“Many times patients are told they are not candidates for Invisalign; however, to the contrary, that patient in the hands of an experienced Invisalign practitioner will have a beautiful healthy successful result utilizing Invisalign treatment.”
Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Option is Right for You?
The decision to undergo orthodontic treatment is an important one, and it’s crucial that you review all of your options thoroughly before committing to a treatment plan. Learn more about the benefits of Invisalign compared to braces, and if you have questions that aren’t answered here, contact Dr. Stephen Grussmark and our team in Brickell for a free consultation.
For most of our Brickell patients, the greatest benefit of Invisalign over traditional metal braces is the fact that Invisalign is practically invisible to the casual observer. The goal of orthodontic treatment for many patients is to improve the appearance of their smile, so glaring metal braces are a turn-off, especially for our adult patients. The aligners are custom crafted from transparent plastic to fit your unique teeth very closely, so there is no bulge and no gapping. What’s more, the aligners can be removed for social situations or special events.
The clear plastic aligners that come with the Invisalign and Invisalign Teen systems are very thin and smooth, so they don’t irritate the gums and the inside of the mouth the way sharp metal braces can. Tooth movement with Invisalign is very controlled and gentle and essentially quite comfortable.
Length of Treatment
Because of the controlled movements utilizing Invisalign, very often treatment time with Invisalign technique can be much shorter. Visits are usually at approximately eight week intervals.
With Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, it’s much easier to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. The plastic Invisalign aligners are easily removed, and this makes brushing and flossing much easier and more effective. Also, food has no brackets or wires to adhere to thus allowing for better dental hygiene.
Many of our Brickell patients are concerned that Invisalign will cost more than traditional braces, and this is not usually the case. In truth, Invisalign costs are often comparable to the cost of metal braces. Sometimes Invisalign can even be more affordable than braces, depending on the scope and nature of treatment. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign costs and financing, contact us today: we offer a number of payment options that can help Invisalign fit into any budget.
Many of our Brickell patients find that Invisalign is far more convenient than traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, patients don’t need to make as many visits to our office as wearers of braces would, because patients can switch to their next aligner at home and at their convenience. Also, wearers of metal braces need to be restricted from eating certain foods, but since Invisalign aligners are removed before meals, our patients don’t need to adhere to any special dietary regulations. With Invisalign aligners, oral hygiene is very convenient as the aligners are removed before brushing or flossing.
Contact an Invisalign Provider in Brickell
The first factor to consider when deciding whether Invisalign or braces are best for you is to determine whether you are a strong Invisalign candidate. To learn whether you are a suitable Invisalign candidate, contact our Brickell office to schedule an in-depth and free Invisalign consultation with Dr. Stephen Grussmark. At The Centre for Invisible Orthodontics we can help you weigh your options and make an informed decision about the orthodontic treatment option that is best for you.