Better For Eating
Another great benefit of using Invisalign® is that you won’t have to be as careful about what and how you eat. With braces, however, you need to be very careful to avoid certain foods that will cause problems or get stuck.
Sticky and hard foods can be a real problem and you’ll have to consider each meal carefully. Some things may get caught in your braces and they can be difficult to clean out.
However, with Invisalign®, you can eat pretty much anything you want and won’t have the same issues. You’ll need to remove your Invisalign® aligners before eating or drinking anything. This can take some getting used to, but is still a big improvement over eating with braces.
Braces can trap food so they (as well as teeth) need to be cleaned really well after every meal. If this does not happen, it can lead to a significant build up of plaque and bacteria. Invisalign® aligners are removable, so they are far more easily cleaned and plaque build-up is less common.
The shorter treatment time means that Invisalign® tends to be cheaper than traditional braces. You can view the prices of all our orthodontic treatments here.
Making the Choice Between Braces or Invisalign
While you can choose between either braces or Invisalign for improving and straightening your teeth, you’ll want to think about it carefully before making your final decision. Both options have pros and cons which you will need to consider carefully. Please consult with your Orthodontist before making your decision.
Want to know more? Read more about Invisalign® here.