Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

Want to improve your smile alignment?  Invisalign is a great way to cosmetically align your teeth!  If you’re not sure if Invisalign is the right choice for you, we encourage you to learn more about how Invisalign differs from other orthodontic options like traditional metal or clear braces. Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces. Appearance – Traditional braces are comprised of metallic colored brackets attached to each individual tooth.  Similarly, clear braces use the bracket structure, but are designed to match the color of your teeth.  Invisalign aligners differ in that they are pretty much clear braces designed to look invisible on the surface of your teeth.  There are no brackets involved, only a clear tray that fits over your Flexibility – Invisalign aligners can be removed during meals and for cleaning.  On the other hand, traditional adult braces are permanently in place during your treatment. Habits – With traditional braces, patients need to alter their eating and oral health care habits for their new braces.  Since Invisalign is removable, there is no need to alter your habits. Alignment – Invisalign is used to cosmetically improve tooth alignment.  Traditional braces are often a better choice for patients with severe bite and misalignment issues. Visit our website to learn more about Invisalign aligners.  You can also call 516-482-2215 and schedule an appointment at https://civinsmiles.com/ CivinSmiles.com to visit Stewart Brody, DDS to determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic solution or your alignment needs.