Everyone wants a healthy smile made up of a mouthful of straight, white teeth. Here at Tribeca Dental Care, we take great pride in helping our patients upgrade their smiles every day.
For teeth straightening, the crucial question is which type of braces – Invisalign or traditional metal braces — is going to be best for me? Traditional braces are always an option, but we’ve found that many of our patients prefer Invisalign braces. Here’s a quick overview of Invisalign braces versus traditional braces.
Traditional metal braces
The big difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is that the latter are fixed in place. Traditional metal braces are affixed to each tooth with metal or ceramic brackets and these brackets are strung together by wires which run along the top or bottom (or both) rows of teeth. Traditional braces can only be removed or manipulated by an orthodontist and that can be a lengthy and uncomfortable process.
Invisalign braces on the other hand are comparatively simple. They are clear plastic aligner trays which are quite similar in appearance to a mouth guard. The Invisalign trays can be taken out by the wearer at any point during the day. If you are eating, you take out your Invisalign trays. If you are brushing your teeth or flossing you can take them out.
As the name implies, the clear plastic Invisalign trays are virtually invisible! Most people won’t even notice that you’re wearing them, so there will be minimal social discomfot as you will still be able to smile with confidence while your smile becomes straighter.
Tribeca Dental Care
For all of the above reasons, we at Tribeca Dental Care recommend Invisalign braces for most of our patients. Many parents had traditional braces as kids and remember the discomfort and cleaning difficulties involved with them, so they are anxious for their own children to avoid those issues with Invisalign.
If you would like to find out more about Invisalign braces, traditional braces, or you have any other dental care questions, please visit Tribeca Dental Care. We will work with you to ensure your family has the straightest teeth and healthiest smiles possible!