There are a lot of reasons to approach your local orthodontist who provides Invisalign as a treatment option, a veritable cornucopia of benefits over the competition, so to speak. This is to be expected from anything that is such a step up from older technologies, and it’s important to highlight ways in which Invisalign towers over its competition.
1. Invisalign is affordable
First and foremost, price matters to a lot of people. In a dream world, everything would be cheap (or free), and people wouldn’t have to save up for various cosmetic procedures. Alas, that isn’t the world that we live in.
Because the price is such a sticking point for so many people, we’ll address that first. In most of the United States, you’ll find that braces cost about four thousand dollars for the full treatment. To lessen the sting of having to get cosmetic dental appliances, many dental insurances will cover about a fourth of the price, or a thousand dollars. Keep in mind that this is the standard cost, the price you’ll pay if you go to get standard metal braces and are using everything standard, standard stainless steel brackets and wire, nothing unusual. If you’re unlucky enough to have various metal allergies, you may find yourself having to pay more, or if you want to pay an additional fee, you’ll be able to get ceramic brackets that will blend in more readily with the natural color of your teeth.
If you’re going to your local professional orthodontist to get Invisalign discreet adult braces, on the other hand, you’re looking at around five thousand dollars. Like standard braces, you’ll be able to get about a thousand dollars covered by your dental insurance. This is really a great deal, especially when you consider that there are so many benefits that Invisalign offers that standard braces just can’t.
2. Invisalign is discreet
Invisalign is, today, the height of discreet adult or teen braces. No one else approaches the level of discretion that you can find with Invisalign.
Standard metal braces, the most common orthodontic appliance used in the treatment of crooked teeth and an imperfect smile, have tried very hard to become more and more discreet and to better blend in with teeth, but the reality is that there is only so much that they can do. At its core, braces will always consist of metal in some facet; since their first use, braces have consisted of metal brackets, affixed to the teeth with dental adhesive, with a long metal wire run through or over them. Even though, today, you can replace the metal brackets with ceramic ones (in exchange for having less durability), there is still the matter of that metal wire, which cannot, at this time, be replaced by anything except a different alloy of metal.
By comparison, Invisalign braces are made of clear plastic materials, and are form-fitting, meaning that they blend in easily. They don’t add a lot of extra bulk to the teeth that would tip off anyone around you that you’re correcting your smile; in fact, from across a dinner table, it’s impossible to tell that someone is wearing an Invisalign aligner.
3. Invisalign is comfortable and easy to use
Invisalign is a very comfortable way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. While standard braces require mounting large (or at least they seem large while in the mouth) pieces of metal or ceramics to your teeth, Invisalign discreet adult braces only require that you put on a thin piece of plastic over your teeth for twenty to twenty-two hours a day. The metal or ceramic braces protrude enough that you’ll find it digging into the soft flesh of the inside of your lip. In comparison, the Invisalign aligners don’t protrude noticeably in any way.
So, if you’re looking for a way to correct your smile, you should go to your local Invisalign orthodontist and have some words with them. There are a lot of excuses for why not to fix your smile and straighten out your teeth. Some make the excuse that it’s too expensive, some say that they’re afraid that having a mouth full of metal will negatively impact them in their careers or schools, some are afraid of the teasing that they may endure, and some are just afraid that it’ll be a miserable experience. No matter what course of treatment you end up applying, you’ll be better off at the end of it, with a smile you can be proud of.