The thought of wearing traditional bracket-and-wire braces when you go out with your friends or step into a room for an important work meeting makes you cringe. Braces may be fine if you only had to wear them for a little while, but it’s a dedication you’d have to make for months or even years. And as a busy person who’s often on-the-go, you know the maintenance of braces would be a hassle. What if there was an easily maintained and unnoticeable alternative to straightening your teeth? Invisalign in Atlanta offers a modern and convenient treatment for improving crooked teeth. Read on to find out the top 5 benefits of getting Invisalign aligners instead of traditional braces!

Fewer Checkup Visits

With Invisalign, you’ll receive a few months of new aligners at one time that you can replace every couple of weeks yourself. Although you will need to go in for the occasional brief checkup, you won’t need to worry about feeling uncomfortable getting your braces tightened every few months.

Convenience While Eating

With regular braces, you have to give up a whole list of great snack foods like popcorn, candy, nuts, bagels and rolls, and carrots. With Invisalign aligners, you don’t have to alter the foods you eat at all. Instead of worrying about getting kernels and small pieces of food uncomfortably wedged between your braces, all you would need to do is remove your trays. Your aligners being removable allow you to eat and enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying about breaking your brackets.

Duration of Treatment

If you decide to get traditional metal braces, your treatment could last as long as 5 years. In comparison, the typical treatment for Invisalign is anywhere from 8-18 months. Straightening your teeth doesn’t have to be a time-intensive process anymore.


You can’t escape the unattractive and intrusive look that traditional braces give you. They’re especially noticeable on adults. And because they can easily get food caught in them, important social events like going on a lunch meeting with a client can be practically impossible. With Invisalign, they’re practically invisible and it’s likely that most people won’t even notice them.


Traditional braces are known to puncture and scrape your lips and cheeks and cause them to bleed. With Invisalign, their clear and smooth surface won’t cause any damage to your mouth. Because they’re easier to clean, you have a lower risk of developing oral health issues like tooth decay and cavities.

Invisalign can deliver the straighter smile you’ve been wanting without all the hassle of wires and brackets. You can schedule a consultation appointment to decide if Invisalign aligners are right for you.

About the Author

As a dentist who has hundreds of hours of advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry training, Dr. Marilyn Gaylor understands the importance of a straight and bright smile. She has also achieved accredited status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry—one of only six dentists to achieve that in the state of Georgia! For any questions or to schedule a consultation appointment to see if Invisalign is right for you, visit her website or contact her at 404-351-8790.