Invisalign and Metal Braces

Posted by Legacy Dental Clinic Feb 09, 2023

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Invisalign Braces

Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that straighten your teeth over time without the need for metal wires or brackets. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time, meaning the aligners are very subtle and discreet. You can remove them whenever you want to eat a meal or brush your teeth. You can even pop them out while you’re at work or school during your treatment period!  Since the aligners are made of smooth plastic instead of sharp metal edges like traditional braces, they are much more comfortable than standard braces as well. And because they are clear and virtually invisible, you don’t have to worry about your appearance being affected either!

Metal Braces

These braces consist of metal brackets bonded to the front of the teeth with wires running between them that help to shift the teeth into proper position. Unlike clear aligners, they can’t be taken out. However, they are custom-made to fit your teeth, making them more comfortable than some other types of braces. Plus, they can be color-matched to blend in with your natural teeth. So, if you have concerns about the appearance of your smile before treatment begins, these may be a good option for you to consider. This type of orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from six to 30 months to complete.

Which Orthodontic Treatment is Right for You?

The choice between metal braces and Invisalign comes down to your personal preferences and needs. Dentists generally agree that Invisalign is a better choice for patients with mild to moderate misalignments. However, for more serious cases of misalignment, traditional metal braces may be the better option. To determine which type of orthodontic care will best suit your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Nguyen at Legacy Dental Clinic for a consultation! 

When it comes to deciding between each treatment option, patients often consider factors such as cost, length of treatment, comfort, and appearance. Metal braces are generally considered more affordable than their Invisalign counterparts, but the cost of both is likely to vary based on your geographic location and individual insurance plan. Traditional metal braces are also typically faster than Invisalign when it comes to correcting misalignment issues. Most patients with metal braces can expect to have straighter teeth within four to six months, while it can take several months to a year to see the results of treatment with Invisalign.

Call our office today at (825) 467-8888 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Nguyen! We are located at 4224 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton, AB. 

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