Braces or Invisalign? 5 Reasons to Consider Invisalign

Sep 16, 2018 | Advanced Dental Treatments

Ready to get your teeth straightened? Wondering whether traditional metal/ceramic braces or Invisalign aligners are the best choice?

While braces are the traditional choice for getting your teeth straightened, Invisalign® has become a great alternative. Invisalign® offers a lot of benefits when straightening your teeth that make it seem like the more attractive option in many ways.

While there are plenty of things to think about before getting Invisalign®, it may be the best choice for many people. Below, we’ll look at the 5 big reasons why Invisalign® may be the better option for you.

Shorter Treatment Time

When you’re looking for a way to get your teeth straightened, you’ll discover that you have several good options available to you. However, if you’re looking for the shortest treatment possible for fixing your teeth then you may be looking for Invisalign®.

With Invisalign®, the treatment time is a lot shorter compared with using braces. You’ll need to wear braces constantly for about 2 years on average to see results. On the other hand, with Invisalign®, it’s usually only necessary to be treated for 6-18 months.braces or Invisalign

They Look Great

One of the other great things about using Invisalign® is that they are more aesthetically pleasing than braces.

Some people dread wearing braces based on the appearance alone. You may be (unnecessarily) overly aware of your appearance. It can be frustrating going to school, work, or a social situation with braces in your mouth. This is generally the case only at the beginning of treatment however.

With Invisalign®, however, this isn’t a problem. You’ll be able to let your true smile show through. Invisalign® aligners, as the name suggests, are invisible. The aligners are clear and because of this nobody is likely to notice a difference.

Better For Eating

Another great benefit of using Invisalign® is that you won’t have to be as careful about what and how you eat. With braces, however, you need to be very careful to avoid certain foods that will cause problems or get stuck.

Sticky and hard foods can be a real problem and you’ll have to consider each meal carefully. Some things may get caught in your braces and they can be difficult to clean out.

However, with Invisalign®, you can eat pretty much anything you want and won’t have the same issues. You’ll need to remove your Invisalign® aligners before eating or drinking anything. This can take some getting used to, but is still a big improvement over eating with braces.

Easier Cleaning

Braces can trap food so they (as well as teeth) need to be cleaned really well after every meal. If this does not happen, it can lead to a significant build up of plaque and bacteria. Invisalign® aligners are removable, so they are far more easily cleaned and plaque build-up is less common.

Lower Costs

The shorter treatment time means that Invisalign® tends to be cheaper than traditional braces. You can view the prices of all our orthodontic treatments here.

Making the Choice Between Braces or Invisalign

While you can choose between either braces or Invisalign for improving and straightening your teeth, you’ll want to think about it carefully before making your final decision. Both options have pros and cons which you will need to consider carefully. Please consult with your Orthodontist before making your decision.

Want to know more? Read more about Invisalign® here.

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