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Invisalign vs Braces: Which is Right for Me?

If you have teeth that need straightening in order to get that perfect smile, you may be struggling over which method is right for you. By now, you have likely heard quite a bit about Invisalign® Dallas and all the advantages the system provides. On the other hand, you may be wondering if traditional braces will give you better results. To really answer the question of which is right for you, an evaluation from our orthodontist, in Dallas, is necessary. That way, you will be able to hear about the advantages and limitations of each method as they pertain to your specific condition.

Many people for whom both Invisalign® and traditional braces will do the job choose Invisalign® for several reasons. In most cases, patients require fewer visits to our orthodontist’s office in Dallas during the course of their treatment. This is because the retainers do not require frequent adjustments the way traditional braces do. Instead, a new retainer is used every couple of weeks. Each new retainer is made to keep the teeth moving toward their targeted location. In essence, the adjustments are made by changing out retainers rather than adjusting the tension on one that remains in place.

Invisalign® retainers make it easier to eat certain foods. They can be removed while eating, if necessary. Even if they aren’t, food will not stick to them the way it does traditional braces. As a result food items that are out of the question with metal braces can be eaten with ease when Invisalign® retainers are used.

Invisalign® retainers do not have all the rough edges into which food can get stuck and become difficult to remove. In addition, they can be removed for cleaning. Brushing the teeth is also much easier. You can simply remove them, brush your teeth, and put them back in.

A big advantage of the Invisalign® system in most people’s minds is the appearance. The retainers are made so they are barely visible. In fact, many people will not even notice them. This is quite a contrast from metal braces that are obvious every time you open your mouth.

In spite of all the things that make Invisalign® retainers a more attractive option in most people’s eyes, there may be times when traditional braces are the better choice. Teeth that need excessive straightening may be beyond the ability of Invisalign® to bring about good results. If the teeth are not just misaligned, but also need to be rotated to get them into their proper place, braces may be the only option.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you need straighter teeth, you should not assume that what has worked best for one person will automatically work best for you. To schedule a consultation with us today, you can call one of our three offices in Dallas at Ragan Orthodontics. We would be happy to help you evaluate the options and make the best decision for your teeth.