Invisalign Aligners Compared to Braces

Invisalign Aligners Compared to BracesIf you are considering orthodontic work, you may be wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of various types of orthodontic correction systems. Our dentist in Northridge can explain your options and help you choose the right type of orthodontic treatment for your needs.

Many patients choose Invisalign aligners because they are invisible when worn, providing an attractive appearance. Metal braces can be unsightly, and some patients are embarrassed by them. Invisalign aligners can be removed to facilitate eating and cleaning of teeth, while metal braces are not. Further, Invisalign requires far fewer dental visits than metal braces, since patients can change Invisalign trays on a regular schedule, and a dentist must tighten braces when necessary. However, for some orthodontic issues, metal braces can provide treatment options unavailable with Invisalign.

Whether you choose metal braces or Invisalign, it is vital that you have regular dental exams. Braces in particular can cause tooth decay if they are not cleaned properly on a regular basis. A regular six-month checkup is vital with both types of orthodontic treatment to be sure that decay is not occurring in the affected teeth.

Of course, along with exams, a regular dental cleaning will keep your teeth healthy and looking their best, no matter which type of treatment you choose. Once your orthodontic treatment is finished, regular cleanings will help keep your teeth beautiful and white.

Our Northridge cosmetic dentist will be happy to discuss the benefits of both braces and Invisalign with you to help you choose a treatment that works for you!

Source: Cosmetic Dentist in Northridge

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