Avondale Dental Centre

How are Invisalign and traditional braces different?

In our dental clinic, we offer many types of orthodontics, but one of the questions we hear most is how Invisalign compares with traditional braces.

Traditional braces rely on brackets, wires, and adjustment appointments throughout therapy. The system is fixed to your teeth and can only be removed by a dentist. In some cases, traditional braces may be the favoured option for severe issues with the bite and overlapping.

Invisalign relies on clear aligners changed out every few weeks and dental visits throughout treatment to check on your progress. You can remove your aligners when eating, brushing and flossing your teeth. Sometimes, this is the preferred option for older teens and adults because they are virtually invisible, or in mild to moderate cases.

Both treatment plans can last for several months or up to two years, depending on your case.

It should be noted that some patients who first thought their condition was too complex for Invisalign were surprised to learn that they were good candidates for the system.

Are You Ready to Learn More About Braces and Invisalign?

To learn which option is better for you, we encourage you to arrange an exam with your dentist in New Lynn. We also welcome your call if you have any questions.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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