Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Both Invisalign® invisible braces and traditional braces are an effective option for straightening your teeth and both have the same end result; a straighter, more beautiful and more confident smile. Both are effective in treating a wide variety of orthodontic problems including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. The cost for both types of braces is roughly the same, approximately five thousand dollars, and treatment times are similar. However, the Invisalign® system has many advantages over traditional braces and more closely fits the lifestyle of many patients.
With Invisalign® invisible braces, you can enjoy virtually invisible teeth straightening as opposed to the metal wires and brackets associated with traditional braces. The Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are placed over teeth to gently move them into the desired position. The clear, smooth, plastic aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces and are less likely to irritate your cheeks and gums.
The Invisalign® requires you to visit the dentist less often than traditional braces: only every four to six weeks. This saves you time as well as money.
With traditional braces, there are many foods that you simply cannot eat and it is not easy to clean your teeth after eating when you are wearing traditional, fixed metal braces. The Invisalign® system allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy. You can also remove the aligners whenever you want. This enables you to brush and floss your teeth normally, resulting in better periodontal health.
If you desire straighter teeth but you do not want to put up with a mouth full of metal, Invisalign® invisible braces may be a good solution for you. Only a qualified dentist will be able to determine whether or not you are a candidate for this revolutionary system. To get more information about Invisalign® invisible braces and to find out of you are a candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma of Prime Dental Care today. Our family dental practice is currently accepting new patients and we are pleased to offer the Invisalign® system to patients in Princeton and the surrounding areas. Our office accepts most forms of dental insurance and we offer in-house payment plans as well as flexible payment options. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, confident, long-lasting smile!