If you have been advised by your dentist that your teeth ought to be straightened, how do you choose between traditional braces and the modern Invisalign system (under the MiSmile brand)? Here we set out the main pros and cons of each method to help you decide on either Invisalign or braces.
This is the traditional method of straightening teeth: metal brackets are glued to the teeth and joined by wires and rubber bands, which are gradually tightened over time.
This modern method of straightening teeth was born in response to patient requests for a discreet alternative to braces. An Invisalign retainer system uses BPA-free transparent plastic that is worn over your teeth a little bit like a sport gum shield (only more comfortable and far less bulky).
Cons of Invisalign
The removable and invisible nature of the Invisalign system makes it ideal for anyone who is conscious of their appearance. It also takes less time to be effective than traditional braces. The pros and cons above certainly balance in favour of Invisalign.
If you feel that Invisalign is best for you, you can make enquiries at any of the MiSmile dental practices, of which there are 30 in the UK. It is easy to find a MiSmile practice near you, just click here and enter your postcode.
One of the best things about the MiSmile brand in particular is that all 30 practices offer a wide range of finance options, to help make the system affordable – the cost can be as low as £67 per month.
MiSmile practices offer a free consultation so you have nothing to lose and can ask any questions about how an Invisalign system can help you.