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Braces or Invisalign, which one is right for me?

We have had a lot of patients ask us about the efficiency of braces versus the newer Invisalign.

While we endorse both methods, we want to give you the tools to decide which treatment is best for you!

We’ll start with what is probably the biggest deciding factor for our patients: how do they look? While braces let you choose the color of your rubber bands to add a personal touch, Invisalign is, well, almost invisible! Whether you add a bit of personal flare or fly below the radar is completely up to you!
Once you’ve decided on the look you want, it is important to consider how much time you want to spend cleaning your braces or Invisalign! Because the Invisalign system is removable, cleaning tends to be easier than the necessary brushing methods for braces. However, removing your clear aligners to eat or drink anything but water can get a little tiresome. In either case, we do recommended brushing after every meal!
At this point, Invisalign might be beginning to seem like the best all-around option. Not so fast! If your method of treatment is more complex or requires a bit of a heavier hand, then braces are going to be much more effective at providing a long-term solution. The fact that Invisalign is removable also means that seeing positive results requires much more personal discipline in not removing them whenever they feel uncomfortable.
Whether you choose braces or Invisalign is completely up to you. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference though we encourage you to ask us any questions you might have! Each smile is different and requires an equally unique approach to shine its brightest!
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