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Pros and Cons of Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Invisalign Orthodontist Ann Arbor

Are you weighing the pros and cons of Invisalign® clear aligners, but don’t know where to start? Your first step is to schedule a consultation with our Invisalign orthodontist in Ann Arbor, MI. From there, Dr. Bedi will be able to evaluate your smile to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment and help you better understand its benefits for your smile.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about these clear orthodontic aligners and how they can improve your oral health for a lifetime.

Pro: Invisalign Aligners are Discreet

Do you think you’d feel self-conscious with metal wires and brackets on your teeth? If so, consider Invisalign aligners for your smile. The main advantage of Invisalign treatment is that the aligners are clear and discreet. In fact, most people won’t even realize that you’re wearing orthodontic aligners unless you tell them. They’re nearly invisible—not to mention more comfortable than metal braces.

Pro: Continue Eating Your Favorite Foods

Patients with traditional metal braces must avoid foods that are sticky and/or difficult to chew. Otherwise, they risk damaging their wires and brackets. This can result in an emergency appointment to our orthodontic office in Ann Arbor, MI.

The good news is that you can continue to enjoy an unrestricted diet during Invisalign treatment. This is because Invisalign clear aligners are removable. The only caveat is that you’ll need to brush your teeth before wearing your aligners again. For this reason, it’s a good idea to carry a travel Invisalign kit whenever you leave the house.

Pro: Easily Care for Your Smile

Since Invisalign clear aligners are removable, there shouldn’t be any major changes to your oral hygiene routine. During orthodontic treatment, please continue to brush twice a day for at least two minutes at a time. You must also floss once daily to remove any plaque or food particles that could get caught between teeth.

With metal braces, patients will have to put in a little more effort to clean around brackets and wires.

Con: Wear Aligners 20 to 22 Hours Per Day

Invisalign aligners will only work as long as you continue to wear them 20 to 22 hours per day. The longer you go without wearing your aligners, the more your teeth will revert back to their original positions. For this reason, it’s essential that you wear your clear aligners as directed by Dr. Bedi or risk falling behind on your treatment plan.

Since it requires self-discipline to wear Invisalign aligners, we typically recommend them for our teenage and adult patients. Our older patients tend to have more motivation to wear their aligners so they can achieve their dream smiles as soon as possible.

Book an Invisalign Consultation

Are you ready to take the next step and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted? Book a consultation with your local Invisalign orthodontist in Ann Arbor, MI. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bedi, please call Enhance Orthodontics at (734) 821-7684. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.