While metal braces are the traditional method of straightening one’s teeth, medical and technological advancements have led to the development of nearly invisible braces known as Invisalign to do the same job while being virtually invisible. Are you looking to straighten your teeth and smile? You must be confused about whether to go with traditional braces or opt for invisible braces treatment. Here’s what our expert orthodontist has to say about each method of straightening one’s teeth.
Traditional braces have been around for a long time and have stood the test of time in straightening one’s teeth. These braces, especially common with kids, consist of metal brackets attached to the teeth and tied with metal wires. They straighten teeth by applying pressure for them to get to the desired positions. Though braces can effectively correct extreme oral complications, they are not removable, making it harder to maintain oral hygiene. It can take anywhere from 1.5 years to 3 years to complete the straightening process.
Invisalign braces are designed to be virtually invisible – the custom made clear aligners consist of smooth plastic worn over the teeth. That is why adults looking to straighten their teeth go for Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Another great advantage of these virtually invisible braces is that they are more comfortable and removable. That makes it easier to clean your mouth as well as your braces. However, you must not remove your aligners for too long or too frequently. Though the duration varies from person to person, it usually takes around 6 -18 months for Invisalign braces to straighten one’s teeth. Besides, these braces do the job in a far less invasive way than traditional braces.
Still can’t decide between the two?
Are you still flustered about whether to go with traditional braces or Invisalign treatment? Call us today at Dental Concepts and talk to our experts regarding the two options. Based on your current situation, your existing complexities that you wish to be fixed, and your end goals, our professionals will help you develop the right plan.
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