If you're considering straightening your smile, both Invisalign clear aligners and traditional metal braces are effective orthodontic treatment options to choose from. Here, our BC orthodontists share some of the differences between these two treatment options.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional orthodontic treatment uses wires and small metal components to apply pressure to your teeth, in order to guide them into their desired positions.
Brackets, wires and elastic bands are the three main components of braces. These parts work together to apply calibrated forces to your teeth.
Traditional metal braces are now much less obtrusive and more comfortable than ever thanks to a number of design improvements over the years.
Even complex misalignment and malocclusion issues can be corrected effectively using traditional metal braces.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign straightens teeth uses a series of clear orthodontic aligners to apply pressure to your teeth in order to guide them into their desired positions.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear orthodontic aligners. Patients wear each set of aligners for about two weeks then switch to the next set.
Invisalign is a low profile method for straighten your smile. The aligners are made from a smooth, transparent plastic which may be less visible to others.
Invisalign aligners can be used to correct a number of misalignment and bite issues in adults, teens and children.