How does Invisalign compare to Traditional Metal Braces?
When it comes to Invisalign nothing else measures up.
If you’re considering options for a smile makeover, Invisalign has some clear advantages. See the comparisons below as to why Invisalign can be a much more desirable path to achieving a better smile over other teeth straightening options such as traditional metal braces. With this knowledge in hand, you may then see if Invisalign is right for you and your smile.
|Invisalign||Traditional Metal Braces|
|How does it work?||Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without braces, metal wires or brackets.||Metal braces uses wires and brackets to pressure your teeth into straighter alignment.|
|Nearly invisible||✓||No. Metal braces are usually noticeable.|
|Remove during treatment||✓||No. You cannot remove braces until treatment is completed.|
|Treatment doesn’t involve metal that can irritate teeth and gums.||✓||No. The metal wires and brackets used with braces can cause mouth irritation.|
|Allows you to brush and floss normally during treatment.||✓||No. Braces hinder the ability to reach the entire tooth/gum area when brushing and flossing.|
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