Do Dentists Recommend Braces or Invisalign?

When it comes to orthodontic treatments, there are a few options available. Braces and Invisalign are two of the most popular treatments for correcting misaligned teeth. But which one is right for you? It depends on your specific situation. An experienced and ethical orthodontist will be able to advise you on the best treatment option for your needs.

Braces and Invisalign are both approved by the FDA as orthodontic treatments for malocclusion and other dental problems. Both are effective in correcting mild to moderate cases of crooked, crowded, protruding, and misaligned teeth. Traditional braces can stick out and irritate your gums, while Invisalign trays fit snugly to the teeth for a discreet look. It can take a while to get used to wearing invisible aligners, so you might talk with a lisp for the first few days.

However, most patients adapt quickly and appreciate that Invisalign is ultimately less bulky than metal braces.The good thing about orthodontic dental treatments that use braces or Invisalign is that they do more than just straighten your teeth. They are also useful for correcting bite problems, which often require special diagnosis and treatment. Transparent removable aligners, such as Invisalign, were created more recently to address some of the issues associated with traditional braces.Removing impacted teeth, for example, or aligning the upper teeth, can be difficult to do with Invisalign treatment alone and may require complementary treatment with braces. While the button-shaped accessories are similar to the color of your teeth, they may look like you're wearing transparent braces instead of aligners.In terms of cost, both braces and clear aligners, such as Invisalign, have similar out-of-pocket costs.

Some insurance plans may partially cover them. While Invisalign aligners may not have enough grip to remove teeth that have grown in the wrong place, the tension placed on the braces when the braces are pulled on the braces is extremely effective in moving those teeth.Invisalign is usually more comfortable than braces, and having Invisalign requires fewer visits to the orthodontist. Be sure to find an orthodontist with experience in Invisalign, in an orthodontic office, not a general dentist. The subtle look of Invisalign aligners makes them an attractive option for older teens, as well as adults of all ages who don't want the look of braces.While braces can prick, pinch, or push against the lips or gums, Invisalign aligners fit snugly to the teeth, with nothing getting stuck or causing discomfort.

Composed mainly of colored metal or resin brackets, orthodontic appliances are placed on the face of the teeth.Another disadvantage of orthodontic appliances is the possible discomfort, especially at the beginning of treatment when the teeth are sensitive to the pressure of the brackets.At NorthPointe Family Dental, Dr. Yun DDS and his team are always happy to increase their patients' self-esteem through Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry services. It's perfectly acceptable to visit several different offices to compare prices and see if your condition can be treated with braces or Invisalign treatment.

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