Invisalign: The Clear Alternative To Traditional Metal Braces

  • January 25, 2016

If you ask someone in Sterling Heights, MI, who has gone through orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces what their experience was like having their teeth straightened in the most traditional way, they will more than likely have no complaints … initially. They won’t have complaints initially because they have already gone through the treatment and their teeth are straight. But if you dig deeper and ask them questions about what life was like with metal braces, a different picture will be painted.

The Problems That Go Along With Having Traditional Metal Braces

When you ask someone detailed questions about their treatment with traditional metal braces, they will more than likely have some critical things to say about them. Some of the negative aspects about traditional metal braces that someone who has gone through the treatment may mention include the following:

  • Having traditional metal braces takes extensive cleaning. When you have brackets and wires on your teeth, food tends to get stuck in them. Every meal that you eat, that meal will linger in your brackets and in between your wires. That makes cleaning your teeth an incredibly tedious process. Removing pesky chunks of food that are stuck in your braces will become something that you’ll NEED to do after every meal.
  • Your smile will be hurt by the presence of brackets and wires. If you have traditional metal braces, your smile will lose the pearly white shine that it once had because a lot of your teeth will be covered with metal. One of the main reasons adults shy away from having traditional metal braces is because they don’t want to be ashamed of their metal smile.
  • The metal brackets can cut and catch your lips. Accidents happen and when they do, you shouldn’t have to deal with a cut on the inside of your mouth for an extended period of time. If you get accidentally hit in the mouth, your metal braces will most assuredly cut the inside of your lip, leaving an annoying cut for weeks to come. Another thing that can happen is when you move your lips, your braces can get caught on your lip. Your lip will get lodged in a bracket and it will have to be painfully removed.
  • The wires can become disconnected from the brackets. When wires on traditional metal braces disconnect from the brackets unexpectedly, they create a sharp metal nuisance in your mouth that will not be fixed until the next time you see your orthodontist.

These are just some of the problems that someone may highlight about the negatives of traditional metal braces. At Forever Young Dentistry, we want you to know that there are alternatives to traditional metal braces that don’t come with all of these negative aspects.  

The Clear Alternative To Traditional Metal Braces

The superior alternative to traditional metal braces is clear, literally! Invisalign clear braces straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal brackets and wires! Some of the benefits of Invisalign clear braces include:

  • Easy cleaning and meals without orthodontic apparatuses getting in the way. The reason that you will have no problems cleaning your teeth or eating is because you can remove your clear Invisalign aligners, which are very much like a retainer. You won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your Invisalign aligners because they won’t be in your mouth while you’re eating! Plus, after you’re done eating, you can clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in!
  • Your smile remaining amazing-looking. With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about your smile being covered up by metal! Invisalign aligners are clear, and most people won’t even realize that you are wearing them!
  • Invisalign aligners being all one piece. Metal brackets and wires contain many different parts that aren’t permanently connected to one another, which makes for lots of problems that create lots of visits to your orthodontist’s office. With Invisalign, your aligners are all one piece!

The bottom line is that Invisalign is just a more advanced orthodontic system than traditional metal braces, and it’s not hard to realize that! At Forever Young Dentistry, we want you to have the best orthodontic treatment available, and that is why we offer Invisalign clear braces as our only orthodontic option! To find out if Invisalign is for you, call us at 586-698-7135 to make an appointment, or use our simple online contact form.