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Which Is Better? Braces Or Invisalign

Finding the optimal orthodontic treatment is key. To be able to get the kind of results that you are looking for, you want to weigh your options properly. Are you considering getting either braces or Invisalign? Below, we will be discussing some of the benefits of each.

Benefits Of Braces:

1. Less Costly.

Perhaps the greatest advantage that braces offer is the cost factor. Because braces have been around for a long time and the treatment has become so cost-efficient, it is clearly the cheaper option. Along with this, because the treatment doesn't utilize state of the art technology, it is much more affordable.

2. Versatility.

Another major benefit that comes along with braces would be the versatility of the treatment. Dental braces are capable of treating even some of the most complex issues involved with aligning the teeth properly. This gives braces the advantage when it comes to being versatile enough to help with a variety of dental alignment issues.

3. No Issues With Self-Motivation.

Because dental braces cannot be removed by the patient at any point, there are no treatment delays due to the patient's reluctance to go through the proper treatment steps. Traditional braces force you to wear the braces 24/7 which can keep unmotivated patients on course when they would otherwise be slacking.

Benefits Of Invisalign:

1. Invisible Treatment.

One of the major benefits associated with Invisalign aligners is the fact that they are designed to be virtually invisible. This makes it an ideal treatment for adults and those that might not necessarily want to have noticeable treatment. While traditional braces have come a long way at reducing their obvious appearance, they still fall way behind Invisalign in this regard.

2. Removable Aligners.

This is a benefit for those that are properly motivated to follow through with the 22-hour guidance and instructions. This can be a major benefit for those that adhere to the guidelines because removing the aligners allows you to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would with minimal obstruction. As a result, you should be able to continue to incorporate healthy dental hygiene practices in your dental care routine which can keep you away from issues with plaque formation and other issues that you might normally be at risk to when you are going through traditional braces treatment.

3. Comfort.

Another great benefit that Invisalign aligners offer patients is better overall comfort levels. Invisalign aligners are made up of a comfortable material and are much more easy on your gums and the inside of your mouth than traditional braces. Because of this, it will allow for increased day-to-day comfort and better protection while playing contact sports.

Overall, your choice should come down to several factors. Some people might not be suitable candidates for Invisalign. It does have its respective limitations when it comes to those that would benefit from its treatment. Invisalign can correct a lot of issues including minor bite misalignment, crooked teeth, gaped teeth, and more. However, some of the more major issues might be better suited for traditional braces. If you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, it is likely going to come down to the cost factor along with the treatment duration. Whereas, if you are not a suitable candidate, traditional braces might be your only viable option.

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