Invisalign braces are a transparent alternative to braces

Invisalign braces are the best way to straighten teeth and improve your smile.

As a leading Invisalign provider, Salt Lake City dentist Allan Thomas can answer your questions and help you determine whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.

Sometimes called “clear braces”, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gently straighten your smile. Unlike braces, which are bonded to your teeth and remain permanent until your treatment is over, Invisalign clear braces are completely removable at any point. Take Invisalign out to play sports, brush your teeth, or have dinner.

With Invisalign braces, you do not have to worry about poking wires or uncomfortable metal brackets, like you do with traditional braces. That’s because Invisalign is made of an advanced thermoplastic material that fits smoothly over your teeth.

Invisalign braces vs. metal braces

When patients want to correct crooked teeth, they no longer have have to choose traditional metal braces, with their obvious brackets and wires. Invisalign clear braces are not only nearly invisible, they are also easier to manage with your busy lifestyle. Advantages of Invisalign braces include:

 InvisalignTraditional Metal Braces
ClearInvisalign braces are clear braces and almost invisible YES
Invisalign clear braces are made of a clear plastic material that is hardly noticeable.
Traditional braces are very noticeable. NO
Metal braces stand out and are the first thing people notice about your smile.
Brushing
& Flossing
Invisalign braces are removeable for brushing and flossing YES
Remove Invisalign braces to brush and floss, just as you have always done.
Metal braces are fixed making it hard to brush and floss NO
With braces, you have to brush around brackets and feed floss between wires just to reach between your teeth.
EatingInvisalign clear braces are removeable for eating YES
Remove Invisalign clear braces to eat and drink. After your meal, put Invisalign back on.
Metal braces trap food. NO
Food sticks between brackets and wires causing embarrassing situations.
ComfortInvisalign braces are smooth. YES
Invisalign is smooth plastic that is custom-fitted to your unique smile.
Metal braces poke and hurt NO
Wires poke into gums; brackets rub against lips.
TreatmentTreatment time is shorter with Invisalign clear braces YES
Invisalign braces treatment is often shorter and less invasive than traditional braces.
Traditional braces take more time NO
Braces require years of commitment and adjustment.
Interested in more? Learn how Invisalign works.

Or contact Dr. Allan S. Thomas in Salt Lake City, Utah via our online form or by calling 801-322-4900.