October 26, 2016

In today’s world, there are several options to fix crooked or misaligned teeth. Whether your bite is giving you problems or you just want a better looking smile, you have choices. Traditional braces are always a viable option to give you the smile you want, but Invisalign® is becoming a newer, popular option for fixing teeth.

When you want to straighten your teeth, your goal is to get the best, most effective deal for your money. Consider some of the benefits of Invisalign® versus traditional braces when it comes time to make your decision.

Virtually Invisible

Traditional braces have metal brackets that are glued to the teeth, tied together by tiny rubber bands and wires. While brackets are available that closely match the natural color of your teeth, it is still difficult to hide braces.

Invisalign®, on the other hand, is virtually invisible. The teeth are straightened with trays or aligners that are replaced every two weeks. As the aligners change, the teeth gradually shift and end up where you want them. The trays are clear and are barely noticeable from a distance.

Remove Your Braces

Anyone who has had braces knows that what you eat can lead to embarrassing situations if you aren’t careful. While food may get stuck in traditional braces and you are limited in what you can eat, the opposite is true for Invisalign®.

Aligners or trays are taken out when you eat, allowing you to eat whatever you want with your natural teeth. Just brush and floss before you put your trays back in and you avoid embarrassing surprises that are common with braces.

Is It Right for You?

While Invisalign® is a popular way to straighten teeth, it may not work for everyone. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign® is to schedule an appointment with one of the doctors at Waterside Dental in Bradenton. We are happy to discuss your options when you contact us for a consultation.



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