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Invisalign: How does this new technology compare to traditional dental braces?

There are many ways you can straighten your teeth but what’s important is that you choose the option most suitable to you.

A new, invisible, and arguably more comfortable way you can straighten your teeth, is with Invisalign. This process involves the use of several custom-made, see through and removable aligners that need to be worn 22 hours a day. Once your treatment starts, you will receive a set of aligners that need to be changed every two weeks. The duration of the treatment will depend on the complexity of your issues and will be determined by your dentist. On average you can expect to wear Invisalign aligners for 12 to 18 months.

Are you wondering why you would choose Invisalign over traditional braces?

Here are a few benefits of Invisalign treatment:

  1. Aesthetic

The most obvious reason why you might choose Invisalign treatment over braces, is that of their appearance. As they are made of plastic, they aren’t completely invisible but can barely be noticed upon first glance. In comparison to traditional braces, they are a much less obvious treatment for straightening your teeth.

  1. Comfort

Having an Invisalign straightener allows for a much more comfortable everyday experience. The aligners are taken out for eating, meaning that you can enjoy your meal without discomfort or having issues with chewing. Traditional braces often get in the way in such everyday situations and if you would prefer to have a more comfortable experience, Invisalign aligners might be the better choice for you.

  1. Hygiene

As you must take your Invisalign out whenever you brush your teeth, this allows for a much more thorough clean than what you can achieve with your traditional braces. Additionally, as you don’t eat in them, food won’t get stuck inside it and cause any oral hygiene issues. Maintaining your gum health is much simpler with Invisalign and if you aren’t a fan of long and through tooth brushing, you might want to consider these aligners.

What about the benefits of traditional braces over Invisalign?

  1. Cheaper

Traditional braces are often cheaper than other straightening options and if you have got a budget, they might be the better option.

  1. You don’t have to take them off

If you are one of those people who wouldn’t wear aligners, as you could take them off whenever you wanted, then traditional braces might be the better choice for you. Once they are put on by your dentist, they often stay on until your treatment finishes and there is no way you can forget to put them on or wear them.

  1. Can solve the most complex issues

Unlike Invisalign which is often used for basic and moderate alignment issues, braces can solve complex problems, such as overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and the jaw. So, if your dental issue is more complex, Invisalign might not be able to get you the same results. Get in contact with our team, who can analyse your teeth and offer the best solution for you!

What option to choose?

So, now you know some of the benefits that Invisalign has over traditional braces and are wondering if this might be the better option for you. At Victoria Street Dental we offer both types of treatment and our experienced team can help you choose what option would suit your situation better! So, get in touch with our team if you would like to embark on your tooth straightening journey!

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