Behnam Rostami DDS has seen many people struggle with metal braces during his long, 30-plus-year career in dentistry. For decades, metal braces were the only way to straighten teeth effectively. Orthodontists, especially in the United States, where Rostami lives, routinely prescribed metal braces to patients even though they are known to be cumbersome and uncomfortable because there was no alternative. These days, however, more dentists and orthodontists are turning away from conventional metal braces in favor of Invisalign braces, which are smooth, comfortable, and removable. Here are some benefits of Invisalign:
Invisalign braces straighten teeth faster. Metal braces usually take up to five years to fully correct crooked teeth. Invisalign takes only a year to a year and a half to perform the same functions as metal braces. Behnam Rostami DDS has seen excellent results from Invisalign in that time frame.
No surprises. In the past, dentists like Behnam Rostami DDS have had to use trial-and-error to determine if metal braces are being as effective as they could be. Today, though, dentists can plan treatments completely on the computer, calculating exactly how long the treatment will take and how it can be most effective.
Invisalign prevents gum and tooth damage. Sometimes, metal braces can cause gum and tooth damage because they use a large amount of force to straighten teeth. This can cause issues with demineralization and tooth decay. Clear aligners don’t have these problems. They are much easier on the teeth themselves.
Behnam Rostami DDS keeps recommending Invisalign to his patients because it has been proven to work.