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Invisalign Compared with Traditional Braces

July 10, 2020
Posted By: Sinick Family Dental
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Many people dream of a straighter smile, but they do not want to spend months or even years wearing metal braces. Invisalign is considered by many dentists the clear or discreet alternative.

Invisalign in Medina, OH relies on a series of clear aligners to bring your smile in line over the treatment period. It can be exciting to watch your crooked teeth straighten week by week!

But how does Invisalign compare with traditional braces?

Weighing Orthodontic Options

Both braces and clear aligners correct the following:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

When comparing the options, most patients opt for comfort, convenience, and discretion, which makes Invisalign the clear favorite.

Braces are fixed and rely on tightening wires to guide your teeth into place. Every week or so, you come into the dental office for a tightening appointment—not too convenient if you have a busy lifestyle.

With Invisalign, you simply switch aligners approximately every two weeks and only visit your dentist periodically throughout treatment.

You cannot remove metal braces when brushing, flossing, or eating.

With Invisalign, you can take out your aligners to enjoy a favorite dinner and to brush and floss.

Braces are made of metal and wires and can scratch your gums or weigh down your smile.

Invisalign is made of clear, smooth plastic for ease of wear.

Braces are obvious. Invisalign is discreet.

The Benefits of a Straight Smile

Straight teeth and an aligned bite contribute to better oral health and reduce wear on your teeth. When your teeth are lined up straight, brushing and flossing are also more productive because there are fewer places for bacteria to hide or collect.

Schedule Your Consultation for Invisalign in Medina, OH

The road to straight teeth starts with a consultation and conversation in our dental office. Contact a member of our team today to learn whether Invisalign is right for you.

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