Braces VS Invisalign, Who is the Real Winner?

When looking for an orthodontic treatment plan, it can sometimes be hard to see which one is best for you. With so many factors to consider such as price, length of treatment, comfortability, and visibility, it can be difficult to decide which pros outweigh which cons. However, most patients end up choosing either traditional metal braces or Invisalign as their final choice. But what about for those who are choosing between the two? Dr. Barry Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics near Somers, NY is here to discuss which orthodontic treatment, braces or Invisalign, is better for those deciding on which treatment avenue to take.

Both traditional metal braces and Invisalign are known to have pros and cons. Although Invisalign provides patients with an invisible, comfortable, and convenient orthodontic appliance, braces provide you with a reliable and trusted solution which is known to treat even the toughest of cases. Below, Dr. Barry Glaser has broken up both treatments in order to lay out their pros and cons side by side to compare traditional metal braces and Invisalign.

Some differences between braces and Invisalign:

Braces:

  • Requires the use of brackets and wires

  • Requires extra care and handling when brushing and cleaning teeth

  • There are some food restrictions

Today’s metal braces consist of a more comfortable and less noticeable response. Braces are made of three basic parts—bracket, bonding or band, and an archwire—to help with the movement and modification of your teeth, bite and jaw. Braces provide the quick convenience our patients are looking for, especially our younger patients, and will help us make sure you’re receiving the correct amount of treatment necessary.

Invisalign:

  • Aligners are clear, making them virtually invisible

  • The aligners are removable so you can floss, brush, and eat as usual

  • Invisalign aligners are made of a plastic that won’t irritate the inside of your mouth

Using Invisalign gives our patients the easy, form fitting, and comfortable flexibility needed to function throughout everyday life. Dr. Barry Glaser says that through orthodontic treatment with Invisalign near Somers, NY, you’ll be able to eat any foods, brush and floss your teeth, and ultimately take on your day-to-day activities without worry. Invisalign is ultimately hassle-free, and very easy to keep clean throughout the day to guarantee healthy dental development. It will also provide you with an ultimately invisible fix, letting you continue your day without changing the physical appearance of your teeth and mouth.

Although the Glaser Orthodontics associates say that using Invisalign gives you a more flexible approach of treatment, it is recommended more for adults and teens, due to the easy temptation of taking the aligners out or not wearing them for the proper amount of time needed. You are required to wear Invisalign aligners for a maximum of 22 hours a day. It is also important to note that the Orthodontic treatment required may already be too complex to be treated with Invisalign.

Don’t suffer through the effects of teeth and jaw misalignment. If you live near Somers, NY, we  can help you make the difficult decision for your orthodontic treatment between braces and Invisalign. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barry Glaser at Glaser Orthodontics, please contact our office at 914.739.6400 so we can help you create the straight and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.