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Invisalign vs Braces

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Invisalign treatment is not the same as braces or other types of orthodontic devices. When it comes to considering “Invisalign vs Braces,” it’s important to understand one is not necessarily better than the other. There are a lot of differences between the two, yet they both serve similar functions. Orthodontists will typically suggest one of these two methods but for different reasons. Which one is right for you? Do you need Invisalign or braces? Speaking to an orthodontist can help you decide.

Invisalign And How It Works

Invisalign is a treatment option for malocclusions or bad bites. Custom, clear, plastic trays go over your teeth. These trays will gently move your teeth into the desired configuration a little at a time. After a brief time, a new set of aligners will go in to continue the process. The trays are clear and can go undetected. It’s also possible to remove them so you can eat and tend to your dental hygiene without encumbrance.

How Invisalign Differs From Braces

You can not remove braces, and you must exercise care when eating or cleaning your teeth. Many people don’t like braces because of the metal and wires. They would rather people not focus on the braces when in public. However, braces are sometimes necessary. This is especially true for younger people. There are also multiple options for braces to make them less visible, such as clear braces, which are not the same as Invisalign.

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To accommodate your busy schedule, Let’s Smile has three locations in the Northern Virginia metro area. We offer flexible hours and our wonderful staff can help you schedule an appointment today!




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