March 21st, 2016
Invisalign or braces?
Choosing to straighten your teeth can be a big decision and there are many things that you need to take into account, such as convenience, time commitment and appearance. The results of straighter teeth can be life changing, giving your teeth proper function, an ideal position and improving the look of your smile.
There are two treatment choices that you have when you choose to straighten your teeth - traditional metal braces or Invisalign.
Traditional braces consist of metal wires and brackets made from stainless steel or titanium. This type of teeth straightening system has been in place for hundreds of years, although they can still affect your speech and make you feel awkward in social situations.You can now get coloured metal braces, but the method still involves uncomfortable wires being fixed to your teeth.
There’s no doubting how effective traditional braces are at straightening teeth as they have been the go-to method for many people with teeth problems. However, there is now an alternative to inconvenient metal braces.
Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening system that uses computer-generated, 3D-printed clear aligners to move your teeth in the same way that braces do. The treatment consists of a series of aligners and each aligner is worn for two weeks before being changed for the next one.
Invisalign invisible braces are just as effective as traditional metal braces as both teeth straightening systems use pressure to make teeth move. Invisalign’s highly specialised and custom-made aligners allow pressure to be put on specific teeth during a certain point of the treatment, making them just as effective as traditional metal braces.
Alongside being just as effective as metal braces, there are more benefits of Invisalign too! Each aligner is 100% removable, allowing you to eat, drink, smoke and chew gum as normal! They’re also almost invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth subtly without there being any impact on your speech or confidence.
Choosing to straighten your teeth with Invisalign at a MiSmile Network dental practice is the best choice you’re going to make all year!
Find out more about Invisalign here.
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