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4 Problems With Braces You Can Avoid With Invisalign [BLOG]

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Braces have their place in orthodontics and are a great solution for more complicated bite problems and issues with the position of teeth, but they’re not right for everyone.

Adults especially don’t like the idea of putting up with some of the problems you have to deal with when you wear standard braces.

4 Problems With Braces You Avoid With Invisalign

Here are four of those problems and why you’re able to avoid them with Invisalign treatment from Yellowstone Family Dental in Billings, MT!

*Restrictions & Hassles*

Braces come with certain restrictions, particularly with what you eat and how you must care for your teeth and gums to keep your oral health on track.

You have to avoid biting into apples, eating a sticky caramel candy during the holidays, or chewing gum to freshen your breath. You also have to spend more time on your oral hygiene routine, using special tools to get under and around your brackets and wires.

You don’t have to worry about any of that nonsense with Invisalign therapy because the aligners are removable! Your diet and routine can remain the same while your teeth are being straightened!

*An Embarrassing Solution*

Any adult wearing metal braces is probably not very thrilled about it, but they endure it because they have their eye on the eventual benefits to their smile.

After all, at a certain point, there are some aspects of adolescence that aren’t so fun to revisit, like feeling awkward or self-conscious about your appearance.

You can’t avoid the embarrassment of a different, less sophisticated orthodontic solution with metal braces, but you can with Invisalign! Clear aligners fit over your teeth without even a hint that you’re going through orthodontic treatment, so your smile in the meantime looks mature and sophisticated.

*Pain & Discomfort*

The sensitive, soft tissues inside your mouth, like your lips and inner cheeks, can really take a beating with braces. With brackets and wires, you risk irritation, scrapes, and sores from hard edges and poking wires.

You also can expect routine appointments to have your wires tightened, since that’s one of the ways your teeth are pulled together with this method, and deal with days of soreness afterwards.

But Invisalign is different because it comes in a series of trays you wear for a couple of weeks at a time. With each new tray, your teeth are being repositioned in a more subtle, gentler way, not to mention the aligners are smooth and comfortable inside your mouth.

*Waiting, Waiting, & More Waiting*

Whether you’re in college, new to the workforce, or are middle-aged and established in your career, you’ve already paid your dues waiting to have the smile you want.

Wearing standard braces would just mean you have another 18-24 months of waiting ahead of you.

Or you could finish up orthodontic treatment in about a year or less with Invisalign!

Invisalign Truly Works!

Of course traditional metal braces work, otherwise they wouldn’t still be used today.

But because orthodontic treatments have seen such amazing innovation in recent years, metal braces are no longer your only choice.

Invisalign is an ideal alternative method to get the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted!

Schedule Your Consultation!

It’s hard to carry the burden of a smile that makes you unhappy, for one day, for several years, or for a lifetime.

With Invisalign, you not only get results faster, but the process itself is comfortable, inconspicuous, and hassle-free!

Schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign! Call our Billings, MT dental office today at 406-206-9889 or contact us online to request an appointment.

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