Straight teeth aren’t just nice to look at. They also improve how you speak and eat, reduce the stress on your jaw and face, and are easier to clean—minimizing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you are tired of dealing with misaligned and crooked teeth, here are some of the reasons to consider Invisalign® aligners.

Why Should You Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign?

1. Clear

Many people forgo wearing traditional metal braces because of how they look. As an adult, it becomes increasingly unappealing and can negatively impact your confidence to have to show up at work with a mouth full of wiring and brackets. Invisalign trays fit over your teeth, and since they're clear, you can likely wear the retainers all day without people noticing. This allows you to go about life normally during your treatment without feeling embarrassed.

2. Don’t Require Food Restrictions


There are many foods that can damage or become lodged in the metal components of traditional braces. Patients often have to avoid popcorn, nuts, gum, and hard or sticky candies to prevent wires from breaking and brackets from popping off. 

Diet restrictions aren’t necessary with Invisalign because you can take the trays out before enjoying a meal. Simply brush your teeth and put them back in when done eating.

3. Comfortable

Some patients experience scratched and cut lips and cheeks when they have traditional braces. They also have to have the wires adjusted every so often, which can cause the mouth, gums, and teeth to temporarily ache.

Invisalign aligners are made with high-quality resin to maintain smooth edges that won’t dig into oral tissue and cause pain. The trays are also designed to slowly adjust the positioning of your teeth, and your dentist will precisely time when to swap them out for the next set to minimize any discomfort.


If you are ready for a straighter smile, turn to Dr. Charles Hurst, DMD. For nearly 40 years, this dentist has provided caring and affordable treatment to patients throughout Sumter, SC, and the surrounding areas. He is a member of the American Dental Association® and provides a range of comprehensive and preventative dentistry solutions. Whether you need a tooth extraction or crown, his compassionate team is here to restore your confidence with reliable and expert dental work. Call (803) 469-2062 to schedule an appointment.