For people who need to straighten crooked teeth, the benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners seem obvious. Most notably, the aligners are designed to remain as discreet as possible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without it being obvious to everyone you encounter. However, there are many more advantages that come with using clear aligners to straighten your teeth rather than traditional orthodontic braces. Today, we examine just a few of the actual benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners, and what they could mean for your quality of life throughout your orthodontic treatment.

Keeping your orthodontic treatment discreet

The way in which Invisalign® clear aligners keep your orthodontic treatment discreet involves several different aspects of the treatment process. For example, the aligners themselves are crafted from clear, BPA-free acrylic that’s designed not to interfere with the appearance of your teeth. The aligners are also designed using highly precise digital technology, allowing them to closely match the size, shape, and contours of your teeth to provide an optimal fit. When in place, your clear aligners will remain nearly undetectable and they won’t shift or move when you speak or smile.

Making daily dental hygiene easier

While your clear aligners are designed to remain firmly in place when they’re over your teeth, they can also be temporarily removed when necessary to make certain daily tasks more convenient. For example, before brushing and flossing your teeth, you can take the aligners off to remove any obstruction to cleaning your teeth. Compared to having to brush and floss around brackets and wires, removing your aligners improves your chances of successfully cleaning away all harmful plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth. This also improves your long-term oral health and reduces your risks of developing concerns like tooth decay or gum disease during the course of your orthodontic treatment.

Eliminating the need to change your diet

In addition to cleaning your teeth more easily, the ability to temporarily remove your clear aligners can also make it more convenient to eat your favorite foods each day. Taking off your aligners before meals means you won’t have to alter your diet, except to eliminate foods that might be particularly harmful to your dental health (such as sugar-rich foods and beverages). You also won’t risk damaging your orthodontic aligners as you might with more traditional braces that you can’t take off before eating.

Learn how you can benefit from clear aligners

Invisalign® clear aligners are more beneficial for your orthodontic treatment than you might immediately realize. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park and all surrounding communities.