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Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Rendon Orthodontics
Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?Invisalign and traditional braces are fundamental in fixing crooked or misaligned teeth. These dental tools apply pressure on your teeth and help them to move to a more desirable or natural position. When deciding which dental tool is right for you, ensure you analyze the following factors:

Removability and Hygiene

For Invisalign, you can comfortably remove them when eating or brushing your teeth. These make cleaning them and maintaining your oral hygiene relatively straightforward. Traditional braces are fixed appliances on your teeth and can only be removed by a dentist.

Number of Consultations Required

When you purchase Invisalign, you don't need to visit your dentist for fixes and adjustments regularly. You will be given a set of retainers you can comfortably change at home. However, with traditional braces, you must regularly visit the dental office for readjustment. If you want to make fewer trips to your orthodontist, ensure you opt for clear braces.

Dietary Restrictions

You can remove the clear braces when eating; this gives you the freedom to eat whichever food you want. With traditional braces, certain foods, such as sticky candies, must be avoided as they can damage the wires and brackets of your braces.


Cost is another primary consideration you must take into account. Traditional braces are affordable compared to Invisalign. However, it is always important to discuss the payment options with your dental specialist.

Your Dental Condition

Severe dental alignment issues need braces that apply more pressure on the teeth, and traditional braces offer the best results. For mild teeth alignment, Invisalign can work adequately. Ultimately, clear braces help to fix only moderate and mild problems. These braces can help to improve overcrowded or awkward spacing in your teeth. The tools can help rearrange your teeth and ensure a straight arch.

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