It is never too late to straighten your teeth; today, with the technologies in orthodontic care, your Philadelphia orthodontists specialists, can provide a straighter smile, in less time, without the metal gear on your teeth. Invisalign is the clear solution to straightening your teeth today; it not only takes less time than traditional braces, it is ideal for adults in the work world, who do not want to flash a silver smile each time they open their mouth.
Similarities of braces & invisalign -
Although there are clear differences between metal braces and invisalign trays, there are also similarities between the two; some of these include:
- Both will straighten your teeth, close a gap, or fix problems with an over (under) bite.
- Both treat several conditions: spacing, crowding, crossbite, overbite, or an underbite.
- Both are rather pricey (can cost around $2,000 or higher, based on duration of treatment).
Apart from the cost, and the fact that both require some time to fix the problem, there are not many other similarities between the two methods for straightening your teeth. The main similarity, is the fact that you will see the desired end result with both - a straight, white smile.
Why is invisalign preferred to braces (better choice) -
For adults, in the past, metal braces, or lingual braces, were the only choice; today, with invisalign trays, this is not the case. The main benefit for adults, is the fact that you are wearing a clear tray over your teeth; no one has to know you are wearing braces, other than you. Another reason they are a better choice for adults, is they do not require as much time for certain problems; where braces might require 1 to 2 years, most treatments with invisalign can be reduced by a few months time.
Invisalign also eliminates food restrictions; you can eat and drink anything you want. Since you take the trays out to eat, there is no need to avoid popcorn, or some foods you love, like hard candies; with braces, you have to cut these out. Oral hygiene and care are also much easier; you simply remove the trays to brush, and eat; braces are not removable, meaning food gets stuck in brackets, and is much harder to maintain and clean.
Invisalign also works with far less pain. You will notice a level of pain with new trays, as they are tightening the teeth; but, unlike braces, this only lasts a few hours (maybe one day), not up to one week like braces. Also, without the metal wear, there is no irritation to the gums, cheeks, or tongue; with braces, there is.
Of course the main reason people choose invisalign over braces, is the fact that they are clear and comfortable. But, there are several other benefits, as indicated above. If you want to straighten your teeth, but don't want to wear the large silver bracket braces, you no longer have to. Your local orthodontists can fit you for invisalign, discuss the plan, treatment options, and duration, so you can straighten your teeth with clear trays, and in less time.