Do you suffer from crooked or misaligned teeth? Do have gaps in your mouth and are considering orthodontic treatment? Metal braces are conventional, however, one of the latest alternatives is Invisalign. Unlike wires and metal in your mouth, Invisalign is a series of clear trays that straighten teeth. Study a comparison of both to make an informed decision.
Appearance – Invisalign is the more attractive option. Since it is clear, few people will notice the trays in a person’s mouth. It is a smart dental treatment for a person who is self-conscious about the look of metal braces.
Time of Treatment – Invisalign must be worn 22 hours a day for up to 18 months. With conventional braces, they are permanently on teeth for 18 months to two years.
Price – Depending on treatment, Invisalign is usually a bit more costly than metal braces.
Eating Habits – With metal braces, a person’s diet is limited. Certain sticky foods may damage the wires and other related features. In addition, biting and chewing some foods may be difficult. Meanwhile, Invisalign trays can be removed at mealtime. This means no foods are off limits.
Oral Care – When metal braces are in the mouth, it is essential to carefully clean around the brackets and wires. On the other hand, Invisalign trays can be removed for normal brushing and flossing. To avoid staining the trays, it is essential to brush after each meal.
Comfort – Invisalign is more comfortable in the mouth. With metal, gums and cheeks may become irritated. The clear trays are smooth.
If you are contemplating braces, but are interested in the benefits of Invisalign, consult with Dr. Mark Rigby. He performs a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures and is dedicated to supporting patients’ oral health and preserving beautiful and healthy smiles. Contact us today!