5 Ways Invisalign Beats Braces

Metal braces are a time-tested way to straighten teeth. But they have lots of downsides – especially if you’re an adult. While braces are a common sight in junior high classrooms, that’s not true in workplaces. Fortunately, you’ll find a more discreet option at our office. For many adult orthodontics patients, Invisalign beats braces.

This innovative method uses clear aligners instead of metal wires and brackets to straighten your smile. To see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, call us today at 707-210-0304 to schedule a consultation in Petaluma, CA.

In the meantime, check out some clear (pun intended) benefits of Invisalign:

  • Almost Invisible – Chances are, you’ve been around someone using Invisalign and just didn’t realize it. The clear aligners fit snugly over your teeth. They blend easily into your smile and are hard for others to detect. You won’t have to feel self-conscious about brackets and wires at a work meeting. 
  • Works Faster Than Braces – Most patients complete their Invisalign treatment in 12-18 months. In contrast, braces usually take at least two years – and sometimes longer – to straighten teeth. 
  • More Comfortable – Wearing Invisalign aligners is more comfortable than braces. That’s because you don’t have to worry about metal rubbing against your mouth and irritating soft tissue. Plus, unlike braces, there are no uncomfortable adjustments of wires.
  • Fewer Lifestyle Changes – You can pop out your aligners for meals and oral hygiene. So you can eat anything you’d like, and you won’t have any problems brushing and flossing. You can even remove aligners for special occasions, though it’s important not to leave them out too long. You need to wear them 20-22 hours a day for best results. 
  • Fewer Visits to the Dentist – You’ll receive a series of custom-made aligners. You wear each set for about two weeks (your dentist will specify the timeframe for your treatment plan) and then switch to the next set. Though we love seeing you at our office, we know it can be tough to manage frequent appointments. With Invisalign treatment, we only need to see you for brief progress checks about every six weeks. 

Want to see how Invisalign beats braces? Call Park Place Dental today at 707-210-0304 to schedule an appointment. You can also make an appointment online