Invisalign vs. traditional braces
An imperfect smile can cause patients to feel self-conscious about how they look. When misalignment plagues an otherwise healthy smile, it may be time to consider the benefit of orthodontics. However, there are many ways to achieve better alignment with today’s advances in dentistry. Patients may think of traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, but now a solution known as Invisalign is becoming more attainable.
What is Invisalign?
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental describes Invisalign treatment as aligner therapy. Instead of using brackets and wires as in traditional braces, Invisalign uses transparent plastic trays that are custom-made to slide over the dental arch. Patients have a series of trays made, and as they progress through the trays, their smile becomes better aligned. The number of trays in a series will vary from patient to patient, though most patients are able to obtain a beautifully aligned smile in less than one year with Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Patients often want to compare Invisalign with traditional braces. Invisalign has several advantages. It is:
- Affordable and comparable in cost to traditional braces
- Known for achieving results in a shorter period
- Easy to clean and care for
- Simple to use
- Effective in addressing mild to moderate misalignment of the dental arch and the bite
Who is a candidate?
Candidates for Invisalign are those who have mild to moderate alignment issues. Severe cases may be referred to an orthodontist for traditional braces.
Learn more about Invisalign today!
Invisalign is just one way of obtaining a more beautifully aligned smile! Dr. Munira Lokhandwala encourages patients to learn more about this treatment and decide if it is right for them. Call StarBrite Dental today at 510-795-7786 to schedule a consultation appointment. Our practice is conveniently located at 38350 Fremont Boulevard, Suite 103.