Invisalign vs. Braces: Which one should you choose?
Do you think you are the right candidate for orthodontic treatment? Are you also perplexed about which orthodontic treatment is right for you? We have a detailed comparison of Invisalign vs. Braces and which one to choose. We are all familiar with braces that are used to align crooked or crowded teeth, but do you know how Invisalign can be a great alternative to braces?
Orthodontics, a subdivision of the dentistry field, which deals with the nonalignment of teeth and jaws. The malpositioning of teeth is quite common in the population especially in the kid’s group. If you ever had encountered anyone or felt that you should get the orthodontic treatment contact us now and for a free consultation.
Types of Orthodontic treatment:
- Functional appliances
- Orthognathic procedure (Jaw surgery)
Invisalign vs. Braces, Let’s dive into the details:
The most common, popular, and favorite one is braces, which is metallic wires and brackets applied to the teeth to align and correct them in a given period of time. This type of treatment is best for patients in their teenage years and adults with very complex cases. Since the wires and brackets cannot be removed, once they are placed on your teeth you have little work to do.
Invisalign is a plastic, clear and invisible aligner used to straighten the teeth with a similar outcome to traditional braces. Patients prefer to use Invisalign over braces due the discrete look and minimal impact to your daily life. The aligners are easily removable for eating, drinking & flossing and because they are clear and discrete, people often don’t even know you are wearing them!
Does Invisalign work faster than braces?
Braces usually take 1 to 3 years or more depending on the patient’s needs and teeth condition, but in the case of Invisalign, it can take as little as 6 months for simple cases. However more complex cases can take up 2 years just as with traditional braces.
Is Invisalign as good as braces?
Invisalign can reliably provide predictable and excellent outcomes for patients who are looking to align and correct their teeth. While traditional braces can be intrusive, restrict your food choices and are far less aesthetic, Aligners are aesthetically more pleasant, and less intrusive because of their transparency. Invisalign aligners are easily removable so they don’t restrict your food choices and allows you to brush and floss your teeth.
Are braces or Invisalign better for overbite?
Certain overbite cases can be corrected with Invisalign aligners, however, there are always limitations; a detailed treatment plan can be provided by your dentist. Dr.Niromi can help you determine which option is best for your teeth through a detailed free consultation session.
Are Invisalign aligners worth it?
In a study, over 85-90 percent of patients showed positive feedback for using Invisalign as compared to braces, due to its feasibility and time frame. Invisalign has advantages in every regard such as in cost, feasibility, comfort, maintenance of oral hygiene, time frame, esthetic looks, and minimal food restrictions.
Overall, Invisalign is an excellent option for many patients, but it’s not for everyone. Book a consultation with Dentistry at the Grove where we can review all your options.