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What is Invisalign and why should you choose it?

Invisalign aligners are custom-made thermoplastic trays that are uniquely created to replace the purpose of braces. Invisalign has been around since 1997 and has gained quite a following. Why are they better than braces?

1. Braces typically take two years to work, whereas Invisalign can usually complete the job in anywhere from six to eighteen months.
2. The metal wires and brackets that compose braces can mar the appearance of your smile. Even the more discrete ceramic braces are somewhat noticeable. Of all orthodontic appliances, Invisalign may just be the most aesthetic option. These clear and plastic are only noticeable to the keen observer at a close range.
3. With braces, it can be difficult to keep your teeth clean. Invisalign aligners are removable so you can take them out while eating and brushing your teeth, making it easier to maintain a clean and healthy smile.

It is worthy to note that Invisalign does not work for everyone. If you have any of the following dental issues, braces would be a better option:
-back tooth bite issues
-canine-premolar problems
-a dental bridge
-lack of discipline required to wear Invisalign for 22 hours a day
-teeth that need to move vertically

Want to learn more? Call Sterling Dental in Sarasota, Florida at 941-926-9888 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Gregory J. Brandau. We’re here to serve.