Invisalign vs. Braces

Invisalign vs. Braces

If your dentist recommends braces but offers two choices: traditional or Invisalign, then how do you know which is the best one for you? Both traditional braces and Invisalign have their pros and cons.

Traditional braces have metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands. They are more discreet now than ever before and have a long history of success. Invisalign, on the other hand, has been around since 1999, but are nearly invisible and are customised for each person.

The Pros of Traditional Braces

Traditional braces will work tirelessly to improve your smile. You wear them around the clock, and they are permanent until your dentist removes them. They are also exceptionally effective at fixing complex dental problems.

The Pros of Invisalign

There are many reasons why you may prefer Invisalign over more traditional braces. The first is how invisible they are. Even though traditional braces are now available in a ceramic material and look sleek to suit your smile, they stand out. Invisalign, on the other hand, is nearly invisible.

You can also remove them at a moment’s notice to indulge in treats that you may not be able to have if you wear traditional braces. They are not suitable for complex dental problems, however. If you need to fix back teeth or rotate teeth, then your dentist may recommend traditional braces instead.

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