Invisalign Braces vs Traditional Braces

The “Battle” in the Orthodontic Circles, Where Everyone Wins

One of the first things we notice on a person is their smile. Is almost odd how such a small yet significant thing can have such an impact on our overall confidence levels. However, there is nothing to worry about if you don’t have the perfectly shaped and straight-line teeth.

The rapid technology development over the years managed to dramatically change almost all of the usual orthodontic treatments and improve them. Nevertheless, if you are doing it hence of aesthetics reasons or you want to improve your teeth functionality, you can do this much faster than before.


Usually, you can choose between the Traditional and the modern Invisalign braces. Prepare yourself to find out all about their differences in order to make your decision easier.

The Traditional Braces

The traditional dental braces are mainly used for more serious dental issues such as protrusions, irregular spacing, crowding, and crookedness. They tend to adjust the teeth and create a more attractive and aligned smile. This brace is made of brackets connected with archwires across the teeth together in combination with elastic bands. Made from different materials such as ceramic, metal, composite, or hybrid and in a variety of colors, over the years their size tends to become smaller and smaller (less noticeable). The archwires, on the other hand, are applying constant pressure in order to achieve their function-repositioning the teeth. Regular appointments are much needed for replacement of the elastic bands.

The Invisalign Braces

This new and revolutionizing brand, Invisalign, creates clear aligners in order the replace the old and dated braces. These aligners can be used to correct widely space teeth as much as the crowded ones, crossbite, overbite, simple bite irregularities, and mild relapse. The Clear aligners or the so-called invisible braces are becoming more and more popular hence of their see-through design and hence of being removable.

Yes, you heard me well! They are removable, which is their biggest advantage and their biggest flaw. You must have huge self-control and be willing to constantly wear them.

Almost unnoticeably they move your teeth gently and gradually without causing any oral wounds. They are manufactured from plastic and are customized according to your teeth. You must remove them for flossing and brushing, drinking and eating but in total, you must wear them at least 20 hours per day.

According to the initial consultation and with the help of CAD/CAM technology, in the Align`s dental lab, the aligners are fabricated. The technology has come so far that it can predict your ideal smile and tooth position. The gentle and high-elasticity plastic, BPA-free, moves your teeth step by step thus wearing them is an easy-going and comfortable process. This might not be an option for you if you have more serious problems such as rotated teeth or if you need to move them vertically. But don’t despair you can always solve your problems with the traditional braces.

Usually, in a year-long period, approximately 20-30 aligners are changed in order to create the flawless desirable teeth position. Invisalign San Leandro is the answer to your prayers when it comes to finding a solution for your teeth without the need to change the way you eat or live.

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