Traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both effective ways to straighten your smile, but that's where the similarities end. Here's what you won't get when you choose Invisalign to help straighten your teeth.
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to straighten teeth, but with Invisalign orthodontic treatment there are no brackets and wire to deal with. Invisalign's clear aligners gradually shift your teeth into their corrected positions using a series of removable clear plastic aligners. Both braces and Invisalign can give you a straighter smile, but if you choose Invisalign to straighten your smile here's what you WON'T get!
You won't feel self conscious.
Most of the time, other people won't even notice that you're undergoing orthodontic treatment! Invisalign aligners are custom made from very thin clear plastic and fit discreetly over your teeth.
Also, since the aligners are removable, you will be able to take them out for those moments when you don't want anyone to know you're straightening your smile.
You won't have to get adjustments.
When you turn to traditional metal braces to straighten your teeth you need to visit your dentist frequently for adjustment appointments.
With Invisalign no adjustment appointment are needed. Invisalign's clear aligners are created specifically to fit your teeth and mouth, so they don't require frequent adjustments. During your Invisalign treatment you will only need to do is visit your dentist every 4 - 6 weeks for brief checkups to monitor your progress.
You won't have to change your diet.
Invisalign's clear aligners are removable. That means you won't have to give up any of your favourite foods!
All you need to do is remove your aligners and store them in their case when it's time to eat. Your aligners will look and work much like whitening trays, and they're both easy to remove and put back in place when you need to.
You won't have to change your lifestyle.
Invisalign fits comfortably into the busy lives of teens and adults who want to straighten their smile.
The clear aligners make it easy to stay active in business, sports, music, and more while improving the function and appearance of their smile.