Deciding you want a straighter smile isn’t a challenge. The challenge lies in trying to decide if you’re going to achieve the smile of your dreams using braces or Invisalign®.
The experts at Cumberland Orthodontics in Somerset and Columbia, KY, can help you figure out which option is right for your situation and needs. Their professional staff knows the unique benefits of both traditional braces and Invisalign, which is why they are sharing three difference between these teeth straightening options:
- Effectiveness: Both options can straighten teeth, but Invisalign is more suitable for adult patients who have minor dental problems, such as a slight overbite and minor crowding. Traditional braces are more effective at treating complex issues such as really crooked teeth, large gaps between teeth, and bite issues. A consultation with an orthodontist will help you better understand the complexity of your specific case.
- Oral Hygiene: Since Invisalign aligners are removable it is easy to avoid issues like food getting caught between wires and brackets and you can brush and floss all of the surfaces of your teeth without brackets getting in the way. However, since you can remove your aligners, compliance with wearing them becomes very important for your treatment to remain effective. With braces it can take more of an effort to keep your teeth clean, but there is no temptation to leave the aligners out, so less self discipline is needed for success.
- Aesthetics: When it comes to how each option looks, most people prefer Invisalign because the clear aligners are very discrete. While traditional braces are more noticeable, ceramic braces are now utilized that are clear and blend in better with teeth compared to metal.
To get the smile you’ve always wanted, turn to the professionals at Cumberland Orthodontics. Call the office at (606) 679-8436 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to see a full list of services.