3 Benefits of Invisalign, an Alternative to Metal Braces


Both Invisalign and traditional metal braces are cosmetic dentistry treatments for straightening teeth to improve your smile and your overall oral health. While both dental treatments appear to be similar in treating teeth crowding, spacing, and crooked teeth, they are entirely different. Braces are metal brackets glued to your teeth and bound by wires and rubber bands. On the other hand, Invisalign is virtually invisible and uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth gradually. Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces!

Benefits of Invisalign Over Metal Braces

1. Food Limitations
With metal braces, certain foods are avoided because they might damage the metal brackets or may be difficult to chew. With Invisalign, you just remove the clear aligner when eating, so you can enjoy any type of food. What a great braces alternative!


2. Appearance
Many people do not want others noticing their imperfections. Traditional braces are easily recognized. Invisalign braces are very hard to see, making them practically invisible.

3. Comfortable and Convenient
With metal braces, it can be challenging to brush and floss your teeth. With Invisalign, a great alternative to braces, you can remove the clear aligner, making cleaning and brushing your teeth a breeze. Invisalign is designed from smooth plastic, unlike the sharp metal in traditional braces that is likely to irritate your gums. With metal braces, you may have to use wax to conceal pokey or scratchy parts of your braces, so they do not rub on your gums or cheeks. Invisalign spares you the misery of such complications and discomfort.

Get Invisalign Today with Family 1st Dental

More and more people choose to straighten their teeth with Invisalign over the traditional metal braces. If you are interested in options to straighten your teeth, contact our Family First Dental office at (402) 644-3177, or visit our Invisalign page to see before and after photos.


Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Last modified on: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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