Straighten Your Teeth: Metal Braces vs Invisalign

Should I get Invisalign or metal braces? Which option is the most effective? What the difference in cost? When it comes to teeth straightening these are some of the most common questions. Both Invisalign and traditional metal braces work towards giving you the same result – straight teeth and improved oral health. So, what makes them different?

​Metal Braces vs. Invisalign: What’s the difference?

The difference lies within the process of how each straightens your teeth. Determining which is better for you will depend on your needs, preferences and your dentist’s evaluation. You can contact a professional at Medical Arts Dentistry if you are considering braces as an option to improve your smile and get all you questions answered.

Metal braces: Metal brackets are bonded to the enamel of each tooth. Metal wires are placed in the brackets to move and shape your teeth over time. The wires can sometimes be made the same color as your enamel, so they’re less noticeable.

Invisalign: Invisalign uses aligner trays made of BPA-free plastic to subtly and gradually move your teeth. The trays are smooth and comfortable to wear. Rather than using a mold, Invisalign uses a 3-D image of your teeth to configure aligner trays with just the right fit.

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The decision for metal braces or Invisalign really comes down to the patient. Each patient’s needs are unique. If the appearance of metal braces has been holding you back from a straighter smile, Invisalign could be a great option.

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