How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?

Getting fitted with braces as an adult can be a daunting change, especially for those that have never had any kind of treatment before. Although braces can be a major lifestyle change, there are many different forms to choose from. Many adults face the thought of choosing between traditional treatment and invisible forms.

If you are having a tough time picking between either, focus on some of the highlights below. There are many benefits associated with Invisalign.

Traditional Braces VS Invisalign

Both forms of treatment are capable of decreasing certain issues such as crowding, spacing, crossbite or overbite. In addition, both forms of braces have the ability to completely straighten the teeth. This, though, is where the similarities end.

Traditional forms of treatment, such as metal braces, often take more consideration when it comes to lunch and dinner choices. As invisalign can be removed at any time, and must be to eat, wearers can eat all of their favorite foods without worry. Metal braces cannot be removed for eating.

For some traditional brace wearers, metal parts or arch wires can get in the way of traditional brushing and flossing. Invisalign trays are easily removable, enabling wearers to brush and floss all corners and crevices of the mouth with ease.

In addition, Invisalign is often considered more comfortable than metal braces, as the aligners consist of smooth, easy wearable plastic. Metal braces can become uncomfortable at times, especially during the first few weeks of being fitted.

Finally, Invisalign often requires less visits to your orthodontist, as metal braces must be tightened more often.

To learn more about Invisalign or metal braces, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tanya Vaysman today.

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