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What is the Difference Between Invisalign and Traditional Braces?

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Evan
What is the Difference Between Invisalign and Traditional Braces?Misalignment of teeth is more than a cosmetic concern; it can also cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw. Fortunately, traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both fantastic innovations in dentistry that can treat misalignment of teeth caused by jaw problems and other factors that contribute through it.

Traditional Metal Braces versus Invisalign

Traditional metal braces differ from Invisalign in many ways. They differ in aesthetics and appearance, the recommended treatment plan, and budget. For instance, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays that are removable and discreet in appearance. It may also be more costly. It also takes a shorter period of treatment for misaligned teeth.

Conversely, traditional dental braces use metal wires and brackets. They are attached to the surface of your teeth for the whole period of your treatment plan and cannot be removed without our assistance.

Which Is Better, Invisalign or Traditional Braces?

Both Invisalign and traditional braces vary in functionality and aesthetic. One may choose to opt for Invisalign if they have more straightforward cases and require a shorter period to cure their teeth's misalignment. They may also select this if they prefer a clear aligner that will be discreet, as compared to the traditional metal braces.

If a patient has a more complicated case in their oral health, we may recommend traditional metal braces. This can better than Invisalign for these patients, as they are expected to work more efficiently for complicated cases than Invisalign. Moreover, if there is a problem with a patient's bite, traditional braces will be the most appropriate treatment plan to bring out the patient's best smile.

Having a great smile plays a lot in a person's confidence. We are more than happy to help you out with your choice, whether you may be a candidate for Invisalign or traditional braces. Which is better for you is determined by your orthodontal assessment and preference. Please call us today to learn more.

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