5 Reasons Why Invisalign Is Better Than Braces

5 Reasons Why Invisalign Is Better Than Braces
Posted on 04/07/2023

Braces are the traditional way of fixing crooked teeth. At Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics, however, we recommend Invisalign. They're plastic trays that are uniquely molded to the shape of your teeth, and they're much more convenient than the wires and brackets of braces. Here are just a few advantages of straightening your smile with Invisalign!

1. Invisibility

It's in the name: Invisalign trays are nearly invisible. Their trays are transparent, so most people won't even realize that you're wearing them. This makes them a highly attractive alternative to the "metal mouth" look of braces. Many teens and adults opt for Invisalign so that their work, school, and social appearances won't be affected by visible dental work.

2. Gentle Adjustment

The magic of Invisalign is within its trays. Also known as aligners, they exert gentle pressure on your teeth that will slowly and steadily move them into straighter rows. You can take out your aligners at any time, too, though it's recommended that you wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results.

3. No Food Restrictions

When you get braces, your orthodontist will give you a long list of foods to avoid, including:

  • Gum
  • Popcorn
  • Hard or sticky candy
  • Ice
  • Caramel
  • Nuts

Even certain types of fruit will be off-limits!

Fortunately, Invisalign doesn't come with these dietary restrictions. You can simply remove the trays from your mouth to eat whatever you'd like.

4. Fewer Trips to the Dentist

Braces need to be tightened on a regular basis. With Invisalign, however, you just need to swap out aligners every couple of weeks. Your orthodontist can give them to you in advance, so you won't need to keep making appointments. Over time, the aligners will move your teeth into straighter and straighter rows.

5. Comfort and Convenience

Last but not least, many patients report that Invisalign is more comfortable than braces. There are no sharp edges to cut into your cheeks; there are no wires to get snagged by food or floss. You won't even have to sit through painful dental appointments to get them tightened. Invisalign is the clear winner in terms of stress-free tooth straightening!

If you're looking for a brighter, straighter smile, call us today at Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics. We're a dental office based out of Orlando that can get you beach-ready in no time!

Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics

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