invisalign vs braces

The Benefits of Invisalign vs Braces

PGA Smiles Cosmetic Denistry

invisalign vs bracesPalm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that has transformed the dental industry. Not only does Invisalign place more responsibility and freedom on the patient, but the aligners are moveable, allowing patients to eat what they like, requires no restricted diet, and getting straight teeth doesn’t have to take years as with traditional orthodontics.

So, what are all the benefits of choosing Invisalign instead of traditional fixed braces?

  • Oral Health ­– Since the aligners are removable, you can easily clean your teeth as usual, without the hassle of cleaning around and between brackets and wires. Being able to keep your teeth thoroughly brushed and flossed decreases your chance of developing cavities or gum disease.
  • Aesthetics – Since the plastic aligners are clear, they are practically invisible and not noticeable to others. You can get straight teeth without all the metal that is involved with traditional braces. Plus, you won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces since you can remove the aligners when you eat.
  • Time – Invisalign allows you to get straight teeth in as little as 6 months! Each patient’s needs are different, however, some patients may need to wear their aligners a bit longer. It is still a fair trade off though since traditional braces take upwards of 2-3 years or more to straighten teeth.

How it works

With Invisalign, you get custom-made clear aligners that you wear for several weeks. The aligners are crafted by using X-ray images and impressions of your mouth. Every few weeks you trade in your aligners for a new set. Each set applies a specific amount of pressure to your teeth, just like traditional braces, slowly straightening them until desired results are achieved.

The difference? You get straighter teeth without others even noticing your orthodontics, and in less time than traditional braces!

Getting straight teeth has never been so easy and convenient! Keep in mind that Invisalign may not be the right orthodontic choice for every patient. To determine if Invisalign is right for you, schedule a consultation with us at PGA Smiles by calling (561) 627-7090.

PGA Smiles is here to serve patients in the areas of Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.