- Published Date: 30 May 2019
- Updated Date: 15 Jul 2021
- Reading Time: 6 min
Medically Reviewed by
Dr. James Moran D.D.S
Do you wish you could’ve straightened your teeth when you were a child or are you a teenager who wants to avoid orthodontic wires and brackets?
Are you having difficulty choosing between clear aligners and metal braces? Well, finally we have answers to all of your questions.
1. What are Invisible Aligners?
Clear aligners are also called invisible aligners. They are transparent and made of BPA-Free PETG plastic. Clear aligners are comfortable to wear as they are handcrafted to fit preciselyover your teeth. You will not have any sharp metallic edges protruding out as with brackets or wires that couldabrade your lips, tongue, or cheeks. They are a painless substitute for braces.
2. What are Metal Braces?
Traditional metal braces are manufactured from stainless steel. When you first hear the term “braces”, the image that may appear in your mind is those made of metal. There are three main elements involved with typical braces: the brackets, the arch-wires, and ligatures.
2.1 Disadvantages of metal braces
Metal braces can create problems while eating and you will need to avoid solid, hard, or crispy foods. Even candy such as caramel or toffee can cause wires to come out requiring a visit to the dentist. It will likely be suggested to eat from a list of certain foods that are compliant with metal braces.
- Extended treatment time:
You probably will be wearing your metal braces for a long period of time, so it is important to follow directions and care for them properly. If you neglect to adhere to the instructions from your dentist, you maynot reach the treatment outcome desired.
- Brushing and flossing:
Taking proper care of your teeth is always very important, but when you’re wearing metal braces it becomes more difficult. You have to brush and floss regularly to keep your braces and teeth as clean as possible.
3. Above are the reasons why so many patients choose invisible aligners in today’s times…
Invisible Aligners are an innovative solution that have many advantages over metal braces. Many questions may come into your mind – why choose invisible aligners? How do they work in the teeth-straightening process? These advanced invisible aligners have really changed people’s lives.
Read more to see how it is a highly beneficial option.
3.1 The Aligners are transportable.
The aligners are easily inserted and removed.You don’t need to put heavy pressure or force to either insert or remove them. Simply press the aligner over your molars towards the back and then apply gentle force on the front portion to fit the aligners. Invisible aligners are made of clear plastic that is flexible so it uses lightpressure that enables the teeth to move into an increasingly better position. They are designed to be worn for 20-22 hours a day, so you wear them nearly all day and night. They usually are only removed for eating, brushing, flossing and rinsing.
- You can take them anywhere but keep in mind aligners need to be kept safely in their cases when not in use.
If you are involved in an impact-type of sport, please remove your aligners and wear a mouthguard to keep aligners safe from damage as well.
- If you need to play a musical instrument or have special social situation you may remove the aligners, but don’t forget that you should wear them for the stipulated time.
Basically, you will wear different aligners by changing them every few weeks, and gradually you will see the changes in the position of your teeth
On the other hand, metal braces cannot be removed. May it be any situation, they have to be worn throughout each day for the entire duration of the treatment.
If you have opted for invisible aligners you don’t need to feel embarrassed by their appearance or worry about their removal.So you can walk with confidence.
3.2 No one can see the Aligners when you grin!
If you are an adult who is conscious of admitting to others that you are straightening your teeth, invisible aligners are a great choice. Metal braces are obvious and uncomfortable.
If you had the opportunity to fix your teeth discreetly, wouldn’t you take it? Without a doubt, Invisible aligners are right for you!
ALIGNERCO provides you crystal clear aligners where you can achieve your goal of how you want your teeth to look. Invisible aligners can make youfeel more confident, and likely no one will notice that you are wearing them.
3.3 Straightening your misaligned teeth doesn’t take very long.
If you choose metal braces, you will probably wait a few years before you see your teeth straightened. If you choose aligners from ALIGNERCO which makes the ONLY crystal clear aligner, all you need to do is wear them for the stipulated time each day.You will actually start seeing the difference in your teeth within a few months.
3.4 Caring for invisible aligners is easy.
When you decide to straighten your teeth, you shouldn’t have to compromise your daily routine. Invisible aligners are easy to take care of. Everyone wants a fresh and clean mouth. So, for best results thoroughly clean your teeth after every meal to reduce bacteria buildup. The only time when you will have to remove them is during brushing, flossing, and eating.
While cleaning your aligners ensure that your hands are clean and handle only one aligner at a time.
If you do not have a toothbrush rinse your mouth and clean your aligners by holding them under running tap water. Enjoy food with friendstake a selfie with confidence. ALIGNERCO invisible aligners will not interfere with your social life.
3.5 Eat with freedom and do what you love
For the first few days, it may be better to have soft food as your teeth are starting to move. Ideally they should be removed during meals. Eating the wrong food can damage or even break your aligners. You can drink cool water while wearing them and chewing gum is not recommended.
We recommend not drinking alcohol with the aligners in place because beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages may stain your aligners.
Nail biting and chewing ona pen or pencil can harm or break your aligners.
3.6 The aligners are comfortable to wear.
If you opt for traditional braces there are major complaints like discomfort or causing sore spots. It could take a few months for your mouth to get used to them, some patients never really do.
Wearing invisible aligners regularly allows your mouth to become accustomed to them, your teeth will move,and they will become part of your daily routine just like changing your shoes.
Interested in INVISIBLE ALIGNERS? CALL US TODAY!
First, you will receive the Impression Kit which helps you in taking your dental impressions at home. Once you send us the impressions back, our specialized team of dental experts prescribes the perfect treatment plan and a complete before and after treatment preview will be sent to you through email to approve. Once you get aboard with your new smile, your custom-made aligners will be delivered to you to mould your teeth into their new position.
Note: After receiving the workable impressions it takes 8-10 business days to create a treatment preview and after the approval of the preview it takes 10-12 business days for aligners manufacturing.
Contact our experts by telephone, email, or online inquiry, Monday to Saturday, 09:00 am – 05:00 pm.
Helpline – 1 (877) 840-1561 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medically Reviewed by
Dr. James Moran D.D.S