Transparent braces, such as the Invisalign system, are a revolution in orthodontics. And there's no shortage of advantages over traditional orthodontic treatment. Discretion, efficiency, comfort, simple follow-up... Discover the many advantages of these new-generation braces for a more harmonious smile.
The first trump card: discretion
First of all, one of the main advantages of invisible aligners lies in their discretion. They differ from metal or lingual braces, which are visible and can cause some aesthetic discomfort. As their name suggests, invisible aligners are virtually invisible. People who don't want to wear braces can keep their natural smile. They don't draw attention to their teeth being treated.
Removable dental appliances
What's more, the invisible aligners are removable. This makes tooth brushing and general dental hygiene much easier. In fact, dental brackets require careful brushing to avoid plaque build-up around the brackets. On the other hand, simply remove the invisible aligners and brush your teeth as normal. Invisible aligners can also be removed for eating and drinking, avoiding the dietary restrictions usually associated with dental braces.
Comfort is one of the advantages of invisible aligners
In terms of comfort, invisible aligners are also highly appreciated. Unlike metal braces, which can injure the gums and inner cheeks, invisible aligners are custom-made from an impression of the patient's teeth. Their smooth, transparent plastic material makes them much more comfortable to wear. Adapted to the shape of each patient's jaw and dentition, these orthodontic appliances guarantee optimal alignment and reduce the risk of pain or discomfort.
The simplicity of orthodontic care
In addition, patients treated with invisible aligners benefit from the simplicity of the process of monitoring and adjusting the orthodontic treatment. Unlike braces, which require regular adjustments by an orthodontist, invisible aligners are generally readjusted every two weeks. Visits to the orthodontist are therefore less frequent and less time-consuming.
An effective treatment to align teeth
Finally, it is important to note that invisible aligners are effective in treating a variety of orthodontic problems:
- malocclusions (overbite, underbite)
- tooth misalignment (lack of symmetry),
- overlaps (dental crowding),
- narrow dental arches,
- spaces between teeth, etc.
Visit orthodontists can prescribe them for children, adolescents and adults. They are suitable for even the most complex cases. They align and straighten teeth progressively and effectively, with results that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Please note: these appliances must be worn for at least 20 hours a day.
The importance of consulting an orthodontist
As each case is unique, we recommend that you consult an orthodontist to determine whether invisible aligners are right for your specific needs. This specialized dentist will be able to draw up a personalized treatment plan. He or she will be able to answer any questions you may have about orthodontic treatment, its duration, the dental care to be adopted during treatment, as well as fees and possible mutual insurance reimbursements.
In conclusion, invisible aligners, such as the Invisalign system, offer many advantages over traditional orthodontic treatment. Their discretion, removability, comfort, effectiveness and adaptability make them an attractive option for people wishing to correct the alignment of their teeth while preserving the aesthetics of their smile. It is therefore essential to consult a qualified orthodontist to determine whether invisible aligners are suitable for your specific situation and to benefit from quality orthodontic treatment.
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