There are many reasons why one of our patients in Orlando would not want metal braces. Metal braces are often not very attractive, and orthodontics patients find that the metal wires can cause painful irritation inside their mouth. On top of all that, traditional braces can often be expensive, even with dental insurance. Invisalign clear braces are one alternative that can address these complaints and many more.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Where metal braces are obvious and unattractive, Invisalign is totally clear. You only remove your trays to eat or brush your teeth, and otherwise, no one will ever know you have your clear braces in.
Where metal braces are uncomfortable, and even painful, Invisalign aligners are generally comfortable. The graduated system of adjustment trays allows you to get used to a gentle adjustment of your teeth, and you never have to worry about metal wires or brackets injuring the tissue of your cheeks.
It only takes about a year to complete an Invisalign treatment. Traditional braces usually take much longer. This means that Invisalign is typically more affordable overall.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign Clear Braces?
Clear aligners are meant only to correct slight misalignments or uneven spacing. There are some situations in which a person may need to start with metal braces, such as severely crooked teeth, or teeth that need to be moved vertically. Additionally, people who do not have excellent gum health may not be good candidates for Invisalign.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Dentist in Orlando
If you are curious to learn more about Invisalign, schedule an appointment with your dentist in Orlando at University Dental Group. We can help you determine if Invisalign is the best cosmetic dentistry treatment for you. Our dental office can be reached via phone at 407-679-5151, or use our online form to schedule right away.