When talking about teeth straightening technology, there are typically two main choices today. That being Invisalign and traditional metal braces. Invisalign has become a very popular option today because of its low profile and near invisibility while being worn. Conversely, metal braces with brackets and wires still have an important role in modern dentistry. This is because there are many cases where a patient may not be a good candidate for Invisalign. In terms of cost, metal braces are less expensive but may involve more discomfort.
Self-Esteem or Self-Confidence
In addition, with metal braces, there is always the issue of abrasiveness on the inside of the cheeks and gums. Simply stated, metal braces can be painful at times. With Invisalign this is not the case. Another problem with metal braces is that they are very obvious and easy to see. Young adults and children with low self-esteem or self-confidence issues may have difficulty with metal braces. With Invisalign this is simply not a problem. Both technologies have their advantages and disadvantages. Talking with your dental care provider is the best way to know for sure which technology suits your needs the best.
Incredibly High Success Rate
With invisible braces technology, keep in mind that a constant change in aligner trays is necessary. Conversely, with metal braces it is also necessary to go periodically and have wires and brackets tightened as a way to slowly move teeth into proper positioning. Either way, both technologies require commitment, dedication and an investment to achieve the desired results of straighter looking teeth. Both systems enjoy an incredibly high success rate, as such it really comes down to which one you are able to afford, and which system will work best for you.
Brushing and Flossing Regularly is the Key
Contact an orthodontist in your local area to learn more about Invisalign and its benefits as compared to braces. At the end of the day, having straight beautiful teeth is easy and affordable with the right treatment and a fair amount of dedication. Finally, always remember to practice good oral hygiene at home by brushing and flossing regularly. This combined with dental exams twice each year and eating the right kinds of foods will help to keep your teeth looking beautiful and strong. Great-looking teeth not only increase self-esteem, but they also give you an edge in the world of business and in society in general. Contact your Walnut Creek Dentist, Dr. Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Dental Implant Solutions if you have any questions about invisalign and its benefits.