If you are looking for the perfect orthodontic procedure that is right for you, you may be faced with several options that are now available in orthodontics. From fastbraces to Invisalign to traditional braces it can often become confusing and nerve-wracking as to which one you should choose. The most commonly used types of orthodontic procedures include Invisalign and traditional braces, but which one is better?
The easy answer is that both Invisalign and braces will get you the results you are looking for. Both procedures are completely effective and can fix grave problems with your teeth. However, the most notable difference between the two is the way they straighten or align your teeth.
Invisalign uses a series of clear trays that are changed out every couple of weeks in order to correct gaps and misalignments. The advantages are endless! The clear trays are relatively invisible, removable and do not affect your speech. You have no need to worry about soars that are often caused by traditional braces. Invisalign treatments are more commonly used for esthetic purposes rather than for improving the functionality of the teeth.
About Traditional Braces
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires that are tightened and moved every month (unless otherwise determined by your dentist) in order to get them to the position they need to be for a perfect smile. These braces can correct even the most complicated cases for teeth alignment and bad bites. There are many types of brackets in the dental industry, Metal/traditional braces, Ceramic Braces, Lingual Braces, Damon Braces (do not require rubber bands), . Smart brackets, Clear Braces. Self-Ligating Braces among others.
Another important aspect you have to take in consideration is discipline. For your orthodontic treatment to work you have to have discipline and be diligent in keeping all appointments with your dentist while also following any instructions given to you. Patients that have Invisalign need to remain compliant and not forget to wear their aligners. Therefore, Invisalign may not be the best choice for young teens or pre-teens.
Patients of all ages can use braces and Invisalign
However, Invisalign is more commonly used by young adults or adult patients since they provide the convenience of being virtually undetectable, so no one really notices you are in treatment. If you would like to know more information about orthodontics, Invisalign or braces, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dentist in Glendale will help you decide which treatment method is right for you.
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