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Invisalign or Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

December 29, 2020
Posted By: Centre Family Dentistry Staff
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There is more than one way to achieve straighter teeth, and if you are seeking a straighter smile, your dentist will likely discuss your various teeth straightening options with you. However, the decision on which path to take in your teeth straightening journey will ultimately be up to you. 

Currently, the two most popular options for teeth straightening are traditional braces and Invisalign. 

Which is Right For You: Invisalign or Traditional Braces?

When choosing between Invisalign and traditional braces, you should take the following into consideration:

Your Dental Needs

The choice between Invisalign and traditional braces may depend partially on your dental needs. If you have severely misaligned or crooked teeth, you may need traditional braces to achieve your straighter smile. Invisalign is effective for most people, but if your case is complex, traditional braces may be a better option for you. 

Your Dedication to a Straighter Smile

One of the things people love about using Invisalign is the ability to remove your aligners at any time. This means you can take your aligner out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. 

This is a big bonus for many. With a removable aligner, you don’t have to be as careful about what you eat as you do with traditional braces. However, you are also responsible for wearing your Invisalign aligner regularly. If you remove the aligner from your mouth too often or for too long, it will not do its job correctly and you won’t achieve your straighter smile.

On the other hand, traditional braces are not removable. This means you have to be careful about your eating habits, avoiding sticky foods and other items. You also have to brush around your braces, carefully removing any food lodged in or around them. On the plus side, you also do not have to worry about forgetting to put your traditional braces back in! 

Your Appearance

Invisalign is famous for having a virtually invisible appearance. The clear aligners are made to provide you with discreet teeth straightening. No one should even know you are wearing them! 

Traditional braces are often made using metal and are visibly apparent. If you’re concerned about hiding your teeth straightening device, you may want to consider Invisalign.

Teeth Straightening in Fort Collins, CO 

At Centre Family Dentistry in Fort Collins, CO, we can help you straighten your teeth using the option that is best for your smile and lifestyle! Dr. Jordan Humbert is experienced in providing patients with straighter smiles and he can help you make the choice that is right for you. Contact us to book an appointment!

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