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Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Should You Consider?

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Star Orthodontics
Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Should You Consider?Often patients seeking orthodontic treatment will have many questions when deciding what to choose between Invisalign and braces. The most important thing is to choose a treatment that does the job effectively, even if it is a bit expensive. There are some situations where braces may be better than Invisalign, and there are other cases where the latter may be more suitable. Make sure you discuss the options with our orthodontic specialist.

Braces vs. Invisalign

Braces comprise metal brackets that are attached to the teeth and tied with wires and small rubber bands. Today, you can have brackets that closely match the color of enamel, allowing them to be more discrete.

Invisalign systems, on the flip side, are designed to be invisible. They comprise aligners or trays made of smooth BPA-free plastic that is clear and comfortable to wear over the teeth. Invisalign systems gently move the teeth to the desired position. Our orthodontist uses X-rays, photos or pictures, and impressions to make a precise 3-D image of the teeth and configure the aligners accordingly.

Which one is Right for You?

It is a tight race to compare braces vs. Invisalign. If you are self-conscious about visible braces, Invisalign may be appealing to you. Considering that Invisalign aligners are removable, you are able to drink, eat, floss, and brush more naturally. However, for people who find it inconvenient to remove their trays while drinking or eating, Invisalign makes a better choice. If you have received an Invisalign system, you need to brush after every meal before you put the trays back in so as to avoid staining.

The success of Invisalign largely depends on how often you wear them. If you fail to wear them, they will not shift the teeth effectively. But when it comes to braces, they are glued onto the teeth, so you do not have a choice.

Again, if you want to address issues affecting the back teeth or need to rotate teeth or move them vertically, you may not find Invisalign a good option. Before you decide which one to use between braces and Invisalign, discuss with our orthodontist. He or she can recommend the most viable solution that works better for your specific needs. Contact our orthodontic team today if you need to straighten your teeth to help enhance your smile and oral health.

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