05 May

Invisalign or traditional braces? London dentists can help you choose

For those with crooked or misaligned teeth there are a number of options concerning how to fix the problem. With advances in technology dentists are able to offer dentists and array of different treatments with the result being a set of aligned teeth and a good, straight bite. But which one to choose when they all have pros and cons? One new product which is making waves on the market place is called Invisalign and patients, with the help of their London dentist, will need to make the choice about whether they opt for it or the traditional metal brace.
The advantages that Invisalign has over the metal brace are obvious. Invisalign is made of a clear material which is far more discreet than all the metal brackets and wires in traditional, fixed braces. This might well be preferable for teenagers who are already self conscious enough. Invisalign is also removable, as long as it is worn for twenty two hours of each day. Invisalign has a shorter treatment times too and metal braces sometimes need to be worn for as long as three years.
But the fact is that there is still no treatment which can compete with the traditional metal brace when it comes to the sheer range of alignment issues that it can deal with. Invisalign is not able to rotate teeth in the way that metal braces can. It might be the case that a patient’s alignment problems are so fundamental that Invisalign will not be able to iron them out, in which case the choice has already been effectively made. Also, not all dentists are registered with Invisalign.
The choice is yours and your dentist will be able to help you make the decision that is right for you and your mouth.