Invisalign or Braces: Which is Better for Me?

January 9, 2023

Whether to solve a medical issue or purely for cosmetic reasons, many people seek orthodontic treatment to give themselves a more beautiful and healthier smile. Two of the most popular treatments to achieve this are braces and Invisalign invisible aligners. Though both accomplish the same goal, there are some differences between the two, and some circumstances where one is more appropriate than the other.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is a more modern and less invasive type of orthodontic care to straighten your teeth. Unlike regular braces, which are permanently attached to your teeth for the duration of the treatment, Invisalign aligners are removable, using a series of custom-formed aligners to slowly shift your teeth into the optimal position. Invisalign is a great option for those patients who need less intensive treatment, and it allows you to remove the aligners for eating and brushing your teeth, or whenever you find it inconvenient to wear them. It also makes it much easier to maintain good dental health during the treatment process.

Benefits of Braces

Braces are a time-tested and proven method of correcting problems with dental alignment. As braces have evolved, they have become much more comfortable and convenient, as well as more attractive. Braces are a good solution for patients of all ages, whether you want a subtle look or bright colors. Since braces are infinitely customizable, they are often the more appropriate solution for complex cases where teeth need to be dramatically aligned to achieve perfect bite.

Which One is Right for You?

As we have seen in most cases both Invisalign and braces can be appropriate to straighten your teeth. The best way to decide is to schedule an in-person consultation and let our team help you decide which one will work best for you. Schedule your visit with Dr. Wilde at Orthodontic S

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