Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
- Posted on: Apr 15 2013
When considering your orthodontics options in McLean, you’ll likely find yourself deciding between traditional braces and the new Invisalign™ option. Our cosmetic dentists will help you make the decision that is right for you, but most of our patients are impressed with the advantages Invisalign offers over traditional metal braces.
Those advantages include:
- Invisalign aligners are clear and inconspicuous, while traditional metal braces can be unsightly. Many adult patients shy away from orthodontics because they don’t want to wear anything so noticeable at the office or bar.
- While metal braces can be uncomfortable, Invisalign fits snugly over your teeth and has no metal edges that can poke your cheeks or gums.
- Invisalign offers tremendous convenience. You can remove aligners before eating, and you can eat anything you like. Braces require certain dietary restrictions and obviously are not removable at home.
- Traditional metal braces require coming in to the orthodontist’s office for regular, uncomfortable tightening. There’s no tightening with Invisalign. You just switch out aligners every couple of weeks and come in to our office for occasional progress checks.
Orthodontics doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, and they’re not just for kids. With Invisalign our McLean cosmetic dentists can give you a straight, photogenic smile and more comfortable bite alignment.
If you want to learn more about orthodontics in the McLean, Virginia area, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today for a consultation.
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