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It should come as no surprise that technology has advanced like crazy over the last few decades. For orthodontists, this means better options for getting you that picture-perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. Yay!
Now while newer options like Invisalign offer some obvious advantages over traditional braces (hint: they’re practically invisible!), how do you know which is better for you?
Many people seeking orthodontic treatment are presented with this same “Invisalign vs. Braces” question. Fortunately, there are a few major differences between these two types of braces that will make it easier to determine what’s most important to you.
It’s important to note, the only way to truly know if Invisalign or braces are better to treat your specific condition is with an orthodontic evaluation. Click here to request a free consultation with Dr. McIntosh in the Orlando area today.
Traditional braces offer an array of benefits that may be useful for people looking to treat more severe orthodontic issues — but they also come with a number of downfalls that should be considered. Take a look at our lists below that break down the pros and cons of opting for braces over Invisalign.
The Invisalign System uses a series of clear “aligners” that are worn like a retainer for about 2 weeks at a time. These aligners are created with 3D computer simulation that maps out a treatment plan to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. Invisalign is available to teens (Invisalign Teen) and adults with certain orthodontic problems. The following lists describe the pros and cons of using Invisalign over traditional braces.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to orthodontics, and the same is certainly true about the type of treatment used to get you an award-winning smile. The only way to know whether Invisalign or braces are the right option for you is through an evaluation with a trained orthodontist.
Now that you know the basics of what sets braces apart from Invisalign, it’s time to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options with a professional. Click here to request a complimentary orthodontic consultation with Dr. McIntosh in our Winter Park or Maitland office today!