When it comes to weighing the pros and cons of adult braces vs. Invisalign, the pros column is pretty heavily weighted in support of choosing Invisalign as an adult.
And now that many dental insurance companies are offering at least partial coverage for Invisalign for adults, more and more adults are choosing this option for their orthodontic care over traditional braces every day. Here are five reasons why:
1. Adult Invisalign Trays Are Clear
No adult likes the look of metal braces. They look and feel juvenile, and they are impossible to hide.
Especially if your job requires you to speak to people face to face, it can be a blow to your confidence. Since treatment lasts months or years, it is not an option for many adults who are paid to interact with the public every day.
2. Invisalign for Adults Is Removable
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays are easy to remove whenever you like. If there is an event you’d prefer to not wear them to, if you’d like to eat, or if you have just gotten a new tray that feels a bit tight, you can take a break whenever you like. This is not the case with traditional braces.
3. Cleaning Is Easy With Invisalign
Because Invisalign trays are easy to remove, they are easy to clean as well. Simply rinsing them regularly can keep them looking great and smelling fresh.
Plus, while they are removed, you can easily floss and brush your teeth without having to use threaders and mini brushes like you do with traditional braces.
4. Maintenance for Invisalign Is Less Time Consuming
When it comes to going to the orthodontist for checkups, there are far fewer appointments required for Invisalign. Most appointments involve checking to see that your teeth are moving as predicted.
For traditional braces, the appointments are far more frequent because wires must be changed out and tightened regularly.
5. You Can Eat What You Want When You Choose Invisalign
Another benefit of being able to remove Invisalign trays whenever you wish is that you can eat whatever you want. No more worries about popcorn, sticky foods, or hard foods that might cause you to pop a bracket or break a wire. With Invisalign trays, you simply remove them before a meal, brush your teeth after you eat, and replace the tray.
Is Adult Invisalign Right for You?
Most adults would prefer Invisalign, but some orthodontic issues require the use of traditional braces. This is often the case in cases of severe misalignment and bite issues.
The best way to determine whether or not Invisalign for adults is a good fit for you is to set up an appointment with us here at Dison Family Dentistry. Call now.