Here at Dental Savers we make it our responsbility to monitor and maintain the oral health of our younger patients. We check if their teeth are growing properly, and if we see a problem with the teeth’s alignment we recommend the use of braces as soon as possible. But we also recognize that kids don’t always like braces and that’s why we offer Invisalign. It’s a much better option compared to traditional metal braces.
Common Problems with Standard BracesOn the surface, traditional braces work like they’re supposed to. They gradually turn and move the teeth onto a more even alignment. But in order to achieve this objective, a patient needs to make a lot of sacrifices.
The most notable difficulty with standard braces is how they look. All that metal in the mouth subjects the patient to a lot of teasing, and in some cases it also results in bullying. This is very common among school age children, and some patients who wear metal braces experience a lot of social difficulties. It’s harder to make friends and go on dates when wearing them.
Even adults also wear braces, and again the same problems occur in the workplace. It’s not as easy to take anyone seriously when they’re wearing braces. Patients find it harder to sell to customers, to attract potential clients, to impress their boss, and to supervise their subordinates. The truth of the matter is that adults find it harder to gain respect when other people see that they’re wearing braces.
There are practical difficulties too. Metal braces can be very fragile, which is why certain foods are not allowed. Patients are even advised to stick to soft foods in the beginning. Traditional braces are also hard to remove, and keeping them clean by removing bits of food can be tedious and difficult as well.
These braces are also quite uncomfortable to wear. The sharp edges sometimes cause cuts in the lips and insides of the cheeks.
How Invisalign Solves this ProblemWhen you opt for Invisalign braces you don’t have to deal with any of these issues. That’s because Invisalign braces are virtually undetectable. They’re made of clear material, and they’re designed to fit so well that there’s no need for metal brackets to keep them in place. So patients can wear them in public no one will realize that they’re wearing braces at all.
Its exact fit is due to our use of special 3D imaging technology. We are able to create a series of Invisalign aligners which are used one after the other according to a specific schedule.
Invisalign braces are also very easy to use. Patients can just discreetly pop them out when they’re about to eat. When they’re done eating, they can put it back in easily. It’s so simple, and no trouble at all. Cleaning it becomes a breeze, and so is brushing and flooding the teeth. That’s the advantage when a patient can just take the aligner out and put it back in. Best of all, Invisalign braces are just as effective in properly aligning the teeth.
If you’re wearing braces now or if you have alignment problems that will require braces, give us a call at (215) 792-3055. We can discuss the use of Invisalign in detail to help straighten your teeth. Part of the reason for braces is to help you look better, and at Dental Savers you can wear one without anyone knowing it.