Invisalign® vs. Braces
Invisalign® is an attractive braces option that is used for treating misaligned teeth. When deciding between various kinds of braces, it may be difficult to make a choice between Invisalign and traditional braces.
The decision may depend upon the type of orthodontic issue that you are facing. In some cases, traditional braces may be more effective than Invisalign. Here is a breakdown of both types of braces to help you make an informed decision:
Traditional braces are robust and can offer a durable solution even for severely misaligned teeth. They can reposition your teeth effectively by making use of brackets fixed to each tooth and linked with a metal wire.
Here are a few benefits of traditional braces:
Suitable for All Issues
These braces offer a solution, no matter how complicated your case is. They use an anchor and an arch wire to slide the teeth in place. Traditional braces can be used to rectify multiple dental and facial issues.
In several cases, traditional braces can help lead to a more effective result than Invisalign. They are strong and can exert more force to move your teeth into the desired position. Traditional braces are securely attached to your teeth in order to move all of your teeth at the same time.
Quicker Treatment Time
Traditional braces can close the gaps between your teeth and align them faster than Invisalign. Treatment speed is a major reason why many people opt for them over other types. However, the treatment time may also depend upon the skill of your dentist.
Invisalign are clear aligners that are not only unnoticeable but also rather comfortable to wear. They are made of plastic and customized by using high tech scanners that take a virtual impression of your teeth.
Here are some pros of Invisalign:
The highlight of Invisalign is that they are virtually invisible. This makes them a great choice for people who are conscious about their appearance and do not want their braces to appear obvious. With Invisalign, you can stop worrying about your smile in pictures while simply noticing it improve over time.
Easy to Eat
Invisalign can be conveniently removed before you eat. This means you do not have to alter your eating habits or find any type of food difficult to consume. However, make sure you keep your Invisalign on for 20-22 hours every day. On the flip side, removing and fixing Invisalign repeatedly may also be inconvenient for some people.
Comfortable to Wear
There are fewer gum and mouth problems when you choose to wear an Invisalign. They are built from special plastic and customized to cover your teeth properly. Unlike braces, you do not have to deal with cuts inside cheeks or salt washes while getting Invisalign fixed.
The type of dental issue you face and the treatment length may be deciding factors when choosing between traditional braces and Invisalign. To have an experienced dentist examine your teeth and make the right decision, schedule an appointment with us at McDonald DDS by calling us at (469) 649-0699 today.