Invisalign or Braces?

In my opinion Invisalign is a much better choice than braces if you are a candidate. The newest version of Invisalign is capable of treating almost 90% of orthodontic cases so don’t be to worried about being a candidate. Invisalign is just as effective as braces and sometimes has been shown to actually work faster than braces. As far as being able to see it, almost no one will ever really know if it is in. People can be sitting 2 foot from you and know you are using Invisalign, but not be sure if the aligners are in or not. That means from 2 foot away it is still completely transparent!

Pros: It is clear – unnoticeable to the naked eye/no brace face pictures, comfortable – no cuts or bleeding, almost painless – it can be a little sore the first few hours after changing aligners, Not lifestyle altering – you can keep eating and living as you did before/ all you have to do is take the aligners out when eating, speed – may be quicker than braces, affordable – you can git it for as little as $3500(braces cost $6000 or more), less visits to the orthodontist – you only have to go ever 6 to 10 weeks.

Cons: Lisp – you may have a lisp for the first week as your tongue is trying to get used to it, attention – everyone when they find out you have it want to see it so you have to keep taking it in and out, removing in public – it is a bit awkward to remove in-fornt of people because your saliva always tries to come out with it.

Overall: It was a better choice for me because I didn’t want to be seen walking around with braces in my 20′s. In addition, all the pros out weighs the cons by a lot. Where if you were to do the same for braces the only pro is it straightens you teeth. Hope this helps and good luck through your orthodontic journey!

 

- an Invisalign patient

I Thought Braces Were Metal, Not Plastic!

Did you know a little piece of clear plastic can move crooked and spaced teeth, establish therapeutic occlusion, and gain functional aesthetics? I didn’t! Without being in the loop of dental technology, a piece of plastic is just a piece of plastic.

Let me introduce this little piece of plastic that preforms orthodontic treatment, its name is Invisalign. You may have heard of these clear/removable braces, but you probably have not heard of the huge benefits that Invisalign provides relevant to your overall oral health. Lets also not forget that you will of course end up with a prettier and straighter smile!

If you have good oral health then you probably go to you dental check ups every 6 months and have good at home care. Proper alignment is essential to successful at home care. Why? The less bacteria getting caught in between tight areas, the better periodontal prevention is at home!

I chose to started Invisalign recently and my teeth were “Okay?!” begin with. Today I put in my first aligner and could not be happier. The clarity and strength of the trays gives me so much confidence in its so called “Guaranteed Results.” I can feel my teeth moving already…can’t wait until it’s time to say hello to my perfect smile!