Invisalign or braces? It’s a common question people have for our cosmetic dentistry experts at Parkcrest Dental. Choosing between Invisalign and braces can be easier when you consider your unique circumstance. Getting a cosmetic dentistry consultation can clear up any confusion you might have about your decision, so be sure to come to Parkcrest Dental when you’re ready to move forward with correcting your teeth. Today we’ll explain why braces might be better for some and why Invisalign may be better for others.
More Info on Braces
Braces are usually the first thing that to mind when people think of straightening and correcting their teeth. Braces are the traditional metal brackets which are attached to your teeth using dental cement, and they typically are connected by a wire. With braces, you’ll have them in your mouth until they end of your treatment. This makes them highly effective, as they can’t be taken out and they’re constantly working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Of course, people aren’t used to having metal in their mouth, so you may experience some initial discomfort. Other than that, braces are fairly easy to maintain and they’re extremely good at correcting your issues.
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So Who Should Get Them
Braces are ideal for several situations. Children will almost always need braces for any teeth correcting issues, so there isn’t much of a choice there. Adults are the ones who have a decision to make. If you have a complex issue, braces are most likely going to be the only avenue, as Invisalign isn’t made to take care of these. If your issue isn’t complex, then it’s pretty much up to the patient. But patients who don’t think they can get themselves to put the Invisalign in and out every day and keep them clean may want to consider the braces route.
More Info On Invisalign
Invisalign is obviously a newer technology than braces, and it has quite a few benefits. The benefit that attracts most people is the fact that it’s clear and subtle. You can fix your dental issues without changing the appearance of your mouth. It’s also nice to be able to remove it while eating. Invisalign isn’t necessarily faster than braces, it depends on the severity of your adjustments, but it is more convenient to install and remove. Braces require an appointment to install them and an appointment to remove them. Invisalign just requires you to come in to adjust trays as you progress. Once the treatment is over you just need to wear a retainer at night, same as braces. Invisalign is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry appliances for good reason!
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Who Should Get It
Invisalign is made for people who don’t want the appearance of braces and who have a relatively mild issue. As we mentioned before, complex issues are much better handled by traditional braces.
Contact Parkcrest Dental for Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs
If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, come to Parkcrest Dental. We offer cosmetic dentistry services to consult you on the best treatment option for your unique situation. For more information, or to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment, contact Parkcrest Dental Group today.