can Eat Whatever You Like

With traditional braces, you have to be extra careful about what you eat because they could get stuck in the brackets and wires. But with Invisalign, you can simply remove your aligners (YES, they’re removable!) and not have to worry about having to change your diet for the sake of getting straighter teeth.

3. No Discomfort

Although traditional braces are less bulky nowadays, they still cannot compare to the comfort of wearing Invisalign aligners. They’re made of a special kind of plastic that is smooth and lightweight, while braces are made of metal.

Is Invisalign for Me?

Invisalign is effective in treating majority of common alignment problems in teens and adults, including widely spaced and overly crowded teeth. Issues such as underbites, overbites and crossbites can also be treated using Invisalign. However, for treating complex dental problems, your orthodontist may recommend dental braces. In any case, your orthodontist can evaluate your dental issues and recommend the best possible treatment plan.

Over 500,000 people have taken advantage of Invisalign. With a system that isn’t obtrusive, embarrassing, uncomfortable or noticeable, nothing can get in the way of your desire to have a more beautiful smile.

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New York State Dental Association
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