Orthodontics is a prominent branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of misaligned teeth. Orthodontic solutions are customized to match the needs of each individual and the severity of their malocclusion. When you're looking to have your crooked teeth straightened, you could be in two minds whether to choose dental braces or Invisalign. Here's a brief read that will help you make a more informed choice.
Braces are usually made from metal, such as stainless steel. Depending on the type of braces, they may also be combined with components made from dental-grade ceramic, transparent plastic, etc. Invisalign is fabricated from transparent dental-grade plastic that has shape memory. Both these orthodontic aligners are strong and durable.
Since dental braces are made from metallic materials, they can be spotted quite easily when smiling, talking, or laughing. This can lead to embarrassment when someone mocks you for the braces. You may consider clear braces as an alternative for conventional metal braces, which are made from tooth-colored ceramic or transparent plastic. Invisalign is aesthetically more pleasing as it is made from clear plastic material that does a great job of staying under disguise against the teeth. You can smile or talk without feeling conscious about the appearance of your teeth.
Dental braces are known to provide excellent results in terms of aligning misaligned teeth. They render excellent results while treating even the most complicated cases of malocclusion, making them one of the best orthodontic aligners available. Invisalign also provides great functionality but could be slightly less effective while treating complex cases. Also, the treatment duration with Invisalign could be slightly longer depending on the severity of the oral condition.
Dental braces contain metal components such as brackets and wires. They may sometimes cause bruises or cuts when they press against the soft inner lining of the mouth. This could be quite a common concern among sportspersons who have braces on. But, safety is not a concern with Invisalign. It is absolutely metal-free, and the walls of the aligner are smooth, devoid of any sharp edges or corners. Moreover, when you sustain any hard blows to the mouth, the impact would be distributed equally among the teeth by the walls of the aligners.
Dental braces are fixed to the teeth with the help of brackets that are bonded using dental adhesives. Wires run through these brackets, and when they are tightened or loosened, they apply pressure on the teeth in a controlled manner. Invisalign is a removable aligner that can be taken off and put back on by the patient without any hassle. This makes it more convenient for the patient while brushing the teeth, having food, cleaning the aligners, etc.
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