Is Invisalign (clear aligners) for me?

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. While many consider invisalign as an option because of its discreet appearance- unfortunately it is not suitable for everyone.

Invisalign is not suitable if:

  • You have rotated teeth
  • You have a deep bite
  • You have had teeth extracted

If invisalign is not for you- never fear, there are definitely other options. While most people would prefer invisalign over traditional braces, there are some benefits of this traditional method over invisalign including:

  • Braces are a faster process than invisalign
  • Clear braces are available so are still not as noticable in appearance
  • Patients have more choice with the foods they can eat

Invisalign relies on the diligence of the patient to constantly wear and maintain their invisalign as they are removable. Braces, however, are fixed to the teeth- therefore do not require as much diligence when it comes to taking care of them. Patients with traditional braces are able to brush and floss after every meal, and have more choices when it comes to eating different foods.

While both invisalign and braces are viable options if you are considering changing the appearance of your teeth- consulting your dentist is the best way to know which is better for you.

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