Invisalign Versus Metal Braces
In the past, the main way we could straighten our teeth was through the use of metal braces or fixed orthodontics. The problem with this system is the metal show from the brackets and wires of the braces and the fact that the mechanics of braces could often cause pain and discomfort as the teeth were moved through the jaw. However, in the last 25 years, something has emerged in the market that has totally changed the way we straighten teeth.
This method is called Invisalign. Invisalign is clear aligners that are almost invisible and comfortable that are used to straighten teeth. The beauty of Invisalign is the fact that it is composed of a series of clear aligners. So as the patient is undergoing their orthodontic treatment, they don’t have to have metal brackets or metal wires or metal show in their mouth. The use of these plastic aligners also means that the amount of force being exerted on the teeth is sufficient to be able to produce a beautiful straight smile, but not heavy and potentially inducing a level of discomfort within the teeth.
Invisalign initially came out to serve the adult orthodontic market. However, over the last decade or so, its applications have extended to orthodontics in teenagers and in children. And hence something that began as a means of getting past the unaesthetic appeal of metal braces has now become a massive revolution in orthodontics and is an aesthetic, appealing way and comfortable way to straighten your teeth without having any metal show.
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