Invisalign is more than cosmetic dentistry; it's about overall quality of life.
Other Cosmetic Dentistry Issues To Think About
It may have been years since you saw anyone with metal braces on the teeth, and there's a good reason for that. Braces may correct the bite and tooth alignment, but they can cause a fair number of problems as well. For example, metal braces make it impossible to use dental floss and make simple brushing difficult to do completely or well. The implications of this are enough to make anyone shudder. Furthermore, tooth decay may go undetected, since metal in the mouth means that dental x-rays cannot be taken.
Metal braces are no bad thing of course. They do the job brilliantly, and have helped give a great many people a fabulous set of teeth which look less like a disgruntled rabble of argumentative rebels and more like a highly presentable row of soldiers standing neatly to attention. Obviously wearing metal braces isn't a look people are too keen on, and there are several major drawbacks in addition to looking as though we've got a building firm working in our mouth for three years.
To start with they are large, and can really affect how you speak, which rules out certain jobs such as a telesales person, radio announcer or audio book reader. Then there's the oral hygiene, of which there's very little. You certainly can't floss, and even brushing your teeth is tough. Don't even start to think about eating a peanut butter sandwich with sesame seeds on top. Many people have also found that the wires can sometimes stick into their gums and cause ulcers and sores.
On the other hand, Invisalign retainers can easily be removed for eating and for dental hygiene. Of course, what everyone who has benefited from the Invisalign treatment likes best is the fact that nobody else knows you're wearing them - no more unsightly metal mouth!