Should I Get Invisalign® or Traditional Braces?

Although wire braces have been the standard practice for straightening teeth, innovations in dentistry and orthodontics have created new methods for alignment, such as Invisalign®. With the different options available, many people wonder which type of braces is right for them: traditional braces or Invisalign®.

According to Dr. Marianna Farber, this will depend on the extent of your alignment issues, as well as your lifestyle. Invisalign® works well for those with basic misalignment issues. It is crucial for patients beginning the Invisalign® process to have good self-discipline, wearing the clear aligners anytime they are not eating or drinking anything other than water.

This is because the treatment will only work when the aligners are in place. Traditional wire braces, on the other hand, tend to be a more effective solution for complex cases. This includes patients with bite issues in the back teeth as well as those with teeth that need to be rotated or moved vertically. While the type of braces can often be chosen based on patient preference, Dr. Farber explains that some patients may require the traditional method of wire braces to achieve optimal results.

Ultimately, you will need to schedule an appointment with a qualified dental professional to learn which options can help you reach your desired outcome. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farber, please contact Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.