Benefit 1 – eat like a champ!
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, it’s likely you’re trying to decide between traditional metal braces and Invisalign. You know that Invisalign looks better, but does Invisalign work as well as metal braces? Do these clear plastic aligners really live up to the hype? Here, we’ll share our thoughts on the most significant benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces.
You Can Eat and Drink Whatever You Want
With traditional metal braces, there’s a long list of foods you cannot eat. There’s the obvious––no gum, chewy candies, caramel, corn-on-the-cob, and popcorn––but others may surprise you. Steak is off limits, as are hard nuts like almonds. If you like biting into fresh, crisp apples in the fall, start getting used to cutting them into bite-sized pieces instead. Same goes for carrots and other hard fruits and vegetables.
Hard foods can cause brackets to break off of your teeth when you bite into them, while chewy foods easily get stuck on, in, and around your brackets and wires, creating the perfect breeding ground for sugar-loving bacteria. With Invisalign, you’ll never have to worry about committing a list of forbidden foods to memory. Simply take your aligner trays out before meals and snacks, eat whatever you want, brush (or at the very least, rinse with water), and put your aligners back in place.
If you’d like to learn more about whether Invisalign is right for you or you’d like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact White Oak Family Dental today! We look forward to meeting with you.