Invisalign or braces: which is preferable?

Invisalign or braces: which is preferable?
Posted on 12/05/2022

Straightening your teeth or your child's teeth is a decision that involves a lot of thought and planning. Here at Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we have seen the benefits of both Invisalign and braces. But which one is going to work best for you?

Everyone is unique, and that can certainly be said of your teeth. No other person's teeth are shaped and spaced the same as yours. While Invisalign works well for some people, braces are more effective for others.

Let's go over the benefits of each type of treatment and which one is best suited to you.

Benefits of Norfolk Invisalign

Here in Norfolk Invisalign is a great option for treating dental issues that don't require as much force as braces. These aligners are clear, so their appearance is a lot more pleasant to behold. Teens can feel self-confident at school, and adults won't feel so out of place at work.

Invisalign is removable, so you can take them out to eat. They also make it easier to clean your teeth after each meal. Your brush will get all areas of your teeth, and you can effectively floss between your teeth. What's more, they're comfortable to wear and don't require that you come in to get them tightened.

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Disadvantages of Invisalign

Invisalign needs to be worn 22 hours a day, so patients must be diligent with wearing them. If you don't, you might not get the desired results. Also, it can be inconvenient to take Invisalign in and out all the time.

Invisalign is about as expensive as braces, so you don't get a cost advantage. And, if your teeth need more force to move, aligners might not be effective like braces.

Benefits of Braces Norfolk

Getting braces in Norfolk is advantageous if your teeth need more force to move into place. Those with more complex dental issues can get better results from braces. There are different types of braces to choose from, including ceramic and lingual braces.

Treatment time is usually swift enough, as braces close gaps more quickly than Invisalign.

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Disadvantages of Braces

The most obvious disadvantage is that braces don't look aesthetically pleasing. They can also make brushing and flossing a lot harder. You will need to attend regular consultations with your orthodontist, and you will need to be mindful of what you eat.

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Ready to get a customized orthodontic treatment? Contact us today or book an appointment to learn about us and what to expect from your first visit. We have multiple locations and teams of highly skilled and compassionate orthodontists at each location.