Which Is Better, Invisalign or Braces?

Although concealed behind the lips, teeth are an indispensable part of our mouths. They allow for good speaking, chewing, and are responsible for your beautiful smiles. Naturally, if they are not suitably aligned, you feel something important is missing in your life.

At Alencar Family Dentistry, we understand the vital role that orthodontics play in designing a healthy and beautiful smile. If you have crowded teeth, crooked teeth, an underbite, or an overbite, correcting these imperfections can extend the lifespan of natural teeth by helping them stay in good shape. Both braces and Invisalign are orthodontic measures to help correct these imperfections and give you a straight set of teeth.

When deciding between Invisalign and braces, you must evaluate your lifestyle to determine which solution will work best for you. 

Do Invisalign Aligners Work as Well as Braces?

Invisalign aligners are designed for mild to severe cases, including crooked teeth, overly crowded teeth, etc. Most people think that Invisalign is for minor corrections while braces are for major issues. This thinking is wrong. When you visit our Chesapeake, VA dental office, we could create a customized treatment plan that will help address whatever challenges you face. The key is to follow that plan faithfully and keep up with all of your scheduled appointments.

Which Is Better for Me, Invisalign or Braces?

Orthodontics treatments could take a year or two to show results. Even mild cases will require orthodontics for a year, with eighteen months being the average treatment time. This means that you have to be committed to the treatment plan and be assured that you can go through the lengthy orthodontics procedure. Fortunately, you have a lot of teeth straightening options.

Invisalign procedure has its benefits. It allows you to continue eating whatever you like. And you can always remove the aligners to brush and floss like you always have instead of spending extra time brushing your braces using special tools. 

Wearing clear aligners means that aligners will not adversely impact your appearance. You can enjoy the benefit of having your teeth straightened discreetly. As your teeth begin to move, your smile will appear more beautiful, giving you plenty of reasons to smile.

At Alencar Family Dentistry, we are confident in our ability to give you a complete smile makeover by using Invisalign aligners. We can also provide you with a projected outcome to give you an idea of how striking the transformation will be. We can then assist you in deciding what is better, Invisalign or braces.

To learn more or to arrange for orthodontic treatment, call (757) 546-0301 and schedule an appointment with our Alencar Family Dentistry dental office.


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