Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Braces Grand Rapids

If you are weighing the pros and cons of Invisalign treatment, you’ve come to the right place.

Since we are an Invisalign provider, we have helped countless patients adjust to wearing clear aligners and later watched them enjoy straighter teeth.

Like traditional metal braces, Invisalign is designed to move teeth into optimal alignment for a better bite and smile.

In this blog post, the Grand Rapids dentists at Lake Michigan Dental will go over the benefits of Invisalign and how they compare to traditional braces. To learn if clear aligners are right for your smile, we recommend scheduling an appointment with an Invisalign dentist near you.

Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Let’s face it. Metal brackets and wires get in the way of brushing and flossing your teeth, which is why many people neglect their oral hygiene routine while wearing braces. Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, can be removed when it’s time to brush your teeth.

This means that you never have to worry about food particles getting caught on metal brackets or making sure to thread floss between wires and teeth. Instead, you can continue your oral hygiene routine the way you did before treatment.

Eat Your Favorite Foods

If you want to continue eating your favorite foods, we recommend choosing Invisalign. When you wear braces, you always have to think about what foods could bend wires or pop brackets. Since Invisalign is removable, you don’t have to worry about food getting caught along wires and brackets. Just make sure you brush your teeth after eating to avoid staining your clear aligners.

Foods you can’t eat with braces, but can with Invisalign:

  • Popcorn
  • Pizza crust
  • Caramel
  • Taffy
  • Gum
  • Gummy bears
  • Nuts
  • Crunchy foods and vegetables (without cutting them up)

Nearly Invisible

Like the name suggests, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and can usually be worn undetected. This means that your family, friends, and co-workers never have to know that you are undergoing Invisalign treatment.

Accurate Treatment Planning

Your Invisalign braces dentist will be able to use a special computer program to accurately plan your Invisalign treatment. From your treatment plan, you will know how long you can expect Invisalign treatment to take to achieve the straight smile you want. Keep in mind that you’ll need to wear clear aligners for teeth at least 20 hours a day to achieve straightened teeth.

Shorter Appointments

Your Invisalign dentist will need to see you every six weeks to make sure your teeth are moving into proper alignment. During this appointment, you will also be given your new set of aligners to wear at least 20 to 22 hours a day.

Invisalign treatment is perfect for people with busy schedules because appointments are much shorter than what you would spend at the office for braces. Braces have to be adjusted at each appointment to move teeth according to plan.

The Grand Rapids Invisalign dentists at Lake Michigan Dental are dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile. If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, schedule your dental consultation today at (616) 453-8211.