Invisalign Vs. Braces
If you have a misaligned bite or unwanted gaps in your smile, it may be time to explore orthodontic treatment. Braces and Invisalign can both help to straighten your smile, though they both have different advantages and disadvantages. Our team has some information to help you decide if braces or Kent Invisalign would be right to help improve your smile. Check out these pros and cons to help you determine which treatment would get you closer to your dream smile!
Cost of Treatment
Kent Invisilign can be more expensive than traditional braces, though the ultimate cost always depends on a patient's unique needs. The aligners used for Invisalign treatment are custom made to fit snugly on your smile. The trays need to be replaced every few weeks as the treatment progresses. Traditional braces also need frequent adjustments and replacement of wires to work effectively. The number of adjustments will depend on how your smile is progressing, so braces can still be just as expensive as Invisalign in the long run. Before weighing the potential cost of your orthodontic treatment, come in for a consultation so that we can make a recommendation that will best suit your needs.
Comfort & Convenience
Many patients prefer Invisalign over traditional braces because they are far more convenient. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. This gives patients the flexibility to remove their alignment trays whenever necessary. Traditional braces can not be removed for the duration of treatment. they also may change your diet slightly because you may not be able to chew certain foods, like hard fruit, chewy candies, or popcorn. Invisalign allows patients to eat how they normally would without hindering their daily life in any way. Patients also like that Invisalign is virtually invisible and provides a discrete method of improving their smile. However, it is important that patients realize they need to wear their alignment trays as directed, typically about 20 hours. If a patient feels that they may have difficulty following those guidelines, traditional braces may be the better option.
It typically takes patients about a year to complete Invisalign treatment. Traditional braces may take even longer, but every smile is unique. Your treatment length with depend on the severity of your misaligned bite, your commitment to treatment, and any health issues that may interrupt the progress. To determine the correct length of treatment for your smile, schedule a consultation with our team. We can give you a better understanding of how long each option would take to correct your bite.
Both braces and Kent Invislaign are amazing options to help you get the smile of your dreams. Some patients prefer Invisalign over traditional braces because it allows them to straighten their smile discretely and on their own terms. However, other patients prefer the security of traditional braces. Talk to our team to get a clean picture of what each treatment would be like for you. We can help you decide which method would best suit your lifestyle and preferences.