Article by Remarkable Smiles.
When considering braces, patients always struggle to decide if they should choose Invisalign or traditional braces. Although both brace techniques do achieve the same results: a perfect smile, they are quite different in terms of appearance, cost, and treatment time.
Appearance – If you are looking for a discreet brace that can be removed to eat and clean teeth, nothing beats Invisalign. Invisalign is virtually invisible and often people find it hard to tell if a patient is wearing braces. However, traditional braces now come with clear brackets and wire, which make them less noticeable.
Cost – Traditional braces are more affordable than Invisalign. Nevertheless, more insurance companies are now covering the cost for Invisalign. If cost is a factor in your decision, traditional braces are the best option.
Treatment time – Invisalign has improved their braces and are now comparable to metal braces in terms of treatments time. However, since Invisalign is removable, patients tend to forget to wear their aligner, which extends their treatment time. Traditional braces, on the other hand, have shorter treatment times as they cannot be removed.
Visits to your Orthodontist – If a patient chooses Invisalign they will spend less time at their orthodontist’s office as they can switch to their next set of aligners at home, with visits every 6 weeks. While with metal braces, patients will need to come in every four weeks to get their braces tightened.
Results – Both metal and Invisalign provide excellent results straightening teeth and correcting bite. However, some complex cases will work better with metal braces as they allow for more control.
A perfect smile not only improves a person’s self-confidence, but it enhances the health of a person’s teeth and gums. Since correctly aligned teeth are easier to clean and less susceptible to damage and decay.
This article was written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics. Dr. Mark Rashidi at Remarkable Smiles is a highly experienced Orthodontist in Mission Viejo, serving the Orange, Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, and other areas. Call today to get more info.