Invisalign has become a popular alternative to the traditional braces in the past few years. But, as those who’ve considered Invisalign know all too well, the treatment can be more expensive, which begs the question, is Invisalign truly worth the investment?

Below are some of the advantages of Invisalign that you can educate yourself with so as to help you make an informed choice.

• Fewer orthodontic visits. A visit to the orthodontist can be expensive, especially if it’s not covered by dental insurance. Traditional braces require you to visit the orthodontist every six weeks or so to get the wires tightened. In some cases, visits are required as often as every three weeks. Meanwhile, with Invisalign, you’re given aligners worth several months that you can replace at home every two weeks, drastically cutting down on your time and money spent on visits to the orthodontist.

• No need for repairs. Traditional braces rely on the use of brackets or wires to straighten teeth. Although quite durable, they can sometimes become loose, or in worse cases, get lost. This isn’t something you worry about with Invisalign, as the aligners can easily be replaced with the next one in your series.

• Hassle-free oral care. Do you know anybody who’s had braces, or currently have them? If so, ask them how they keep their teeth clean and they’ll tell you just how bad it is. Although the orthodontist will show you a more detailed method of brushing teeth with braces, do you really need the added hassle? Plus, you also have to learn how to floss around the wiring too, and there’s also the increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay. On top of it all, you’ll need a professional cleaning done to restore the full whiteness of your smile at the end of the treatment process. Meanwhile, with Invisalign braces, you simply have to remove the appliance and clean your teeth as you normally would. Then, all you need to do is place it back on your mouth before you start the day or go to bed, it’s that simple.

Simply A More Comfortable Experience Overall
Along with fewer visits, no repairs and hassle-free oral care, choosing Invisalign treatment over traditional braces also means that you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain types of food. You simply just have to remove the dental appliance from your mouth and keep it safe whenever you’re eating. Plus, the materials used are practically invisible, so you don’t have to worry about feeling conscious every time you smile.
Put simply, Invisalign offers a more comfortable experience overall compared to traditional braces.

Check with Your Orthodontist Today
With a number of advantages over the traditional braces, Invisalign could very well be well worth the investment. Also, if the cost is your main concern, don’t be afraid to talk to Dr. Klein about possible payment options through Care Credit™. Be sure to contact Spring Oaks Dental today to see if your smile is a good candidate for Invisalign braces. Call 832-510-3834 or visit the website at www.springoaksdental.com.