Invisalign Braces – Are They The Right Choice?

Health

While traditional metal braces have long been the only solution to obtaining straight teeth, recently the Invisalign system has become more popular. There are lots of advantages to this way of straightening crooked teeth, however it isn’t the right solution for everyone. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing the Invisalign Singapore.

Appearance

While standard metal wire braces are considered to be rather unsightly, Invisalign braces are virtually invisible and are unobtrusive. Made from clear plastic trays, this method of straightening teeth is much more appropriate for adult wear as they are not particularly noticeable.

Removable

Standard metal braces are permanently attached to the teeth and therefore cannot be removed for any reason. Invisalign trays can be removed for a couple of hours every day, so if for example, the wearer needs to attend an important business meeting or have their photograph taken, the brace can be taken out.

Comfort

Traditional braces can be quite painful to wear because of the wires which may dig into the gums and cause cuts and abrasions. The nature of this type of brace means that teeth can be broken or damaged. Invisalign braces on the other hand are more gentle on the teeth and while there may be a little discomfort, there should be no pain.

Eating and Drinking

Permanent metal braces are not removed during eating or drinking, which can make it hard to chew properly. Food can also become trapped in the metal and be difficult to remove. Invisalign braces are removed during eating and so there is no difficulty associated with chewing.

Cleaning

Invisalign braces are removed for cleaning while metal braces must be brushed with the teeth themselves, which can be rather difficult.

Disadvantages of Invisalign

While there are lots of benefits to using Invisalign braces, there are a couple of downsides. Firstly, they are much more expensive than metal braces, and secondly, they are not the right solution for every kind of tooth straightening problem as they are not suitable for certain types of teeth and cannot achieve the same kind of results on some types of crooked teeth as metal braces can.

Written by Gustav Kjaer