Achieving perfectly straight teeth has never been easier. With the sheer number of modern orthodontics options available to patients, you can get the results you want without the pain and hassle associated with braces from the past. Straightening teeth with braces isn’t the only choice that’s available, you can also opt for innovative Invisalign clear braces that are discreet and comfortable to wear. Ipswich Family Dental specialises in all types of orthodontics for straight teeth. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each method to help you make the right decision for your teeth.
The Pros and Cons of Invisalign
The wonderful benefits of Invisalign are well known; Invisalign clear aligners are made from a high-quality, food grade plastic material that is so clear that it seems almost invisible. With proper maintenance, Invisalign is the most discreet way to straighten teeth, making it the best choice for adults who don’t want to draw attention to their orthodontics at work or in social settings.
Invisalign retainers are easy to remove, which means you can take them off when you want to brush and floss, or when you want to eat your favourite foods. With traditional braces, a patient has to be wary of hard or sticky foods that can get stuck in the brackets and wires. Our patients love their custom made clear retainers because they are painless, comfortable, and completely eliminate the need for uncomfortable braces tightening procedures at the dentist’s office.
There are, however, some drawbacks to clear braces. Straightening teeth with braces is certainly more budget friendly than Invisalign. Although these retainers can be removed during mealtimes, the patient needs to brush their teeth and clean the retainers regularly for best results and proper dental hygiene. Finally, it is important to remember that not all dental conditions can be rectified using clear retainers. Traditional braces are a time tested method and are still the most effective for severely misaligned teeth.
The Pros and Cons of Braces
Straightening teeth with braces is no longer as uncomfortable and inconvenient as in former years. Braces are an excellent way to treat large spaces between teeth, underbites, overbites and crowded teeth. Experienced dentists often recommend traditional braces because they allow for more precise results within a comparable period of time. Some types of braces, such as ceramic or lingual braces, are just as discreet as Invisalign.
However, braces require a great deal of maintenance and may require a change in diet and lifestyle for some. For best results, the patient must visit the dentist regularly for adjustments and professional cleaning, which can be inconvenient for some.
Professional Teeth Straightening Experts in Queensland
Are you having trouble choosing the right method for you? The Ipswich Family Dental team is here to help. Contact us today to speak with a dental professional who can help you identify the best way to achieve straight teeth.