3rd May 2021

Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces

For some adults, the idea of getting braces can be quite an embarrassing reality to face. Which means choosing what type of braces to get can be of paramount importance to ensure this embarrassment is kept as minimal as important. For most, this choice lies between either Invisalign or traditional fixed braces.
Therefore, here are some of the considerations you need to make when it comes to choosing between Invisalign and traditional braces.

“Invisible” Braces

As one of the biggest selling points of the brand, Invisalign is known as the ‘invisible’ brace. They have earned this moniker because when wearing these braces they are almost undetectable in day to day life. For most adults, this sleek and discreet solution is one of the factors which makes this treatment so attractive.

Fixed Braces VS. Removable Clear Aligners

When it comes to Invisalign vs. traditional braces, one of the defining factors is the ability to remove them. For Invisalign users, the patient is able to remove the aligners whenever they eat. Whereas traditional braces are bonded brackets which are fixed on every tooth and connected via a flexible wire, which is then adjusted at every subsequent appointment. These consistent adjustments then leads to straighter teeth at the end of the treatment.

If being able to remove a brace is important to you, then Invisalign is the clear and obvious choice. Having the ability to remove the aligners also makes routine cleaning like brushing and flossing much easier, which is important to maintain during any orthodontic treatment.

Length of Treatment

One of the biggest considerations to make when it comes to braces is the length of treatment. A long treatment is often not ideal, as it can put some people off from the treatment entirely. On average, all treatment types can have a varied length depending on your individual case. Anywhere between 6 and 18 months is typical for both Invisalign and traditional braces.

For that reason, you will need to seek an individual consultation to determine your potential treatment length for either choice. That way you will be able to make an informed decision which is tailored to your needs.

Cost

Typically, the cost of a treatment can be one of the factors which drives the choice of orthodontic treatment. And the cost can differ depending on the severity of your case. For example, you may be able to choose from either Invisalign Lite or i7 – which are both typically shorter treatment lengths. These are ideal when only minor alignment issues need to be addressed. With shorter treatment times, the cost is also reduced.

If you are struggling with the choice between Invisalign and traditional braces, then book a consultation today. Our expert team of orthodontists can help make the choice become clear with a treatment plan that is suited to your case needs. Contact our friendly reception team on 01925 756565 to find out more.

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