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Invisalign and Traditional Braces: What’s the Difference?

Invisalign is a proven solution for correcting crooked and misaligned teeth without many of the hassles of traditional wire-and-bracket braces and it’s one of the more popular options offered by our team here at Santa Clarita Valley Dental Care – but it’s not the only way to go. There’s no disputing that traditional braces work—they’ve been around for decades and generations of patients can speak to their value. But, Invisalign offers many of the same benefits in a more appealing package. Improvements include:

  • A minimally-painful experience — They’re not painless, but patients generally report only mild soreness (or no pain at all) when they upgrade to a tighter aligner. Invisalign aligners are also less likely to damage the teeth and gums.
  • Subtle teeth alignment — The big reason people opt for Invisalign over traditional braces is that they’re nearly invisible. Unless your peers are looking for them, they’re unlikely to notice you’re using aligners at all.
  • Less treatment time — Every patient is different, but Invisalign wearers typically finish treatment quicker than traditional braces wearers.
  • Removable — Invisalign aligners can be removed before eating, drinking, or brushing. This limits the chances of contaminants getting trapped against your teeth and won’t restrict your diet (certain foods can’t be eaten when wearing traditional braces).

And, Yes, Straightening Teeth is More than Cosmetic

You might be surprised to learn that the benefits of correcting crooked teeth aren’t strictly limited to appearance. While Invisalign can straighten your teeth for a beautiful smile, there are additional benefits to fixing the alignment of your teeth:

  • Misaligned teeth don’t distribute pressure and impact forces evenly, so people with crooked teeth are more likely to suffer from broken or chipped teeth, especially over time.
  • This same unequal distribution of pressure and force can also cause chronic oral and jaw pain if the misalignment is severe.
  • Speech and bite problems are common and may worsen over time.

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To learn more about Invisalign in the Santa Clarita Valley, contact our office at the number on your screen or visit the contact page.

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