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A Clear Look at the Invisalign Pros and Cons

Having trouble determining which kind of braces would suit you the best? Here, we’re listing a few of the advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign®, invisible aligners, and conventional braces to help take the confusion out of your search for the right route to a straighter, stronger, more radiant smile.

Advantages of Traditional Braces:
This style of braces has been around for a long time, and for good reason – they’re highly effective at correcting even the most severe of malocclusion cases, or teeth alignment conditions.

Often, the traditional metal braces that so many people struggle to come to terms with wearing actually correct issues faster than Invisalign and other alternatives. So, you’d a have a shorter path to obtaining that symmetrical smile you’re after.

Conventional braces are fixed to the teeth and aren’t removable like Invisalign trays. So traditional braces are continually working, 24 hours every day, thus, providing a better result timewise.

Advantages of Invisalign:
One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is hard to see, and that’s by design. Because they’re clear, they’re much more discrete than conventional braces and people who wear them feel more confident flashing their smiles.

Disadvantages of Traditional Braces:
Conventional braces are fixed to the front of the teeth and can’t be removed on the fly as is the case with invisible aligners. With Invisalign, you can pop out your aligners before meals, before closeup pics and you can, and should, take them out to rinse them after consuming beverages other than water.

Disadvantages of Invisalign:
While traditional braces correct teeth faster, due to them not being removed for eating and drinking, the flip side of that coin presents one of the main disadvantages of invisible aligners. You might have to wear them longer than you would if you had gone with traditional braces. But the comfort, ease of use and discrete nature of Invisalign makes it easier for many people to avoid traditional braces and opt for invisible aligners.

The Takeaway
While traditional and invisible braces offer clear pros and cons, ultimately you must consult with an orthodontist to find out which approach is best for you.
Get your answer. Schedule a consultation with National Dental today to learn more about the Invisalign pros and cons and to get more information about your options.

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