The Similarities and Differences Between Invisalign and Traditional Braces

Many desire straighter teeth but may be unaware of the options they have for achieving them. In this article, we will explore the top two most common choices for straightening teeth, as well as discuss the similarities and differences between them.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are made of metal wire and are placed over teeth for the purpose of pulling them in a desired direction. Wire braces are designed to stay in your mouth for an allotted amount of time and cannot be removed without the help of a professional.

Metal braces are best known for accuracy and precision when straightening crooked smiles, and are ideal for handling tough issues such as misshapen, tilted or gaped teeth.

Invisalign Molds

Invisalign Plano, on the other hand, are clear molds that are placed over teeth. They, unlike their metal counterparts, can be hard to detect. They can be taken in and out of the mouth making them ideal for special occasions, photo shoots and other situations. This option also allows for you to reach your teeth more effectively, making keeping up with oral hygiene a breeze.

Like traditional braces, the purpose of clear molds are to gently tug at your teeth to get them straight over a particular amount of time. It is important to note, however, that Invisalign aligners may not be suitable for severely gaped, tilted or misshapen teeth. Therefore, you should contact your local oral healthcare provider, as well as your insurance provider, to ensure that Invisalign in Plano is right for you.

If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign in Plano, please visit Lone Star Dental Care, or check us out online.

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