Classical Dental Braces vs. Invisalign: Pros and Cons

Jeremy Gorman
May 19, 2018 · 2 min read

Invisalign, an invisible plastic dental appliance, is the brand name of an orthodontic appliance that is used to align teeth. Broomfield Invisalign is a series of transparent plastic aligners that are custom-made for each patient. Each tray that the patient wears moves slowly until all the teeth are aligned in their desired end position.

The best option

Invisible braces Broomfield are probably the least visible option that exists because the braces and wires are placed behind the teeth, but the transparent part of the aligner is the only thing people can see. This is ideal for people who are very concerned about their appearance. These devices are commonly used by patients of all ages and are used primarily in adults.

Both devices are designed to straighten teeth. However, they are entirely different systems. The Invisalign Broomfield system is based on a series of transparent trays that are worn over the patient’s teeth.

Advantages of Invisalign

Completely invisible

Less chance for an allergic reaction

Can be removed in seconds

More suitable for those who play wind instruments or contact sports

It is important to note that although there are visible, poor oral hygiene will have a significant impact on your dental health and can cause tooth decay and even gingivitis.

Advantages of conventional braces

Can be removed if necessary

Usually more affordable

An excellent alternative for those with allergies but some people may experience an allergic reaction to plastic. If so, Invisalign is not an option.

As a disadvantage, conventional Broomfield braces are unsightly. They are noticeable, especially on adults, and food can get stuck. For all dental emergencies, it is important to consult a dentist as soon as possible.

What does the treatment involve?

Invisalign begins with the development of a 3D computer model (virtual simulation of tooth movements): ClinCheck. It is possible for the patients to observe his or her progressive displacements and, thus, will allow the dentist and the patient to discuss treatment objectives. From this computer model, a series of custom trays is then manufactured by stereolithography.

Each aligner should be worn for two weeks, approximately 22 hours a day (removed only for meals and brushing.) Then, the patient goes to the next tray of the series. Each tray is slightly different from each other, gradually moving the teeth to the desired position.

The patient must schedule appointments every ten weeks with the orthodontist. During these visits, the patient will receive their next set of aligners and see how the treatment is progressing.

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