Park Avenue Dental is all about our patients discovering the confidence that comes from a better smile. With the innovative Invisalign approach, this is accomplished in a myriad of ways a braces style system can’t duplicate. And while there are, of course, other options out there for straightening teeth, none offer the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll discover with Invisalign. No matter what stage you’re at in life, you will fully appreciate how Park Avenue Dental’s cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal influence on lifestyle – and how it has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.
Invisalign vs Braces
An experienced orthodontist or dentist will always present the different approaches and compare Invisalign vs braces for straightening teeth for their patients; as such, here are five major reasons why we feel Invisalign is a better choice:
- Clear aligners from Invisalign are virtually invisible, where braces require brackets and wires.
- Invisalign’s plastic aligners are smooth and comfortable as compared to braces, where wires can poke and irritate the mouth.
- Invisalign’s aligners are removable for easy cleaning versus the brushing and flossing requirements of braces, which exude more effort.
- With Invisalign, you can eat whatever you want – not so with braces, as there are many food restrictions utilizing this more outdated method of teeth straightening.
- Perhaps most importantly, Invisalign effectively treats a wide variety of cases including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite, while allowing you to remove the device whenever you want…try that with braces!
Straighter Teeth, Greater Freedom
Although at first the end result may seem the same– a confident, beautiful smile – when you take a moment to compare Invisalign vs braces or to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages are immediately clear. With traditional braces, patients frequently complained of pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay from inadequate brushing and flossing, plaque buildup, difficulty eating, tooth/bracket breakage or tooth discoloration. Not to mention the dietary sacrifices a patient must make. Popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzels, nuts, certain candies, apples, carrots, corn on the cob and more are instantly deemed a “no-no.”
While we have met with many patients that have inquired about veneers as opposed to Invisalign, we are of the opinion that veneers merely cover up certain dental imperfections rather than correct them – unfortunately, this means that some existing periodontal problems could remain.