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Las Vegas, NV orthodontist, Dr. Chen, understands that crooked or misaligned teeth not only look unsightly, they can also make cleaning the teeth difficult. Teeth that cannot be properly cleaned can eventually contact the periodontal disease. This risks gum and bone damage, as well as tooth loss.

Wearing teeth braces is a way to properly align the teeth. However, conventional braces are less than attractive, decidedly uncomfortable, and can be painful to wear. Adults can be especially embarrassed to wear them. Invisalign clear braces are a great alternative.

Appearance: Invisalign clear aligners look better. Metal braces can make the mouth unattractive, as though it is filled with awkward chunks of unsightly metal. They are noticeable, especially on an adult, and the wearer can get food caught in them without even being aware of it. Invisalign clear braces are barely noticeable. They look very much as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all. They are definitely more attractive than metal braces.

Comfort: Clear braces can be removed when necessary. Once metal braces are attached to a patient’s teeth, they must remain in place until they are professionally removed. Invisalign clear braces are removable. If, for any reason, the wearer of teeth aligners wishes to remove them for brief periods of time (to eat or drink), he or she can easily do so.

Safety: Invisalign clear aligners reduce damage to teeth and gums. Conventional metal braces contain wire and protruding bits of metal that can puncture and scratch the insides of the mouth and gums. Clear braces are smooth and comfortable and don’t include any sharp edges or protruding edges or bits. Conventional metal braces can affect demineralization and decaying teeth. They use a great deal of force to straighten the teeth. These problems do not exist with clear aligners. Overall, clear braces reduce the damage normally caused by wearing braces, including gum disease and cavities.
Duration of Treatment: Invisalign clear aligners straighten teeth more quickly. Someone who wears metal braces might expect the treatment to take as long as 5 years. Invisalign can take from only one year to a year and a half to work its magic and straighten your teeth.

Knowing What to Expect: There are no surprizes with Invisalign®. In considering Invisalign treatment in Las Vegas, dental patients undergo treatment planning that is fully computerized. Therefore, they know exactly what to expect and how long they will need the braces before they begin wearing them. Metal braces can be a trial-and-error situation that gives no clear idea of what is to come.

Overall, Invisalign treatment in Las Vegas offers distinct advantages over conventional metal braces. It costs slightly more, but in the end, is well worth the price. They are more comfortable than metal braces, pose fewer risks to teeth and gums and provide beautiful smiles much faster.

If you are considering Invisalign treatment in Las Vegas, call our office today to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate!

This information is not meant to replace medical advice. It is provided solely for educational purposes. Our Las Vegas, NV, orthodontics office would be pleased to discuss your circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics mentioned.

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