Are you worried about crooked or crowded teeth? Are you wondering what would be the best method is to fix them?
You’ve heard there are at least two choices; Invisalign or traditional braces. You might first wonder, what even is Invisalign? They are also called “clear aligners”. Invisalign was invented in 1997 by two Harvard students; Zia Christi
Kelsey Wirth. These two brilliant people invented and founded the Align Technology®. Most people know what braces are. Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces. In 1728, French dentist Pierre Fauchard, who is often credited with inventing modern orthodontics, published a book entitled "The Surgeon Dentist" on methods of straightening teeth. Modern braces come with different variations of materials like metal (traditional braces), ceramic braces, lingual braces, and self-ligating braces. Invisalign is also classified as a brace, though it may not look like your traditional one.
Invisalign is an innovative class of braces but it is not a perfect tool. Though it is a high-tech tool for fixing your smile it still has its drawbacks. For example: it turns yellow when you casually smoke or drink soda, it is often more expensive than traditional braces, and you must remember to put them in and remove them while eating.
Traditional braces are the “go to” for many dentists especially for teenagers and children. Same as Invisalign, traditional braces are not perfect either. There are issues with eating; especially crunchy and sticky foods, wires tend to loosen, it usually takes 1 - 3 years depending on the patient’s case. These are just some examples of the cons of having traditional braces.
Whichever method you choose, don’t hesitate to gain the confidence and healthier life that a beautiful, straight smile can bring. We would love to help you achieve this.