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The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

You only have one set of adult teeth, and they need to last until you are 80, 90, or beyond. The actions you take towards your teeth today will either benefit you or harm you in the future. Of course, good dental care starts with seeing a dentist regularly. You should go in for cleanings and checkups, and any other time you think something might be amiss with your teeth. Education is important when it comes to any aspect of your health, so start reading the articles on this website to educate yourself about dentists and dental care. We promise that when you're 80 and you still have your teeth, you won't regret the time spent.


The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

Why Choose Invisalign Braces?

Sofia Curtis

Invisalign braces have been around for a while; they are a way to straighten your teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires. These braces are simply a nearly invisible tray that is fit to your teeth and helps align them properly so they straighten. You are given different trays every month, or every couple of months (depending on your teeth), which change as your teeth change and move, to get a straight smile. Read on for reasons why you should choose Invisalign braces.

To Straighten On Your Time

If you are older and aren't too keen on wearing traditional braces, you can use Invisalign trays instead to straighten your teeth. You can wear the trays on your time, taking them out when you need to, and wearing them when you are able to. For instance, you can take out the trays for your next big meeting at work and put them back in later that day. You can wear your trays on your time, although the more you wear them, the faster your teeth will move into place.

To Straighten Without Brackets, Wires, Or Rubber Bands

Those brackets and wires can be very uncomfortable to wear. They can dig into your lips and get stuck on your cheeks, not to mention the amount of food that gets caught up in the brackets and wires. You can eat without worrying about anything getting stuck in your teeth, and no need to worry about having stains on your teeth where the brackets had been on your teeth. With the trays, you have a more comfortable time as your teeth straighten into place, and you can remove the trays when you eat, so no need to worry about food getting stuck either. Your teeth won't stain with little squares on your teeth, because you will be brushing your teeth as you normally would.

To Alleviate Other Issues

Choosing Invisalign can help straighten your teeth, but it can help with other issues as well. You'll have straighter teeth, but it may also be able to help you with other issues you've been experiencing, such as biting or chewing issues, as well as speech problems and jaw problems as well. If you have misaligned teeth, you may have these other problems, but with a straighter smile, you could alleviate these problems as well.

If you aren't sure if Invisalign is for you, talk to your dentist about these teeth aligners.