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Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

There’s no better feeling than flashing a white, confident smile. Many of us are not fortunate enough to be born with naturally straight teeth, so we have to rely on orthodontia treatment to achieve a straight smile. While metal braces have long been a method for achieving a straight smile, Invisalign in Lombard continues to gain popularity as a method to get straight teeth. Both are great options, but here are some reasons to consider Invisalign.

It’s Subtle

Invisalign utilizes a series of clear retainers that gradually shift your teeth into place. Unlike traditional braces, people around you likely won’t even be able to tell that you are working on a straighter smile! You can expect to visit our office throughout the process in order for us to monitor your progress and provide you with updated aligners to ensure your teeth continue to shift into proper placement.

You Can Eat Whatever You Want

Because you take your Invisalign trays out when you eat, you are not limited to eating certain foods. When you have braces, you need to avoid certain foods such as sticky, chewy foods that could potentially unexpectedly remove a bracket. With Invisalign in Lombard, feel free to eat whatever food you choose! Just make sure that you keep your trays safe while you eat; we recommend wrapping them in paper towel so that airborne particles cannot get on them. Just make sure you don’t accidentally throw them away!

Your Teeth Won’t Stain

When you have traditional braces, you may notice that you have small square marks on your teeth due to staining that occurred while you had braces. Thankfully, with Invisalign in Lombard, you remove your aligners while you are eating and brushing your teeth. When you are done with Invisalign, all of your teeth will be the same shade.

You Can’t Pop a Bracket

Accidents happen when you’re wearing braces, such as a bracket popping off or a wire becoming too long to the point that it pokes and prods the back of your mouth. With Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about many different facets; all you have to worry about is your trays!

Invisalign can help correct many different issues, including overbite, underbite, gaps, crookedness and more! If you’re interested in getting Invisalign in Lombard, contact our team at Oakbrook Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment!

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