Invisalign treatment is becoming more and more popular for people who want a straighter smile, especially adults. It uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth rather than the wires and bands of traditional braces and has a few advantages, which are explained below.

Enjoy a Brace-free Smile

The first, and most obvious, advantage of Invisalign is that it is invisible. Invisalign aligners are clear, and most people won't even notice that you're wearing them. If you get a lot of photos taken, don't like the look of traditional braces or simply want to smile without feeling self-conscious, Invisalign might be right for you. This also means that Invisalign is more suitable for adults, who might associate the look of traditional braces with teenagers or children, and want a more discreet way of straightening their teeth.

Benefit from Fewer Dentist Appointments

If you choose Invisalign over traditional braces, you might also benefit from less time spent at the dentist. This is partly because Invisalign appointments tend to be short, with Real Self explaining that check-up appointments can be as little as 15 minutes. This is because, as explained below, Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning it's easier for the dentist to check the aligner and also the progress of your teeth. The aligners also have fewer parts that can break and need repairs compared to traditional braces, where a broken wire or rubber can lead to an inconvenient emergency visit to the orthodontist.

Remove Your Aligners as You Wish

 Invisalign aligners are easy to remove and insert yourself, unlike traditional braces which can only be removed by an orthodontist. This means that you can take them out to clean your teeth, and to clean the aligners themselves, which is much more efficient and helps them to stay really clean. You also don't have to change your diet as much as with traditional braces — if you want to eat popcorn or gummy sweets, you can simply slip your aligners out rather than miss out on your favourite foods. However, you should bear in mind that because Invisalign is removable, you do need to be more disciplined and commit to wearing them as often as possible.

Whether you want a more discreet look than ordinary braces, want to eat your favourite gummy sweets or want to avoid emergency brace repairs, Invisalign has many advantages over braces. If you're interested in improving your smile, speak to your dentist about the different options available to you.

For more information on Invisalign, contact a professional near you.