If you have minor issues with the spacing or crowding of your teeth, Invisalign is a terrific alternative to metal braces for correcting the placement of your teeth. Here are just a few of the benefits associated with Invisalign clear aligners. 

1. Allows You to Remove the Aligner When Eating and Drinking

One reason that Invisalign is so popular is that it requires none of the dietary adjustments typically associated with orthodontic treatments. You don't have to worry about avoiding your favorite sticky or crunchy foods; instead, remove your aligner when it's time to eat. When you're done eating, just make sure you promptly put your aligner back in so that it can get back to work straightening your teeth.

2. Enables You to Maintain Optimal Dental Hygiene

With Invisalign, you're also permitted to take your aligner out when you need to brush or floss your teeth. Even if you follow the dietary guidelines for wearing metal braces, the braces make it harder to remove food from your gum line and behind your brackets and wires. With Invisalign, there's no need to spend a lot of time trying to remove small food particles from wires or brackets. You don't need to invest in special equipment to clean your teeth because your normal toothbrush and floss will work fine. 

3. Is Nearly Invisible

Thanks to the flexible, clear plastic used to construct Invisalign aligners, your Invisalign is nearly invisible. Your smile will continue to look its best while you're working to straighten your teeth. Whether you want to put your best smile forward for a special occasion or a normal outing, Invisalign will help you do so. 

4. Won't Interfere With Your Speech

Each Invisalign aligner is designed to fit firmly over your teeth. When you speak, it will remain comfortably in place. Some orthodontic treatments with more cumbersome parts can make it difficult for you to properly form your words. 

When using Invisalign, you'll change your aligner every week or so to continue navigating your teeth into their new positions. These frequent aligner changes help your Invisalign fit snugly against your teeth so that they don't feel too large or out of place. 

5. More Comfortable Than Conventional Braces

Invisalign's soft, flexible plastic is more comfortable than the metal wires and brackets associated with traditional braces. These metal components have a tendency to rub against your mouth, causing blisters or lesions. Some people even have to use dental wax to minimize the irritation to their mouth. 

Contact a local orthodontist to learn more about Invisalign orthodontics