Invisalign vs. Braces






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Invisalign vs. Braces


Are you looking to enhance your smile? Both Invisalign and traditional braces are designed to align teeth, correcting jaw problems, misaligned bites and crooked and crowded teeth. When it comes to choosing between these two orthodontic devices, you may be wondering what benefits each option provides.



About Invisalign


Designed to be virtually invisible, Invisalign aligner trays are made of clear plastic and worn over teeth to gently push them into the right position. Invisalign trays are removed when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing for less disruption to daily activities. Because Invisalign aligners are custom-made, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create a personalized treatment plan. Every two weeks, you’ll switch out one orthodontic device for a new one, slowly moving your teeth in a specific sequence to achieve a confident, glowing smile.


About Braces


Unlike Invisalign, braces are not removable and must be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week for approximately two years. However, besides brushing and flossing, there are no extra cleaning steps required for braces. These dental options are also more effective for complex issues, such as abnormal bite problems and use with bridges. Oftentimes, traditional braces are also more affordable than other orthodontic devices, making them great for families and individuals on a strict budget.


Discover Which Orthodontic Solution Is Best for You


Invisalign aligners and braces both leave patients with straighter teeth and more confident smiles. However, in some cases neither option presents a viable solution, and other orthodontic treatments may be a better fit. To learn what type of orthodontic device will work best for you, contact Red Bank Smiles in Red Bank, NJ. Our team provides customized care that helps you achieve your goals for orthodontic treatment, whether you’re experiencing overcrowded or turned teeth or other dental issues.



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