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    Is Invisalign Better Than Traditional Braces?


    Choosing between Invisalign or traditional braces has a lot to do with where you are in your life. With the invisibility of Invisalign, a person would want this type of braces when they have reached adulthood, or if they are in a line of work that involves frequent “face time”.

    Braces and Invisalign both work to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth. They will straighten the teeth, and put them into proper alignment, improving their function and the health of the individual. Braces will also correct bite issues that can be corrected with this type of treatment. Invisalign is clear plastic trays, created to gradually correct the teeth over a period of eighteen months to two years. Traditional braces use metal wires and metal brackets on the teeth to straighten them.

    Invisalign is a better tool for simple, less comInvisalign hammond dentistplicated adjustments. The trays are computer-generated, which should be worn for 24-hours a day, for best results. Changes should be made every two weeks, moving through the trays until treatment is completed. There are specific trays in the plan that can last for six months to a year, but a retention tray will be needed to prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position. Invisalign trays do not affect your speech, and allow you to still socialize comfortably in situations that require frequent smiling and speaking.

    Traditional braces are best for more complicated dental issues. These are used to make minute changes to the structure of the teeth gradually. Again, these do require brackets on your teeth, and the maintaining dental hygiene is imperative. You will need to keep your bi-annual cleanings and follow the instructions for flossing and brushing to prevent tooth decay occurring under the wires and around the edges of the brackets.

    Traditional braces are not typically as aesthetically pleasing as Invisalign trays. Remember the kids you went to school with that had the nickname “metal mouth”? This was because that’s what the braces made their mouths look like they were filled with metal. And, typically that’s what it is. The plastic brackets used occasionally in traditional braces are much better. Certain foods, especially those with red dye, and teas and coffees, tend to stain the plastic brackets, discoloring the mouth and showing everyone that sees your smile exactly what you’ve had to eat or drink.

    There are many reasons you will want to choose Invisalign over traditional braces. However, if you have a complex case of dental issues, the Invisalign may not work for you. More complex cases of dental issues require the traditional braces, despite your preference. Traditional braces tend to be more effective as the brackets are not removable and the treatment is working on your teeth no matter what the social situation. Closing gaps and aligning the teeth also occur faster, though you will still have to wear a retention piece to ensure that your teeth do not move again after the braces are removed. The retention piece is required for a prescribed amount of time, that your dentist will describe to you at the end of your treatment.

    The decision between Invisalign and traditional braces comes to a preference for you, as well as the recommended treatment from your dentist. This is a decision you should discuss with your dentist in detail, as he may have seen something that Invisalign will not be able to handle. You are investing a good deal of money into your dental realignment, so you want to make sure that you get the best treatment and do not need additional treatment later. Talk to your dentist today about the choice that would work best for you and your dental issues.


Advanced Dental Concept Google Reviews

Advanced Dental Concepts
Reviewed from Google

4.9 out of 5 stars

Gracie Franklin
Gracie Franklin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I was looking for a dentist near me and my sister recommended Advanced Dental Concept! My whole experience was good. I was treated nicely the moment I walked in. The place was welcoming and the staff was friendly. I had my check up there and will come back for my teeth whitening treatment!

Catherine Pearson
Catherine Pearson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I found the right orthodontist for me here in Hammond, LA here at this dental facility. When it comes to oral health, I really want the best and I really did search the city for the best ortho for me. When I got here, I am so happy and relieved that I finally found the one for me. She was very attentive and she made me feel very comfortable. The treatment is also very effective and now I have straight,white teeth!

Tayler Evans
Tayler Evans

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

THE DENTISTS AND STAFF ARE AMAZING! I haven't been to the dentist in 10+ years because my last visit was so traumatizing. Recently my tooth broke and another was fractured due to me constantly grinding them in my sleep. I couldn't have wished for better service. They were so nice and kind to me. The dentist kept me informed of everything that was going on while she was doing it. The office was really clean and comfortable. I even got a call a few days later to see how I was doing and was informed that I could come in for a follow up appointment to check the healing process free of charge! I would definitely recommend them and will be going back on a regular basis. Extremely satisfied customer....Donna Evans

Jacklyn Myers
Jacklyn Myers

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I was advised to see an orthodontist to correct my bite. I am glad I saw your website and read some of the reviews. By reading those customers testimonials, I decided to go visit your dentist and I am not disappointed by the service you have given me. Added factors are the place is clean and well maintained.

Johnny Stoddard
Johnny Stoddard

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 hours ago

Very pleasant visit... No wait time at all, they saw me right when my scheduled appointment was, and I was in and out of the office for a cleaning in less than a half hour total. Very professional!


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