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The Differences Between Braces and Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Posted Jun 29th, 2021

Invisalign Clear Aligners are a popular alternative to the traditional metal braces for orthodontic treatments. In this blog, our orthodontists in Burnaby explain the differences between Invisalign and braces to help you decide which option is best for you.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable plastic aligners that have the ability to help straighten your teeth without the use of metal or wires.

For your treatment, you will have to wear each set of aligners for ten to fourteen days, which is when you change to your next set of Invisalign® aligners. Your orthodontist will determine the specific time frame.

When you are wearing your Invisalign Clear Aligners, your friends and family will have to struggle to see them, because they are transparent. This makes Invisalign a great choice if you are worried about the aesthetics of traditional braces.

You can also remove these aligners, so you don't have to make any major changes to the foods you eat or to your regular dental care routine.

Braces

When you use traditional metal braces, your dentist manipulates small metal components to guide your bite and/or teeth into a new, correct position.

There are three primary components to mental braces which are wires, elastic bands, and brackets. These apply specifically calibrated forces to slowly shift your teeth into a correct position over a set time frame.

Today, metal braces are far less troublesome and obtrusive to daily life because of the improvements that have been made to their comfort, design, and size over the years.

This treatment method works efficiently for both complex and simple orthodontic conditions.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation or to learn more about braces and Invisalign treatments.

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