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Invisalign: The Clear Alternative

While traditional metal braces remain a popular choice for achieving a straighter smile, this conventional method is less than attractive, especially for teens and adults that are seeking a less noticeable way to undergo orthodontic treatment. That’s why many are going with the clear alternative—Invisalign. Using clear aligner trays, Invisalign straightens teeth by gently shifting them into place over time. Yet, their greatest appeal is that they do so in a comfortable, hassle-free way. While Invisalign may not be suitable for every patient, the following are five reasons why patients, if given the choice, will choose Invisalign every time.


Invisalign clear braces are virtually unnoticeable. In fact, those wearing the clear aligner trays can essentially keep their orthodontic treatment a secret. This is particularly important for teens that have less than consistent oral care, are athletes, or for adult professionals that do not want the unsightly look of metal in their mouth. Invisalign makes it easy to keep teeth clean, and never interferes with daily activities or lifestyle. When it comes to appearance, they are decidedly more attractive than traditional braces.


Patients wearing Invisalign aligner trays enjoy the benefit of being able to remove them when necessary. For instance, they can be removed while eating or drinking, helping patients avoid the embarrassment of having food stuck between wires and metal brackets. Thus, Invisalign affords patients a comfortable alternative that makes treatment easy.

Oral Care Is Easy

For those wearing metal braces, the importance of oral care and hygiene are paramount. Yet, for those wearing removable, clear aligner trays, oral health is easy to maintain. The aligner trays are simply removed while brushing and flossing. In turn, patients do not have to worry about the sharp edges and wires that may puncture their gums and cheeks. Invisalign trays are soft, flexible, and smooth.

Length Of Treatment

Generally, patients may expect a treatment time of up to 5 years with traditional metal braces, sometimes including two phases. Yet, treatment with Invisalign usually takes 1-2 years, which is a distinct advantage.


Treatment using Invisalign requires a treatment-planning phase, where the end results are computerized. Thus, patients know how long treatment will take, as well as what to expect. Many are comforted by the “lack of surprises” when receiving treatment with Invisalign.

While only a dental professional can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, the advantages are quite clear. That’s why Smile Avenue Family Dentistry invites you to call us today to learn more about the appealing alternative of Invisalign. A customized treatment begins here, where our skilled team will assess your smile and determine the best option for you. No matter what stage of life you’re in—we’re sure to help you put your best smile forward.

Posted on behalf of Smile Avenue Family Dentistry