Invisalign Treatment vs. Metal Braces

Invisalign Treatment vs. Metal Braces

Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Jan 13 2020, 11:13 AM

Invisalign treatment vs. metal braces and the added benefits.   Whether you have crooked teeth, overcrowding, gaps between your teeth, underbite or overbite, clear braces are a great alternative with a couple of added benefits.  

Invisalign aligners are clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth and can be removed at any time.  

Align Technology, the creators of Invisalign, was founded in 1997 by Zia Chishti and Kelsey.  They created invisible aligners as an alternative to metal braces.  The aligners are custom-made and overtime gently shift the teeth into their proper position.   Though the length of treatment varies between patients, people generally get a new set of aligners about every two weeks until the treatment is completed.

Overall Health

Invisalign treatment is more than just a smart option for straightening your teeth.  Studies have shown that people who have properly aligned teeth are more apt to have healthier teeth and gums.  Misaligned teeth tend to trap food, causing bacteria to form which leads to cavities and more serious health issues such as gum disease and bad breath.

Show Me That Smile

Another benefit is a great smile.  During the treatment you’ll see beautiful results.  As the aligners gently move your teeth into a proper position your smile will grow bigger and brighter.  Having a very confident and satisfying smile is a wonderful way to boost one’s self-image.

Weight Loss

Next is the weight loss factor.  Afternoon snacks just aren’t the same, and thoughtless eating becomes a thing of the past because one stipulation with the aligners is that every time you eat, you have to brush.   So, not only are the aligners encouraging you to eat smarter but you’ve become a devoted brusher and flosser. 


Lastly, the treatment is painless.   Invisalign does not hurt.  There is no tightening of metal braces followed by days of liquid food and aspirin.  There may be times where you can’t eat hard candy or raw carrots with the aligners but it’s a walk in the park compared to having a metal mouth. 

We encourage you to learn more about Invisalign treatment with the Best Albuquerque Dentist in New Mexico.  Call today to schedule an appointment or consultation at 505-293-7611. 

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