With the increased convenience, comfort, and health benefits offered by Invisalign, it is hard to believe that the cost of the Invisalign system of straightening teeth is often comparable to that of standard braces which do not offer the same benefits. Moreover, Invisalign addresses the same dental issues as braces (crooked teeth, overcrowding, poor spacing, and bite malalignment) but the Invisalign device is virtually indetectable to the naked eye.
Unlike standard metal braces, Invisalign allows removal of your straightening device whenever you wish. This feature makes Invisalign convenient for both the patient and the dentist. Invisalign wearers do not have to restrict their diets due to fear that certain foods will become lodged in their braces. Additionally, teeth can be fully viewed and progress more easily assessed, and the easy removal of Invisalign allows for thorough cleaning and flossing of the teeth by the patient. Best of all, office visits are only required once every four to six weeks with Invisalign.
Patients with standard braces frequently report discomfort and pain, especially after regular adjustments or tightening by the orthodontist. Additionally, the sharp metal design of braces can lead to irritated gums, inner lips, and cheeks. The smooth plastic design of Invisalign virtually eliminates the possibility of irritation to the inner mouth, and patients do not have to endure post tightening pain.
The process of straightening a patient’s teeth can take months or even years. In the past, patients were relegated to years of semi-permanent metal on the inside of their mouths. Teeth with braces are more difficult to clean and more prone to staining. Because the Invisalign device can be removed periodically, patients are able to clean and floss their teeth regularly without the challenge of navigating around metal and wires. This prevents the incidence of tooth plaque, tooth decay, and staining. The overall result is a healthier mouth.
Bolivar Family Dental offers free consultations to determine if Invisalign is for you. Call us at (417) 777-8654 if you have any questions or to schedule a consultation.
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