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Should I Consider Invisalign For My Family?

Posted on August 11, 2020

Have you ever been to the orthodontist and felt overwhelmed by the many different types of braces? It is important to know the difference between these products, especially the most common: Invisalign and traditional braces. There are many similarities and differences between these two types of braces, however, it is important to choose the correct type for either you or your loved one.

 

The Benefits Of Invisalign

 

Invisalign braces are a relatively new technology, offering patients the ability to have invisible braces, therefore, reducing the self-consciousness one feels in traditional braces. It is proven that 47% of teens who wore Invisalign showed a self esteem boost, compared to 22% of those with traditional braces. Furthermore, they are exponentially more comfortable, and easier to clean than traditional braces. Invisalign also makes it easier to care for your dental hygiene, as Invisalign is removable, and patients do not have to brush around the rubber bands and brackets, worried they might break something.

 

Perhaps one of the most beneficial reasons to choose Invisalign is that they are removed when eating, therefore, patients need not worry about food becoming stuck in them. Oftentimes, patients who choose Invisalign wear them for shorter amounts of time, however, this varies between patients.

 

When deciding on Invisalign braces, it is important to find a reputable Invisalign orthodontist. During your first appointment, an Invisalign orthodontist will take a detailed mold of your teeth, as Invisalign is specially crafted for the patient. An Invisalign orthodontist is specially trained to see patients who choose this route, and will provide support and checkups to ensure progress is being made. Of course, it is important that your Invisalign is kept clean in order to ensure good dental hygiene and ample progress.

 

Benefits Of Traditional Braces

 

Traditional metal braces are what pops into most peoples’ mind when they think of braces. Traditional metal braces are the tried and true way of fixing any oral issues, furthermore, they are more effective than Invisalign in repairing issues with molars, or other more serious issues.

 

There are various drawbacks however, for traditional braces, as they are clearly visible to others, and are more difficult to keep clean, as brushing is oftentimes a chore. There are various parts to traditional braces and, while every orthodontist is trained to install and maintain them, it is up to the patient to keep up with excellent oral hygiene to ensure treatment is the most effective.

 

Because there are various parts to braces such as wires, brackets, and rubber bands, it can be difficult to clean and maintain your teeth. When brushing or flossing, it is important to be careful as not to break any components. Some find it difficult to floss with braces, thus, a Waterpik is oftentimes recommended by the orthodontist. When eating, it can become difficult to prevent food from becoming stuck in your braces, furthermore, patients with traditional braces may not be able to eat certain foods, oftentimes chewy foods and chewing gum, as they can damage or loosen some components.

 

Whether you choose Invisalign or traditional braces for you or your loved one, it is important to research local orthodontic services to schedule a consultation to get the ball rolling. Braces are your gateway to straight teeth and improved self-confidence, that will prove beneficial for all future endeavors.