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Braces or Invisalign? A Closer Look at Both
Do you want to know the differences between braces and Invisalign? Read what makes these orthodontic treatments unique.
Invisalign treatments continue to rise in popularity with patients thanks to their slick look and convenience. But it's not as if braces are a dying technique in the orthodontic world.
When looking at the big picture, it's imperative for future patients to know that both traditional braces and Invisalign achieve the same goal. They straighten teeth, improve esthetics, promote proper tooth function and correct any existing bite issues.
Those who choose Invisalign, however, enjoy these benefits without anyone really knowing that their teeth are being straightened. Patients wear clear, computer-generated trays that are unique to their mouth specifically. Orthodontists typically change out these trays every two weeks, but it depends on the patient and progression of the teeth movement.
Traditional dental braces look and work differently than their Invisalign counterpart. Braces consist of brackets and wiring that are pressed against the patient's teeth. Similar to Invisalign, those with braces must schedule regular appointments to have their braces tightened. These slight adjustments aid in the proper alignment and straightening of the teeth.
At first glance, Invisalign may seem like the easy choice for everyone. Many patients don't understand that orthodontists suggest Invisalign for the simplest of dental issues. For more complex tooth issues, therefore, braces may be the best route to take.
It makes more sense when you think about it. The wiring and brackets continuously work to align a patient's teeth, correct bite problems and create an attractive smile. Plus, traditional braces work more efficiently than Invisalign when it comes to fixing crooked or crowded teeth.
Your children may not be too thrilled when an orthodontist tells them that it would be best to move forward with braces. That said; the amount of children receiving orthodontic care is at an all-time high. This means that several of a child's friends probably have braces as well. Young patients also love to switch colors of their bands and braces at their appointments.
Remember that when orthodontists consult with your child, they aim to provide them with the best smile possible and in the quickest timeframe. This ensures happiness not just for the patient, but also makes the best use of your time and money spent on orthodontic care.
To learn more about BC Orthodontics Group, visit their website (http://www.vancouverorthodontics.com/
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Dr. Aly Kanani
Page Updated Last on: Aug 21, 2014