The Advantages of Invisalign Over Braces

Invisalign bracesWhen it comes to straightening your teeth, both Invisalign in Vancouver and braces will do the trick. What you may not realize is Invisalign has a lot of other advantages when compared to braces. These advantages extend well past the aesthetic benefits that most people think of when it comes to Invisalign.

Less Likely to Irritate Gums and Tongue 

Brackets on traditional braces can rub against the gums and tongue, leading to irritation. Brace wearers typically have to put wax around the brackets to stop the irritation from occurring, but it is difficult to keep the wax in place. On the other hand, Invisalign in Surrey is made of smooth plastic that does not irritate the gums. Because of that, Invisalign is more comfortable than braces.

Eat Whatever You Want 

If you wear braces, you have an entire list of foods that you have to avoid. You can’t eat hard, sticky, or chewy foods since those foods can break the brackets on the braces.

On the other hand, you can eat anything you want with Invisalign. That’s because you can take Invisalign out whenever you want. Simply remove it, eat the food you want to eat, and then put your Invisalign back in your mouth after the meal.

Brush and Floss Normally 

You have probably heard horror stories of people who have terrible stains on their teeth after having their braces removed. That’s because the braces covered a big portion of their teeth, so they couldn’t brush properly. They also couldn’t floss because the brackets were in the way. When you wear an Invisalign, you can simply remove it and take care of your dental needs. Then, you can put it back in so it can get back to work on straightening your teeth.

Thanks to all of the benefits, more and more people are choosing Invisalign over braces. From comfort to ease of use, Invisalign wins out in category after category.

Dr Wang

Dr. Wang, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)


Orthodontic specialist, founder of PacificWest Dental Group. Helping people get the perfect smile since 1994!

Dr Kevin

Dr. Kevin Lee, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)


Specialist in Orthodontics, UBC alumni. Love helping patients get a beautiful smile. Part-time clinical instructor at UBC. 

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