Invisalign vs Metal Braces

Your Stamford dentist is one of the top providers of Invisalign, clear retainer braces in both the Mount Kisco, NY and Stamford, CT regions. And while this innovative form of orthodontic treatment is not available to every single patient needing teeth re-alignment, it does prove to be a popular option for many.

To discuss some of the reasons why patients of your Stamford dentist will choose Invisalign systems over traditional metal braces, we have composed the following blog today!

Appearance
One of the most obvious reasons that patients will choose a clear retainer form of orthodontics is the appearance. With Invisalign, you get a custom set of see-thru retainers that you switch up every few weeks with your Stamford dentist’s help. These retainers shift the teeth little by little and are completely removable. The mouth full of metal look does not apply here. No bands, wires, brackets and the like. In fact, you and your Stamford dentist may be the only ones who can actually tell you are wearing a clear retainer.

Safety
In relation to the brackets, wires and other pieces of traditional metal braces comes concerns of safety. If you have had traditional braces or know someone who has, you know the struggles of little cuts that can occur on the tongue and cheeks due to the mouth getting used to the apparatus. Not to mention, there can be a little pain after adjustments are made to them. Invisalign has no sharp or externally hanging pieces for you to get caught on, and in the even it DID become uncomfortable, you can always remove it. Traditional metal braces typically can only be removed at the end of treatment.

Treatment Time
Speaking of the end of treatment, Invisalign patients typically undergo orthodontic practices much shorter, on average, compared to traditional braces. While most metal braces treatments usually last about 2-4 years, most patients with Invisalign can have their treatment completed in only 1-2 years.

For more information on the benefits of Invisalign, or to schedule a consultation with you Stamford dentist to see if these clear retainers are right for you- call our office today at (203) 252-2000.