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5 Benefits of Invisalign

September 28, 2017
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Misalignment of your teeth can cause more problems than just the appearance of crooked teeth. Crooked teeth can make you feel less confident about your smile, which can affect your mood, stress levels, social interactions, and more. Crooked teeth are also more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease because the crookedness allows for more places for bacteria to hide. Misaligned teeth can increase your chances of developing temporomandibular joint disorder, which can cause pain and problems with your jaw. Straightening your smile is beneficial to your health and happiness. Invisalign® can help you get a straighter smile is a less intrusive way than traditional orthodontic treatment.

Nearly Invisible Aligners

The aligners for Invisalign® are made of a plastic material that is hardly visible at all from a distance. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® aligners can treat your smile without everyone knowing that you are treating your smile.

Comfortable and Less Irritating

Invisalign® aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and mouth. While metal braces can irritate the gums and cheeks, Invisalign® has a smooth surface that does not cause that same irritation. Because the aligners are fit to your precise measurements, the fit should be great. A good fitting mouthpiece can make it so you hardly notice that you are wearing it.


Traditional braces stay in your mouth for the entire treatment, which can be years. Invisalign® aligners can be removed when you are eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. The aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours in a day, but there can be breaks when needed.

Allow for Better Care of Oral Health

Because Invisalign® aligners are removable, it gives you the chance to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth without having to maneuver around metal brackets and wires. Traditional braces can require certain tools for cleaning, while Invisalign® requires no such thing.

Typically Shorter Treatment Time

Typically, metal bracket braces take at least 18 months to two years of consecutive treatment. Depending on your needs, Invisalign® treatment can sometimes take less than a year to complete.

Do You Qualify for Invisalign®?

Ask your dentist if Invisalign® is right for your smile. To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.