If you are considering braces to straighten your teeth, or your child’s teeth, you may have lots of questions. Which type of brace is more effective? Which is more affordable? Ultimately, you want to choose the treatment that will do the job, even if it is slightly more expensive. In the long run, no one wants to have their teeth fixed more than once. Invisalign in Glasgow could be the treatment for your needs.
Braces vs Invisalign: getting straight to the basics
Both braces and Invisalign are designed to straighten teeth while improving your smile and oral health. Patients in the UK first began using Invisalign in 2000, so this treatment does not yet have the same history as braces.
Braces consist of metal brackets being fixed to your teeth and tied together by wires and small rubber bands. Nowadays, you can get brackets to match your enamel colour more closely (making them more discrete). There is also an option to can get them in whatever colour you fancy, to make a fashion statement with your mouth.
Invisalign in Glasgow, on the other hand, is designed to be invisible. Aligner trays made of smooth, comfortable clear plastic are worn over your teeth to move them into the desired position subtly and gently. Your specialist at Park Orthodontics will use x-rays, pictures and impressions to create a precise 3-D image of your teeth, enabling them to configure your aligner trays accordingly.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign clear braces are barely noticeable. They look very much as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all.
Invisalign can also be removed when necessary. If, for any reason, you wish to remove them for brief periods of time (to eat or drink), this is very easily done.
Invisalign braces can also reduce damage to teeth and gums. Invisalign in Glasgow are smooth and comfortable. They do not include any sharp or protruding edges. Overall, clear braces reduce the damage normally caused by wearing traditional braces, including gum disease and cavities.
Invisalign treatment is also fast. Someone who wears traditional braces might expect the treatment to take up to three years. In some cases, Invisalign in Glasgow can take just one year.