Many people are concerned about how traditional braces will affect their appearance, which is why many patients turn to clear braces or Invisalign to reduce the appearance of their orthodontics treatment. While clear braces and Invisalign are both great and effective orthodontic treatments, they are two different methods of straightening teeth.
Both options are less noticeable alternatives to traditional braces and help patients feel more confident throughout their orthodontic treatment. If you are looking for a more discreet type of orthodontic treatment, then this blog will be helpful to you as we will discuss the differences between clear braces and Invisalign.
Clear braces straighten teeth just like traditional metal braces; however, they are clear and much less visible. The materials used for clear braces are just like traditional braces, except the materials are clear and blend in with your teeth. Instead of the brackets being made out of metal, the brackets are made out of porcelain and they are tinted to match your teeth.
Clear braces are equipped to treat severe cases including, overbites, underbites, cross-bites, and more. If you are interested in learning more about clear braces and its benefits, contact us to learn more!
Invisalign aligners are a completely different method of straightening teeth compared to traditional braces, but highly effective. Invisalign consists of clear, plastic aligners that are placed over your teeth and are switched out every few weeks. Each time you get a new aligner, they move your teeth towards the correct position little by little.
Invisalign aligners are removable and must be removed each time you drink and eat, unless you drink water. After every time you eat, you must floss and brush your teeth thoroughly before putting your aligners back in. Invisalign must be worn for the majority of the day to ensure optimal results.
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible--hence the name--and are even less visible than clear braces because the aligners essentially are an exact replica of your teeth.
If you are considering a less visible orthodontic treatment, then Invisalign may be great for you. However, consult with your orthodontist to see if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign!
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