Switching from braces to Invisalign


Not everyone has been blessed with perfect teeth. Unfortunately, some have either overbite or crooked lower teeth. However, people who have imperfect teeth now have several options to improve their teeth. Invisalign and Braces both help straighten teeth and improve its appearance.

The Downside of Wearing Braces

Although braces are an effective way to align teeth, lots of people have some complaints about it. One of the drawbacks is braces being highly visible. Some people get conscious with the way their teeth look. After all, metal brackets glued to the teeth do get people’s attention.

Another downside of wearing braces is to have diet restrictions. It causes people to have difficulty in eating food. Braces are also difficult to maintain. When unable to maintain properly, it will cause tooth decay and gum disease. Braces are also uncomfortable to wear, especially when it is newly adjusted.

Switching to Invisalign

Invisalign can be worn by those who want to fix their teeth without the disadvantages found on wearing braces. Invisalign is made to be invisible. It allows your teeth to be fixed subtly. When switching from braces to Invisalign, it is ideal to plan first the things you need to do. Sometimes there are certain movements that braces can best accomplish, and then you can continue your treatment with Invisalign.

You have to remember though that Invisalign is not suitable for patients with bridgework, back tooth bite issues, rotate canines or premolars issues, and those who need to have their teeth moved vertically. The best thing about Invisalign though is the fact that it is removable.

You need to remove it whenever you are eating or drinking anything but water. It is important that you don’t forget as well to brush your teeth before you put back your trays in your mouth so as to avoid staining.

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