Are Invisalign Braces? The Difference Between Invisalign and Braces

Invisalign Clear Aligners are a modern alternative to dental braces. This modern solution does away with the traditional metal wire and bracket system in favour of a simpler, more convenient treatment. Invisalign braces offer patients superior smile results to target their dental concerns using aligner trays. The clear aligners, made from BPA-free materials target concerns including gaps between the teeth, overcrowded teeth and uneven spacing. Invisalign can also correct underbites or overbites.

Traditional braces can often provide a similar solution for a range of dental concerns. However, the two orthodontic treatments are certainly not the same. In fact, many orthodontists continue to provide both treatments in their office due to their unique differences. This allows orthodontists to suggest which treatment is better suited for their patients’ unique circumstances.

The Difference Between Invisalign and Braces

One of the most appealing differences Invisalign and braces is the treatment method. In contrast to traditional metal braces, Invisalign sits comfortably and discretely on the teeth. The clear plastic aligner trays are part of a sequence, each tray moving the teeth gradually toward a straighter smile.

Due to this gradual movement, there is less pain and discomfort when compared to traditional braces. Furthermore, the trays are also removable. This is to allow the patient to remove them for up to two hours a day to eat, brush teeth or floss. This makes maintenance far easier and more convenient than the traditional metal counterpart, which relies heavily on floss threaders and water picks.

Invisalign Provides Faster, More Convenient Treatment

Invisalign can also have you sporting a brand new, straight smile in as little as six months, but often, it will take only 6 weeks to start to notice a difference. This is a much shorter period of time than the two years metal braces can take on average. With removable, invisible trays and simple maintenance, Invisalign braces are quickly becoming a new standard in orthodontic treatment. Patients can now seek a faster, more efficient solution that doesn’t impede on their lifestyle.

To find out if Invisalign treatment is suitable for you, contact Medland Orthodontics to book an assessment in Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Invisalign braces are a clear set of removable aligners that act much like traditional braces do, placing pressure on the teeth to straighten