Invisalign’s Removable Aligners—3 Facts You Need to Know
July 20th, 2017

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign has advantages you simply can’t enjoy with traditional metal braces.

Yet perhaps the most well-known Invisalign advantage is how it makes your orthodontic treatment almost invisible.

As you gradually move your teeth into the correct position—and closer to that perfect smile—Invisalign will help you conceal your treatment so you experience robust confidence.

However, Invisalign’s superiority to metal braces doesn’t stop there.

One of Invisalign’s most important benefits is that it consists of a set of removable aligners.

From making your oral hygiene simple to eliminating the need for inconvenient adjustments, removable aligners allow you to avoid several disadvantages of traditional braces.

Here are 3 must-know facts about Invisalign’s removable aligners:

1. Removable Aligners Make Oral Hygiene Simple

It’s no secret that straightening your teeth with traditional metal braces will create a number of difficulties when it comes to keeping your teeth fresh and clean.

Not only will you have to brush and floss around your archwires and brackets, but you’ll also need to avoid damaging your braces when you clean your teeth.

(For more on cleaning your teeth with fixed orthodontic appliances, check out our article on oral hygiene with metal braces.)

However, straightening your teeth with Invisalign is drastically different as it empowers you to practice effective oral hygiene each and every day.

When it’s time to brush and floss, you’ll enjoy a simple routine thanks to your removable aligners.

Easily take your aligners out, and you’ll soon be cleaning your teeth without any inconvenience.

2. Removable Aligners Make Eating Easy

If you’re debating between Invisalign or fixed orthodontic appliances, you need to know that clear aligners can correct your malocclusion and maintain your current lifestyle in another important area—eating.

Here’s the reality. Making the choice between traditional braces and Invisalign’s removable aligners also means making a choice between significantly altering your usual diet or not altering it at all.

As Colgate explains, wearing traditional braces means you’ll need to avoid…

  • Sticky foods.
  • Chewy foods.
  • Hard foods.

The article gives some examples of what you’ll want to forgo, such as corn on the cob and nuts. If you’re accustomed to a daily snack of nuts or other forbidden foods, you’ll have to say farewell for several months if not years whilst wearing your metal braces.

The good news is Invisalign’s removable aligners eliminate your need to alter your diet simply because you’re straightening your teeth. For every meal, you’ll pop out your aligners to enjoy whatever foods suit your fancy.

3. Removable Aligners Make Adjustments a Thing of the Past

Easily cleaning your teeth and enjoying unfettered access to the foods you love aren’t the only positive benefits of choosing Invisalign. Overall, you’ll find that your removable aligners create a superior treatment process. Here’s why…

As Oral-B explains, metal braces require regular orthodontic adjustments—appointments that occur around every 4 to 6 weeks to replace your rubber bands and alter your archwires.

With Invisalign, adjustments are a thing of the past. There’s no need to tighten an archwire or replace any rubber bands.

Your clear braces are truly convenient, and advancing in your treatment doesn’t require an adjustment. Because your aligners are removable, you’ll simply replace your clear aligners once a week.

As you progress from one set of aligners to the next, you’ll come closer and closer to your dream of a straight, radiant smile.

Whether you want to simplify caring for your teeth or ensure you’ll enjoy your favorite foods, Invisalign’s removable aligners correct your malocclusion with the convenience you desire.

In addition, you’ll also enjoy how discreet your aligners are. Invisalign’s clear plastic material empowers you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your treatment. The result is confidence as you laugh, smile, talk and interact with others.

To experience all these benefits and see if Invisalign is right for you, contact your local MiSmile Invisalign provider and enjoy a free Smile Evaluation.

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