Examining the Health Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

April 9, 2013

One of the first decisions you and your orthodontist make together is what kind of orthodontic treatment is best suited to your needs. The overriding concern will always be selecting the right treatment for your specific issues, but other factors, including aesthetics and personal preferences, will also be considered. For many patients, there is no better choice than Invisalign. These clear, plastic aligners offer many significant health benefits over traditional, metal braces.


Easier Oral Care
With traditional braces, dental health problems are much more common. Many patients find it difficult to effectively brush and floss with brackets and wires on their teeth. Most patients simply don’t follow the care plan for this reason. These patients end up with inflamed gums and tooth discoloration that compromises their great orthodontic results. With Invisalign , you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally, thus making proper oral hygiene much easier.

Improved Overall Health
The problems associated with the poor oral hygiene that sometimes accompanies traditional braces don’t stop at your mouth. The bacteria that accumulate around teeth and gums can also compromise your general health. Heart disease, strokes, pneumonia, and even diabetes are associated with poor dental health. Not getting orthodontic care when you need it also increases your risk of dental infections. Invisalign not only addresses that concern, but may also keep you healthier during treatment.

More Self-Confidence
For some people, traditional braces are an aesthetic issue. They feel self-conscious about wearing metal braces, so their confidence in social and professional settings takes a hit. This is especially true of adult orthodontic patients. With Invisalign, you can get the orthodontic treatment you need without worrying about the cosmetic aspect of traditional braces.

Is Invisalign right for you? Only your orthodontist can tell you for sure. Make an appointment for a consultation at Seligman Orthodontics and find out. Call our conveniently located Park Avenue office today at (646) 681-8516 for more information.

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