If you need orthodontic treatment to correct minor issues with your smile, such as gaps in your teeth, slightly crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or a minor underbite or overbite, Invisalign from Dr. Max Meinerz or Dr. Kyle Krueger of Honest Teeth is a great choice!
If you’ve been considering Invisalign in Elm Grove and you want to know how the treatment compares to traditional braces, we’re here to give you all the information you need! Invisalign has many advantages, and here are what we consider to be the top 5:
1. Faster Treatment Times
When wearing Invisalign, you will wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, and it usually takes about 20-24 sets of aligners to complete your treatment. This means that the average treatment time for Invisalign is just under a year.
In contrast, metal braces can take 2 years or even longer to achieve the same results. When you choose Invisalign, you’ll be able to get much faster results with much less time in the dentist’s chair.
2. Invisalign Is Nearly Invisible
It’s unfortunate, but metal braces do have a bit of a social stigma, especially among older adults who may be working professional jobs. Many people think that traditional braces are unsightly and embarrassing.
But Invisalign is almost completely invisible! Once you get used to wearing your aligners, you’ll be able to speak normally, and nobody will even be able to tell that you’re straightening your teeth.
3. Invisalign Can Be Removed For Better Oral Hygiene And More Flexibility
Brushing and flossing around metal braces can be quite difficult, particularly when your teeth are sensitive after your braces have been adjusted. This means it’s hard to maintain perfect oral health.
However, Invisalign is meant to be removed to brush and floss, ensuring that you are able to maintain proper levels of oral hygiene throughout the process.
4. Invisalign Is More Comfortable Than Braces
Invisalign is more comfortable than braces in several ways. First, there are no uncomfortable braces or wires that may poke your mouth and cause scarring or discomfort.
Second, Invisalign exerts a much more gradual, even, and gentle pressure on your teeth, compared to braces.
Finally, Invisalign does not require the traditional “tightening” process of braces, which can cause sensitivity and discomfort in many orthodontic patients.
5. You’ll Spend Much Less Time In The Dentist’s Chair
Traditional braces require you to have adjustments about every 4 weeks, and this can mean spending an hour or two in the dentist’s chair during each appointment. In some cases, you may need your braces to be adjusted even more frequently.
However, when you use Invisalign, you will only have a brief appointment at Honest Teeth every 6 weeks so our dentists can examine your mouth and track your progress, then give you the proper sets of aligners to wear for the next 6 weeks. This means you spend less time at the dentist, and more time enjoying your life!
See If Invisalign Is Right For You At Honest Teeth
If you only have minor-to-moderate orthodontic correction needs, and you need a low-profile, fast alternative to metal braces, Invisalign may be right for you!
Interested? Get in touch with Dr. Kyle Krueger or Dr. Max Meinerz of Honest Teeth right away. We’d be happy to set up a comprehensive consultation, and help you find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.
You can contact our team at (262) 784-7770, or drop by our office at 15255 Watertown Plank Rd, Suite 100, Elm Grove, WI 53122 to get started! We hope to see you soon.