Invisalign VS Traditional Braces

May 12, 2018

Man placing Invisalign trayAre you in a heated internal debate about whether Invisalign clear alignment tray orthodontics or traditional bracket and wire braces are right for you? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll discuss the treatment process, effects on daily life, and other factors that should impact your decision and help you find the right orthodontic treatment option. No treatment is right for every patient, and both Invisalign and traditional braces offer beautiful, functional results.

How Traditional Braces Work

Traditional braces use a series of wires to place pressure on brackets, causing teeth to shift into their ideal alignment over the course of about two years of treatment. Throughout your treatment plan, your brackets and wires will remain in place, making them a little more convenient than removable aligners for busy patients who don’t have time to brush teeth and clean aligners between meals. However, you will need to make changes to your diet and oral hygiene routine to keep teeth clean and avoid damaging your brackets and wires.

How Invisalign Braces Work

Invisalign shifts teeth into their ideal position using a series of clear alignment trays that look just like your smile. Each set of aligners represents the smile one step closer to the ideal placement. You’ll wear the set of trays for two weeks at a time. Then, simply remove your aligners and exchange them for the next set in the series. While the removable aligners mean you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain the same oral hygiene routine, you will need to remove these aligners, which means aligners can get lost. Treatment is completed within just six to eighteen months.

What’s Right for You?

No two patients are alike, and you’ll need to take the time to weigh the pros and cons of each treatment carefully before moving forward. The best way to determine what treatment is right for your smile is to sit down one on one with a dentist to discuss your options.

Meet Dr. Narita

Skilled Allen dentist, Lucian Daniel Narita, DDS, has completed training that allows him to offer Invisalign orthodontic treatments at Amazing Smiles. During an orthodontic consultation, Dr. Narita will review your current smile, discuss your goals, and help you to make the right decision when it comes to creating the perfectly aligned smile you deserve. If you decide that traditional braces are the best option for you, Dr. Narita will work with you to find a qualified orthodontist to provide this service while delivering the same exceptional level of treatment you’ve come to expect in our office. Ready to get started? Contact our Allen dental office to schedule an orthodontic consultation appointment today.

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