Traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both popular orthodontic treatment methods. Here, our orthodontists in Burnaby, Langley, and North Delta discuss the benefits of each to help you choose the best treatment option for you.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign is a series of custom-made orthodontic clear aligners that could help straighten your teeth without using metal brackets or wires.
As part of your Invisalign treatment, you would have to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before changing to the next set in your series.
Because clear aligners are made from transparent plastic, they can straighten your teeth discreetly. Casual observers won't be able to notice you are wearing them.
Invisalign aligners can be removed, so you can take them out to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Therefore, you won't have to make any significant changes to your diet or at-home oral care routines.
Traditional braces can be made from metal or tooth-colored ceramic. As part of your treatment, your orthodontist will adjust your braces to help guide your teeth into their new, perscribed positions.
Braces are comprised of elastic bands, wires, and brackets. These elements work together to apply specifically calibrated forces to your teeth, to move them gradually over time.
Traditional braces are an effective orthodontic treatment option for both simple and complex misalignment and malocclusion cases.
Because of the recent improvements to their design, braces are much less obtrusive and a lot more comfortable than they used to be.