You’ve obviously heard of braces but not a lot of people have heard of Invisalign. If you aren’t aware of it, there are quite a bit of similarities between Invisalign and traditional braces it’s also true that metal braces are better than Invisalign in some circumstances and the reverse is the same. Invisalign is a great alternative when it comes to quite a few different dental problems.

If you don’t know, Invisalign is a dental procedure related to cosmetic dentistry that’s steadily replacing the use of traditional braces for straightening teeth. You can find our a little more about Invisalign at their website but I’ve quoted the general description of Invisalign for you below:

Invisalign is a series of removable, clear aligners that both orthodontists and dentists use to promote an invisible way of straightening teeth without using traditional braces.

Invisalign is only a viable solution to certain dental problems but not you have to make sure it’s right for your circumstance. Based on your individual problem, traditional braces may be the best choice. So what are some of the differences between traditional braces and the cosmetic dentistry procedure called the Invisalign system?

The differences between Invisalign and traditional braces.

  • You cannot eat certain foods with traditional braces
  • Traditional braces cannot be removed during eating
  • People can barely tell that you’re wearing Invisalign
  • There is no risk of Invisalign causing plaque build up on your teeth
  • Braces help with jaw alignment problems and over-biting
  • With Invisalign, you can eat, brush, floss and put Invisalign back in your mouth
  • Invisalign doesn’t pose the same type of danger when it comes to sports as braces do
  • Braces are used to treat more serious dental cases
  • In most case metal braces tend to give more discomfort than Invisalign

As you can see there are quite a few differences between Invisalign and metal braces. It shouldn’t be too hard for you to figure out which procedure is right for you but you need to contact Dr. Wych by requesting a dental appointment so he can examine and give you his professional opinion and advice.

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