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What is the Right Choice Invisalign vs Traditional Metal Braces?

For many years there was only one option to straighten misaligned teeth. When there were issues with an overbite or crooked teeth metal braces were fitted. Visiting the orthodontist can be expensive and fitting traditional braces can take multiple visits. Molds of the mouth are taken then the metal braces need to be fitted.

In the last few decades, dentistry has made leaps and bounds. With the invention of clear aligners in the form of Invisalign braces. They require fewer visits and are more effective and efficient than traditional metal braces.

Invisalign is a leader in the industry, with its clear aligners that have proved to be of remarkably high quality. Orthodontists will examine and treat each patient fitting the correct choice for straightening their teeth. Orthodontists suggest what will best meet the unique needs of each patient.

The patient is not able to decide what is best for their teeth and put their trust in the capable hands of their Orthodontist. The attraction of Invisalign is that they are almost invisible on the teeth and much more comfortable for the patient. One of the most beneficial features is that they can be removed to make eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing easier.

Traditional metal braces are fitted and cannot be removed until the treatment is over, which can take up to two years. They are not comfortable and limit what the patient can eat and because they are metal, they are very noticeable. Although they can be slightly cheaper than their Invisalign counterparts, the fittings and maintenance are not. Wearing traditional metal braces will require multiple visits to the Orthodontist throughout the treatment and adds up financially.

Invisalign aligners need consistent maintenance, however, this is done by the patient, removing, and cleaning the aligner trays. The Invisalign aligners are limited in their effectiveness to correct some dental problems. These include, not being able to fix issues with back teeth or correct an overbite. Having said this, they are extremely popular for all other dental corrections of misaligned teeth. Traditional metal braces have proved to be the only braces thus far that can align a patient’s incorrect bite.

It is in your best interests to choose a board-approved orthodontist who will be able to advise and provide the correct solution for your specific requirements. As qualified professionals, they will decide which type of braces are the best choice for their patients. Rest assured you will receive the radiant smile that you are seeking.

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