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Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces
Hobe Sound, FL

Close up of young woman holding clear aligner and braces demo from DiMeo Family Dental, in Hobe Sound, FloridaIf you are looking to straighten your teeth, you must have come across two orthodontic treatment options - Invisalign and traditional braces. At DiMeo Family Dental, Dr.DiMeo uses advanced technology for restorative and cosmetic surgery to restore your smile.

Individuals are often confused between the two options and don’t know which one to choose. We have weighed the pros and cons of clear aligners and traditional braces to help you make the right decision according to your specific situation.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners that correct misaligned teeth. They are made from medical-grade material and customized for each patient using a 3D scan of their mouth. These custom-made, clear aligners apply pressure to the teeth and gradually guide them to the correct position.

Pros of Invisalign

•  Since the aligners are clear, Invisalign is nearly invisible.

•  Invisalign is removable; thus, individuals can take it out when eating, drinking, and even brushing or flossing their teeth. These aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours daily for best results; hence, taking them out for small tasks won’t affect your progress.

•  Comfort is a crucial feature of clear aligners. They are made from multilayer polyurethane plastic resin, custom-made according to your teeth. It is safe to use and wear, and is exceptionally comfortable.

•  Invisalign requires fewer orthodontist visits. All preparations are done in the laboratory after the 3D scan is completed. After that, visits are required every four to six weeks only.

Cons of Invisalign

•  Aligners can be comfortable and removable, but they are not convenient if you have to take them out to eat and drink. It can be a hassle, especially if you are in public.

•  Invisalign needs to be worn daily for 20 to 22 hours, it can be tempting not to follow this rule because Invisalign aligners are so easy to remove. This will lengthen the treatment process.

•  Depending on the condition of your teeth and the number of trays required, the cost of Invisalign treatments can vary. It is generally more costly than traditional braces.

What Are Traditional Braces?

Braces have been the traditional treatment method used by orthodontists for crooked teeth. They are usually made of a metal wire that safely shifts your teeth to the desired position by using brackets attached to each tooth. Braces are also available in different types, such as ceramic and lingual.

Pros of Traditional Braces

•  Traditional braces have more force than Invisalign and thus provide faster and better results. It is the preferred option for severe dental conditions and crowding.

•  Traditional braces are less expensive than clear aligners.

Cons of Traditional Braces

•  The appearance of traditional braces is not as attractive as clear aligners.

•  Some individuals need to change their diet accordingly as sticky and chewy foods get stuck in the metal wire and are difficult to remove.

•  Braces require frequent orthodontist visits.

Both are effective treatment options, and the choice depends on your preferences.

Contact Us for a Consultation Today

To schedule an appointment at DiMeo Family Dental for straightening your teeth, call us at (772) 266-0962 today.
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Patients may be confused on whether to choose Invisalign or braces. Our professional dentists have weighed the pros and cons to help you make the right decision!
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