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Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces

When it comes to orthodontics, there are a number of different treatment options to choose from. While most people want perfectly aligned teeth, very few have them. Even though most are aware that they can get metal braces to improve teeth alignment, not many are keen to get them. Traditional braces are highly visible and most people don't fancy this option.

The good news is that Invisalign, a revolutionary product is a perfect alternative for traditional braces. Now comes the big question- Should you use traditional braces or is Invisalign a better choice? How do these two orthodontic treatments stand up against each other and which one will be best suited to you?

We at San Dimas Dental Group offer the best and most cost-effective Invisalign dentistry in glendora for adults as well as children. Here, we take a look at what the differences between traditional braces and Invisalign are. This information will help you make an informed decision about which one to choose for you or for your child.

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About Metal Braces

Built from either metal brackets or ones made of colored resin, braces are fitted on the front surface of your teeth. They are one of the best ways to fix complex teeth alignment issues such as large gaps in the teeth or overlapping teeth etc. Braces are permanent and can only be adjusted, replaced or removed at a dentist's office. If you have overcrowded/crooked teeth, your San Dimas dentist might recommend that you get metal braces.

Benefits Of Invisalign

Invisalign are clear aligner trays that help fix teeth alignment problems that aren't very severe. There are a number of benefits to getting Invisalign versus traditional metal braces, such as:

  • These aligner trays are almost invisible, thus the name. It also means, you won't feel conscious while smiling in public, when you are wearing them.
  • Invisalign doesn't irritate or chafe the inside of your mouth as they don't have any additions like wires or brackets. This significantly increases the comfort levels while wearing them.
  • They are suitable for people that participate in any rigorous activities or indulge in contact sports. For example, if your child plays baseball, and the ball accidentally comes in contact with their face, you don't have to worry about Invisalign hurting their mouth, lip or cheek. The thermoplastic material used to make Invisalign is soft and the trays don't have any sharp edges like metal braces do.
  • Invisalign doesn't impact your speech and you can wear them comfortably to school or work or in any social setting without worrying about a lisp.
  • Since the trays are removable, you can wash them very easily. Contrastingly, keeping braces clean and free of food particles can be quite a chore.
  • Crunchy and sticky foods like hard candy, kettle corn etc. are all off-limits for those who wear braces. But when you have Invisalign, all you have to do is remove the trays while eating the foods you like and wear the trays once you're done.
  • Invisalign treatment can last for between 9 and 15 months while most people that have traditional braces need to wear them for a minimum of two years, if not more.

Is Invisalign Right For You?

As you can see, Invisalign is a cosmetically appealing, effective and convenient treatment option for aligning teeth. But only your dentist would be able to tell you whether you are a candidate for Invisalign or metal braces. They would carry out a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums and the supporting bone structure in order to determine which option would be best suited for you.

When you come to San Dimas Dental Group, you are assured of the best dental treatment in comfortable settings, with state-of-the-art technology. At our office, you are assured of world-class dental treatments at very competitive pricing. For more information or to schedule an appointment, feel free to call us at this number- (626) 857-4702. Our emergency after-hours number is (909) 938-3643.

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