Which is Better Invisalign or Braces

Many adults decide to get orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. If you’re considering Invisalign or braces treatment, contact Robert Baker Dentistry today to schedule a consultation to find out which option is best for you! Our team of specialists can evaluate your case and help you make the best choice to improve your oral health and quality of life. 

Explain Invisalign Aligners 

The Invisalign system is a discreet, patented approach to teeth straightening. Instead of using traditional metal brackets and wires to straighten your teeth, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit your smile perfectly. Each aligner gradually shifts the position of your teeth until they are properly aligned. Invisalign is comfortable to wear and easy to live with. You can remove the aligners for eating and drinking as well as during your daily oral hygiene routine. 

Because the plastic aligners are removable, it’s much easier to maintain good oral health during the treatment process. However, it’s important to wear the aligners as much as possible and only remove them during meals and for cleaning your mouth. Your dentist may recommend that you wear your aligners for up to 22 hours a day so that your smile can be constantly shifted into proper alignment. 

Invisalign aligners are ideal for mild to moderate cases of misalignment where small changes to tooth position are needed. If your case requires more comprehensive correction, you may be better suited to undergo treatment with traditional braces instead. 

Explain Traditional Braces 

Traditional braces use a system of brackets and wires to straighten your teeth and get you the smile of your dreams. These brackets are placed onto the teeth and connected with metal wires that shift the teeth slowly into their proper position over time. Brackets are a standard part of traditional braces, but there are also bands that may be placed around a tooth that serves to anchor it in place and keep it from moving during treatment. These bands are colored and shaped just like the rest of the brackets on the teeth, so they are hard to see. 

Traditional braces require regular visits to the office to tighten the wires and ensure the proper movement of the teeth. It’s best to have these checkups every four to six weeks to ensure your smile is on track for its best results possible. 

Traditional braces can correct a wide variety of bite problems and misalignment issues. They are one of the most common options for orthodontic treatment because they are effective and have a high success rate. They may not be the best choice for everyone, though. If you have minor issues with the alignment of the teeth, you may be better suited to another form of treatment like Invisalign. Talk to your dentist to find out which option is best for you. 

To learn which orthodontic treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation with our dentist today! 


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