Invisalign v Braces – What’s the difference?
What’s the difference?
Many people ask us what the differences are between braces and Invisalign as they aim to achieve the same goal of straighter teeth and a more even smile. Although similarities are definitely shared, we thought we’d take you through some of the main differences between the two.
Braces fix more complex problems
Traditional metal braces do more than just straighten out teeth. They are able to address problems that go beyond simply the aesthetic like misshapen teeth and overcrowding as well as straightening out the teeth. Issues with back teeth demand more attention and may not be treatable with Invisalign.
Braces are harder to clean
Braces can be a challenge to clean as the brackets can be obstructing to toothbrushes and dental floss. Whilst they are working hard to straighten your teeth out, some patients find that the metal can be uncomfortable and a trap for food particles. The easy thing about invisalign is that they come right off for a full access clean with no barriers.
Invisalign is discreet
Above all, the most obvious benefit of Invisalign is its powers of discretion. Perfect for highly visible career positions, media personalities or more self-conscious individuals, Invisalign manages to correct and straighten the teeth whilst remaining virtually invisible.
Invisalign is perfect if straightening is all you’re looking for
If your dental health is in generally good shape and all you’re looking for is a more pleasing smile, then Invisalign is perfect for you. Often dubbed, the invisible braces for adults, it’s definitely our choice for patients who are in the market for cosmetic dentistry procedures