Braces vs. Invisalign - Which is Right for Me? - SOLAS ORTHODONTICS

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Solas Orthodontics presents a slideshow comparing the benefits and disadvantages of braces and Invisalign.

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Braces vs. Invisalign: Which is Right for Me

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Have You Researched Your Options ● If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth or your kids teeth the first question you’ll want to ask yourself is exactly how you’d like to straighten them. ● Advances in dental technology have seen a number of new teeth-straightening methods hit the market in recent years but for most people the big question is: Braces or Invisalign ● If you’ve gotten to this point in consideration you probably have many questions - which one’s best for me What’s the most cost effective What can and can’t be treated What are the pros and cons of each

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Braces Appearance Treatment Time Maintenance Follow-Up Visits Follow Up Treatment What Ages can be Treated Not Ideal For Cost Silver Coloured or Clear Brackets Approx. 2 years depending on patient needs Brush brackets and wires regularly while brushing teeth. Approx 1 per 6-8 weeks Retainer likely needed after braces are removed Child to Adult Patients playing rough contact sports regularly 3000 - 9000

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Invisalign Appearance Treatment Time Maintenance Follow-Up Visits Follow Up Treatment What Ages can be Treated Not Ideal For Cost Clear / Virtually Invisible Approx 6 - 18 months depending on patient needs Brush and rinse aligner trays in lukewarm water. Change aligner trays every 1 - 2 weeks. Visits every 4 to 8 weeks. Positioner or retainer likely needed after treatment possibly just at night Early Teens to Adult Patients with more complicated orthodontic problems 6000 - 9000

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Pros and Cons ● While both braces and Invisalign can straighten your teeth they both have particular pros and cons that go beyond what the table above has listed. ● Are you likely to lose your Invisalign retainers Maybe consider traditional braces. ● Do you have very sensitive teeth Invisalign without brackets and wires may be for you. ● In the tables ahead we go over a few of the unique advantages and disadvantages of Braces and Invisalign. Each has advantages and disadvantages of its own.

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Braces Pros ● More effective for more complex orthodontic problems. ● Requires less self-discipline They’re permanent so there’s no temptation to remove them. ● No extra cleaning steps - just brush and floss as normal.

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Braces Cons ● May have some pain sores or discomfort from wires and brackets. ● May have some tooth discoloration from brackets. ● May have difficulty eating sticky or hard foods.

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Invisalign Pros ● Nearly Invisible. ● Removable. ● No issues with food getting caught. ● No difficulty eating. ● No discomfort from wires.

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Invisalign Cons ● May have discomfort from tooth movement. ● Must remove before eating or drinking anything but water. ● Must brush after each meal to avoid staining.

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Ready to Learn More ● As specialist orthodontists we know better than anyone what a big choice getting treatment can be. If you’d like to read more visit us online. Start learning about Invisalign here. ● For traditional braces we offer a slightly more advanced and convenient technology called Damon braces. Learn about our Traditional Damon Braces here. ● ● If you’ve got any questions or would just like to speak to a specialist and get some more advice get in touch

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For more advice call us on 08 93837600 or contact us online.

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