Invisalign® and traditional, metal braces continue to be the most common orthodontic treatments, to date. If you want straighter teeth, it’s likely you’ve considered both options. Here, we will discuss how the experience for each treatment compares to the other at Straight A Orthodontics. Serving residents of Greensboro, NC and the greater Guilford County area, we offer these effective orthodontic treatments to surrounding communities.
First, let’s look at each orthodontic method. Braces use metal or ceramic brackets affixed to the teeth with wires which connect them. At regular appointments, the orthodontist will adjust the wire to continue to encourage the desired shifting of the teeth. Once the teeth are in the correct position and show stability, the brackets and wires are removed.
Invisalign® uses a series of custom-made, plastic aligners. These aligners mold to the teeth and are clear for maximum subtlety throughout treatment. Using controlled force, each aligner in your series will continue to encourage movement in the teeth until they are fully shifted into their desired position. These aligners are removable and should always be removed during dental hygiene practice and eating.
These two cosmetic dentistry procedures both aim to straighten teeth. Both Invisalign® and braces are effective at treating common instances of the following:
To best understand some of the key differences between the treatments, let’s look at various factors you may be considering and how each method stacks up:
We understand that the decision to improve your smile is a big one. Please come in for a complimentary initial exam to discuss whether you are a candidate for Invisalign® or braces. Our orthodontist, Dr. Amir Aminoshariae, will be happy to answer your questions or concerns about each procedure. If you live in Greensboro, NC, contact us today to schedule a compliment initial exam to learn more about braces versus Invisalign®.