How to Decide if Invisalign is Right for You

How to Decide if Invisalign is Right for You
Posted on 04/12/2016

At Rawle Orthodontics near Orlando, FL, Dr. Christopher Rawle and his team dedicate their work to help customize all of our patients’ teeth straightening with the orthodontic care that best fits your cosmetic needs. However, as orthodontic care advances, we’ve recently noticed a new change in what our patients are asking for toward their orthodontic treatment; and many people have started requesting treatment with Invisalign.

So now, the new question we are facing with most of our patients is simply, “Which treatment is more effective, traditional braces or Invisalign?” The answer may be subjective, and will depend highly on the needs and tastes of each individual patient. Here are some differences between our traditional braces vs Invisalign, and what you’ll need to know before choosing an Invisalign treatment near Orlando, FL.

  1. Traditional Braces are irremovable. They consist of brackets and wires that are inserted into your mouth and worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since they can’t be taken out, there must be proper precautions toward the types of foods you’ll be eating during treatment, and whether or not you play contact sports that might cause damage. On the other hand, Invisalign is removable and essentially invisible to the human eye. Although they should be worn for the entire day, you’ll be able to take the trays out as you eat or clean your teeth. Invisalign gives most of our patients the convenience and flexibility they’re looking for.

  2. Traditional braces are made of metal brackets and wires, which in turn provide all of our patients with the stability and effective teeth straightening they’re looking for. However, the sides or “wings” of the brackets might cause sores and pain during teeth movement. Invisalign aligners are made of a strong medical grade, thermoplastic material that are made to fit snug around your teeth for the precise position you desire. They’ve been seen to cause less discomfort over traditional braces, although they might not be as effect as traditional braces to move teeth as quickly and efficiently.

At Rawle Orthodontics near Orlando, FL, we do our best to strive and help you to make the best decision for both your dental needs and your smile, and we’ll help you in choosing the right braces for you. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Christopher Rawle and the team at Rawle Orthodontics today at 407.682.1818.