Braces vs Invisalign: Invisible or traditional orthodontics?
Since the arrival of Invisalign or invisible orthodontics, a debate has been created between whether it is better traditional orthodontics or braces or this new invisible trend. At Baldrich Dental Clinic we are experts in both orthodontics with braces in Viladecans and Invisalign treatments. In this post we will explain what both types of orthodontics consist of, how they are similar and their main differences.
What are braces and what is Invisalign?
Brackets are fixed appliances made up of pieces that are attached to the tooth by a ring or ligature and are glued to the front of the teeth. They are usually made of metal or a metal alloy. They are usually gray in color, but there are white brackets that are less visible and therefore more esthetic.
While Invisalign is an invisible orthodontic, consisting of a transparent splint or aligner that is placed on the entire dentition and is changed every month, as it adapts to the shape of the teeth and these are changing. Learn more about Invisalign in this post.
Main differences between Brackets and Invisalign
Both orthodontics have a common goal: to correct teeth that are not aligned and improve the bite. Not only for aesthetics, but also to improve oral health. However, their differences are diverse and important. Let’s get to know the main ones:
- Aesthetics: this is the main difference for users. Invisaling is totally transparent and is not visible to the naked eye. This reason has led many people, reluctant to wear braces, to undergo this type of treatment to improve their smile and bite, both for aesthetic and health reasons. Thus, Invisalign has become a trend.
- Comfort: Another advantage of invisible orthodontics is that it is more comfortable than braces. Invisalign can be removed to eat and brush your teeth, and you suffer less discomfort and avoid the appearance of sores caused by rubbing the brackets.
- Cleaning: There are also differences when it comes to cleaning. As we have just mentioned, Invisalign can be removed to brush your teeth, while brackets cannot, although they can also be brushed. The Invisalign aligner must be brushed separately and with brackets it is advisable to use dental floss for a deeper and optimal cleaning.
- Communication with the patient: in both treatments a photographic study and X-rays will be taken beforehand and the patient will be offered a vision of the final result. But with Invisalign the estimate is much more correct and you can see step by step how the teeth will be modified and the final result in a much more adjusted and real way.
Invisalign or Braces in Viladecans
If you want to get braces or Invisalign in Viladecans and other locations such as Castelldefels, Sant Boi or Gavà, come and meet us. The first appointment is free and you will leave with your diagnosis and budget without obligation. You can call us at 93 658 46 81 or write us a WhatsApp message at 620 63 83 86. Your trusted dental clinic in Viladecans!