Why you might choose Invisalign over traditional braces
Before the last few decades, most people with misaligned teeth have worn traditional braces made of metal and wire. Modern dental technology has given us more than one option for straightening your teeth. Today, there are clear aligners that straighten your teeth without many of the hassles and the undesirable appearance of metal braces.
Invisalign is one of the most popular companies that manufacture these clear aligners. There are many other companies with clear aligners with different specifications, which each may treat certain cases better than other clear aligner types. The evaluation and decision of which type best suites your malalignment of teeth is done by your orthodontist. Clear aligner’s selling point is that their products are more comfortable and more attractive to look at since their aligners are almost invisible on your teeth. Furthermore, since clear aligners are removable, they make it easier to do activities such as eating, brushing and flossing your teeth, and drinking liquids.
If you value comfort and you want people to see your actual smile instead of wires and steel, Invisalign, or other types of clear aligners, may be a good option for you. However, there are a few things you have to consider before choosing Invisalign. First is the price. Most Invisalign treatments can range from $1800 to $5,500. While you can get some types of traditional braces for cheaper! Second, Invisalign aligners require more maintenance. You will have to clean your aligner trays and switch them out consistently, whereas you’ll only be using one pair of traditional braces. Lastly, Invisalign aligners are a less versatile treatment and will not be able to fix every type of tooth misalignment. If you have issues with your back teeth or you need to rotate some of your teeth, only traditional braces will be able to fix your bite, ideally.
No matter which option you choose, be sure to do the necessary research and ask your orthodontist, or best yet, board-certified (Diplomat) orthodontist about the best treatment to give a smile of a life-time.