Invisalign versus Braces

Invisalign versus Braces

Treatment with Invisalign is a technology that is increasingly present in orthodontic clinics. That's because this procedure can offer exclusive advantages so that the patient can recover their smile in a short period of time with less invasive techniques. However, despite so many benefits, many patients still feel doubt about the efficiency of Invisalign and opt for the conventional method.


What is Invisalign treatment?


Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign consists of a set of removable clear aligners, capable of gradually correcting teeth alignment problems, which is also the function of traditional braces. Its great differential from traditional braces is the aesthetic effect it presents. After all, with it the patient uses a device free of brackets, wires and other metal elements. Currently this is one of the main reasons why people seek more information about this technology. The treatment can be initiated by the orthodontist, who will create a unique digital representation to describe the movement of your teeth. From there, Invisalign aligners will be designed to apply the necessary amount of pressure at the correct time and place. Follow-up is only done to verify that the aligners are fitting correctly and also to check if it's time to manufacture a new plate to continue the Invisalign treatment of the teeth.


Who is Invisalign suitable for?


As mentioned earlier, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign gradually straightens teeth. Because of this, it is indicated for patients who have problems with their dental arch, especially in the following cases:


* Excess spacing between teeth
* Crowded teeth
* Overbite
* Crossbite
* Prognathism (the bulging out of the lower jaw)


Due to their state-of-the-art technology, Invisalign aligners can be implanted in patients of any age. Therefore, it is recommended to visit the orthodontist so that they can make the correct assessment and identify the ideal treatment time for your orthodontic needs.


Why choose Invisalign treatment?


When opting for treatment with Invisalign, you would have access to a series of benefits over traditional braces and the main one is related to aesthetics. You see, these aligners are hardly noticeable on the teeth. This makes the patient use them without almost anyone noticing that he is undergoing dental treatment. But that is not all! Treatment with clear aligners is also very comfortable. As a result, the patient can eat, smile, brush their teeth and go about their normal routine without feeling any discomfort. In addition, as the aligners are removable, it is much more practical to clean and even remove them from the mouth to carry out any of the actions mentioned above. It is also noteworthy that the treatment period with Invisalign aligners is typically shorter than that of traditional braces. This is because they are designed according to the patient's dental arch and by advanced technology.


And traditional braces, what are they exactly?


Fixed orthodontic braces are the most traditional and popular method of aligning teeth. Unlike Invisalign aligners, its structure is made up of brackets, which are metal parts that have a channel through which the wire is passed to force the teeth to move. Currently, the technique has evolved and it is possible to find this structure in different versions of materials, such as ceramics, polycarbonate, porcelain, sapphire, among others. This promotes a smoother, more beautiful aesthetic look for patients who need dental correction. The implantation of the fixed appliance is carried out in the orthodontic clinic, after the patient has been evaluated.


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