Invisalign vs. Conventional Braces

Many may remember braces from their childhood, but these are rarely fond memories. The first day was always the worst, going to school wondering what reception your new mouth full of metal would receive. While traditional braces are still widely used, braces technology has come a long way and there are now a number of aligners and braces that are both highly discreet and effective. One of the most notable of these new devices is Invisalign.

Invisalign is a revolutionary new device, which quickly and efficiently readjusts your teeth into a more pleasing shape, while remaining unnoticeable. The aligner is also removable, making it more flexible to allow for meetings, interviews and other important social events.

Every fortnight, a new set of aligners will be given to you and adjusted very slightly to match the changes that the previous aligner made. The constant change means that the teeth don’t have time to settle into one shape until your smile is completely straight and you are happy with the results.

Invisalign can be used to treat a number of dental issues such as overcrowding, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Noticeable results can be seen within as little as 1 to 1 and a half years.

When compared to traditional braces, which in some cases can be more expensive and slower, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to Invisalign. The need to visit the dentist every two weeks for new aligners is the only way the two braces are similar, as traditional braces also require regular trips to the dentist to have them adjusted to meet the shift in position of your teeth.

It is recommended that you seek the advice of a dentist before choosing the type of brace you want to go with, but unless the changes that need to be made are dramatic, chances are the best brace for you is Invisalign.