Make no mistake: traditional metal braces are an effective way to straighten your teeth, and continue to be the orthodontic treatment of choice for millions of Americans. However, Invisalign is a preferable treatment for many people because it is cosmetic, convenient, and comfortable.

Invisalign represents a cosmetic improvement over traditional metal braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires on your teeth, the only thing required is a transparent tooth aligner that fits over your teeth. You change these aligners out every two weeks or so, each one designed to move your teeth a small amount toward perfect alignment.

Invisalign is also a more convenient option for people looking to straighten their teeth. Instead of regular tightening appointments, you simply have to get a new aligner every few weeks. In some situations, you may be able to pick up more than one aligner at a time, allowing you to go longer between visits. In addition, Invisalign puts no restrictions on your diet and no special cleaning is required. Simply remove the aligners for eating and clean your teeth normally.

Finally, Invisalign is more comfortable than metal braces. Although you may feel soreness related to your teeth moving every time you get a new aligner, this lasts for only a couple days. And there are no metal wires or potentially jagged edges that can snag on or cut your tongue, lips, or cheeks. Instead, the Invisalign aligners are smooth to the touch, never cutting or abrading your mouth.

Invisalign is not for everyone, but you may be able to take advantage of this tremendous improvement in orthodontic treatment. To learn whether you are a candidate for Invisalign, please schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at Miami Designer Smiles today.