Braces Vs Invisalign – The Thoughts of an experienced dentist – Dr Manjeet Patil at Ethos Dental Ringwood
SoLets Compare Braces Vs Invisalign:
Usually people ask about
Basically you want what is best for you in terms of you only want to get braces once and you want it to be effective quickly with relative affordability.
Braces vs Invisalign: What are they exactly?!
Braces consist of metal brackets being glued to your teeth and tied together by wires and tiny rubber bands. You can also get teeth coloured braces (to hide them!) or get multi-colored ones to make an great fashion statement!
Invisalign, as the name would suggest are ‘INVISIBLE’. Aligner trays made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free clear plastic are worn over your teeth to subtly and gently move your teeth. Your specialist will use X-rays, pictures, and impressions to create a precise 3-D image of your teeth and to configure your aligner trays accordingly.
HERE IS A DETAILED PROS AND CONS LIST:
22-24 hrs/day for 6 to 18 months, depending on patient needs
|Braces (irremovable)||vs||Invisalign (removable)|
|Silver usually, but can get colours (even tooth colours) for extra||LOOKS||Clear/invisible|
|24/7 for an average of 2 years, depending on patient needs||HOW LONG||22-24 hrs/day for 6 to 18 months, depending on patient needs|
|$1,800-$5,500||THE $$$||Average of $5,000|
|Brush brackets and wires regularly while brushing teeth; water pick may be helpful.||CLEANING||Invisalign Cleaning system, or brushing and rinsing trays in luke warm water|
|About every month||COMING IN TO SEE US||Change aligner trays every 2 weeks; visits every 4 to 6 weeks|
|Positioner or retainer likely needed ongoing, maybe only at night||ONGOING CARE||Positioner or retainer likely needed ongoing, maybe only at night|
|Patients playing rough contact sports regularly||NOT FOR YOU IF||Patients with:
So which one Doc?
We would say that each case is different and now that you know the basics, come in to see us! We offer a free consult and we would love to see you at Ethos Dental Ringwood in person!