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Invisalign or old-school braces?

Which are better, traditional braces glued to my teeth or the plastic removable aligners that you wear?

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  • When deciding between traditional braces or removable aligned, it really depends on the patient. Some of the factors to consider are the complexity of your case and how much needs to be changed, how compliant and committed you can be in wearing the aligners since they are removable, and of course dedication to oral hygiene since braces do take more time to clean. These are a few things to consider and your dentist or orthodontist can help you pick the route that will best serve your needs.

  • I personally had braces. They're great if you have more complex problems with your teeth. But can be pricier depending on what you need done.

    Invisalign might be the way to go if what you need fixed is pretty simple. You also don't need to worry about picking food off your braces, being self conscious when you smile (this was me!), and they're usually worn for a shorter duration.

    Your dentist can provide a more detailed list of pros and cons since they know your dental history :).

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