When you hear the word “braces,” you may conjure up images of those thick metal braces, which people can see from far away! However, the market for braces has advanced considerably in recent times, and there are now more options available than ever before. One such option is Invisalign. But, which one is right for you?

Invisalign braces

There are a number of benefits associated with Invisalign that make it such a popular choice! One of the main reasons why people go down this route is because the braces are virtually invisible, and so people feel less self-conscious when wearing them. 

However, the benefits do extend a lot further than this. You can also take your aligners out to eat when wearing Invisalign braces. You need to wear them for around 20 to 22 hours per day, so that gives you plenty of time to take your Invisalign braces out whenever enjoying some food! Plus, you can also remove them when brushing or flossing your teeth, which as you can imagine, makes life a lot more straightforward!

Plus, most people find that they do not need to go to the dentist as much. The reason for this is that most of the work is done before you put the aligners on. Your dentist will do a 3D scan of your teeth to make the custom retainers in the lab. This means you won’t need to have lots of follow up visits for adjustments. People have also remarked that they find Invisalign a lot more comfortable to wear. 

Conventional braces 

If you decide to go down the Invisalign route, some of the responsibility will fall on your shoulders. You need to be disciplined and make sure that you wear your retainers for around 22 hours per day. If you don’t, you are not going to get the results you hope for. However, conventional braces treatment time can also be longer than Invisalign in a lot of situations, it also requires more in office visits/adjustments. In addition and contrary to popular belief, conventional braces are not always more “cost effective” in our office, they’re actually sometimes more!

Braces also tend to be better suited when there are a number of facial and dental cases that need to be corrected. For more complex cases, your dentist will typically advise that you have traditional braces put in place. 

Contact Sage Dental today!

To make sure that you end up with the right aligners for your teeth and your end goals, the best thing to do is get in touch with Sage Dental today. We will be able to assess your teeth to determine the best approach for you so that you can smile with confidence again. 

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