Comparing Traditional Braces to Invisalign
When it comes to straightening crooked teeth and correcting bite issues, the two main treatment choices currently in use are traditional metal braces and Invisalign. While Invisalign is a great option for most patients, there are some orthodontic conditions that traditional braces are better suited for.
Traditional Metal Braces
- Straighten your teeth through the use of metal wires and brackets.
- Metal structures may irritate or cut the sensitive tissues in your mouth.
- Traditional braces can be damaged by certain hard and chewy foods.
- Can be difficult to keep clean and free of debris.
Invisalign Clear Braces
- Invisalign’s aligners are removable, so you are free to eat anything you want.
- The aligners are easily cleaned.
- These aligners are smooth and comfortable, and won’t irritate your mouth.
- Made from a clear plastic, and is nearly invisible when in place.
Advantages Exclusive to Invisalign
Here are some ways in which Invisalign reveals itself to be a superior treatment option when compared to traditional braces:
One of the best advantages is the fact that it is invisible once in place on the patient’s teeth. Invisalign’s aligners are made from a clear plastic. This allows you to straighten your teeth without having to worry about showing off a mouth full of metal.
The soft plastic used to make Invisalign aligners is molded to fit the patient’s mouth. This ensures that the treatment fits comfortably, and the rounded edges guarantees that the treatment will not cut the patient’s lips or mouth.
Traditional braces often require patients to give up certain foods, or they may have to give up certain hobbies because their treatment interferes. Because Invisalign can be removed at any time, patients will not need to give up any of their favorite things for the duration of their treatment.
Find Out How Invisalign Can Change Your Smile
If you would like to find out whether or not Invisalign might be the best treatment option for your unique condition, then contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. T. Jeff Powers and Dr. Diana C. Powers today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!