Will Invisalign® Aligners or Traditional Braces Work Best For Me?

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Invisalign aligners are a popular evolution in orthodontic care, but traditional metal braces can also work for many patients. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics in Wyomissing, PA we provide both of these treatment solutions for our patients.

You may be curious about which orthodontic option is right for you, as each works differently to achieve positive results.

Understanding Invisalign treatment

Invisalign treatment uses clear plastic aligners that snugly fit over your teeth to gently align and adjust them to the correct positions. You will receive customized aligners based on a three-dimensional scan of your mouth. You can add and remove the aligners over your teeth as necessary. There are no dietary restrictions associated with Invisalign treatment. To attain the best results, you will need to wear your aligners for most of the day.

Invisalign aligners are easier to wear and won’t irritate the inside of your mouth. Plus, others will hardly notice you are wearing them. You can also replace your aligners every few weeks as you progress through the treatment.

Here’s a look at traditional braces

While traditional braces usually entail metal wires and brackets that are more visible, modern technology has made them less bulky and noticeable. This conventional form of orthodontics may be more suitable for patients with jaw alignment issues, crowded or gapped teeth, under- or overbites, and protruding teeth.

Because of the wires and brackets, traditional braces are harder to maintain while brushing and flossing. You will also have to be mindful of your diet to ensure your wires won’t break apart or weaken, or risk things getting stuck in your braces. Any foods you do wish to consume will require special preparation to ensure they will not stick in your work and will be easy to clean out if necessary. During a consultation, we can explain these factors to ensure you have all of the information on how to care for your braces. Once the braces are removed, you will most likely have to wear a retainer to maintain your results.

What is the right choice for you?

We can analyze your smile at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics before planning an orthodontic solution that fits your needs. Invisalign treatment is suitable for minor corrective situations, including in cases where you need to correct overcrowding or gaps in your teeth. Traditional braces may be more suited for people who have multiple smile concerns, including problems with various teeth and issues with one’s bite.

Your discipline may also be a factor, as Invisalign treatment requires you wear the necessary aligners for most of the day. Braces may be ideal for people who need something that is always active and those who are unable to manage a suitable schedule for wearing Invisalign aligners.

Contact us today to learn about orthodontic options in Wyomissing, PA

If you are looking for orthodontists in Wyomissing, PA, you can trust the team at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics to help you and your family with all of your oral health care needs. We are happy to review your smile and identify a solution that will help correct and resolve any issues you may have with the appearance of your teeth. Visit us online to learn more and to schedule a visit.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.