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Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces

Want to have a straighter smile and perfect bite? Then welcome to the field of orthodontics!

‍You have many options available that can effectively improve the position of your teeth, leading to a healthier bite and a more present smile.‍

In this short post, let’s look at two of the most popular types of treatments, the differences between them, and which one might work best for you: Invisalign and traditional metal braces.‍

WHAT ARE TRADITIONAL BRACES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

‍Traditional metal braces involve attaching brackets and wires to the teeth. The wires are pulled to apply more pressure and slowly move the teeth until they reach their most optimal position.‍

This is a staple treatment in orthodontics, used to treat everything from mild to even severe alignment issues. The wires allow the orthodontist to apply just the right amount of pressure required to reposition the tooth and even rotate it if necessary.‍

WHAT IS INVISALIGN AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that can discreetly reposition teeth. Like metal braces, the aligners apply constant pressure to the teeth in order to move them.‍

In the beginning, Invisalign was only able to treat mild cases of alignment issues. But over the years, this type of treatment has significantly improved and is now able to tackle even moderate cases of misalignment.‍

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO TREATMENTS?

  • Self-esteem – Invisalign is a very discreet treatment that is virtually unnoticeable. Metal braces, however, are a lot more visible, which can lead to self-esteem issues;
  • Maintenance – The Invisalign trays are removable, which makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze. With braces, maintenance is a bit trickier especially because food can get easily trapped between the brackets and wires, creating a bit of a nuisance every time you eat;
  • ‍Speed – Invisalign can provide faster results than metal braces, but this does depend on the type of alignment issues the patient has, as well as how their teeth respond to the treatment;
  • ‍The type of misalignment – Metal braces are needed in cases of severe misalignment or bite issues simply because they can apply a lot more pressure to the teeth. Invisalign is usually used for mild to moderate cases, although the use of attachments such as buttons or wires is making the clear aligners better at addressing even more complex cases.

INTERESTED IN INVISALIGN? WE CAN HELP!

‍Who doesn’t want a discreet way to get a healthier and straighter smile? The process starts with a quick consultation with Dr. Sinha, who will conduct a thorough assessment of your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for these clear aligners.‍

Ready to find out if Invisalign is right for you? Then feel free to book a consultation at PS Dental online, or call our team at (860) 266-1828 for more information about our services.

You can directly call the clinics in Glastonbury and Bristol that suit you best.

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2 months ago
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