​​How Does Invisalign Compare to Traditional Braces?

Brunette woman smiles while holding Invisalign aligners and a mouth model with braces

While modern traditional braces are no longer as bulky or clunky as in the past, many patients opt for Invisalign® clear aligners instead. Depending on your misalignment, both orthodontic treatments may be able to straighten your smile. Here are several benefits of clear aligners:

  1. Quick-Starting
  2. A consultation and intraoral scan is all you need to get started with Invisalign. The scan quickly takes accurate 3D digital impressions, which guides your treatment plan. When your first set of custom aligners is ready, all you need to do is slip them over your teeth.

  3. Easy Cleaning
  4. Invisalign aligners are removed for eating and drinking anything other than water. This makes for fewer food restrictions and less chance of trapped food. Additionally, brushing and flossing your teeth is easy!

  5. Comfortable & Clear
  6. Patients find these smooth aligners comfortable and non-irritating to their lips and cheeks. Their fit and clear appearance also make them less noticeable than braces, which are made of metal or ceramic. While some patients need button-like attachments to increase the straightening power of their aligners, they are tooth-colored and subtle.

Am I an Invisalign Candidate?

You may be drawn to clear aligner therapy because of its discreet appearance and comfortable treatment. Invisalign can correct a variety of mild to moderate alignment issues. If you have a severe overbite or underbite or extremely rotated teeth, braces may be a better treatment route for your situation. During a consultation, we can help you determine if you qualify for Invisalign.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation in Covington, GA

Invisalign and traditional braces have different pros and cons when it comes to maintenance, versatility, and comfort. Please get in touch with our team at Newton Drive Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you! Our office is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 AM to 5 PM; Thursdays from 8 AM to 3 PM; and Fridays by special appointment only.

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