Choosing Between Invisalign & Traditional Braces

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces 

If you’ve been told it’s time for you or your child to get braces, you may wonder if Invisalign or traditional braces are the better option. The type of orthodontic treatment most suitable for you depends on the problem that requires correcting. Clear aligners aren’t the best option for some issues, leaving metal brackets and wires as your only choice.

Which Treatment is More Effective?

Both Invisalign and traditional braces are effective. However, clear aligners often provide greater accuracy because of the system’s digital technology. Your treatment is fully customized to your needs, and you can view a representation of your projected new smile before beginning treatment. 

Traditional braces require routine adjustments of the wires to continue seeing results. It is typically a slower process than Invisalign but equally as effective. 

Lifestyle and Comfort

Your lifestyle may play an essential role in your decision between Invisalign and traditional braces. Clear aligners are more comfortable to wear because they do not contain any metal components and can be removed. This treatment is more discreet; people often can’t tell you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Hard, sticky foods, like caramel or chewing gum, cannot be consumed when you have traditional braces. These foods may cause a bracket to break off and disrupt your treatment. Invisalign trays give you the freedom to eat anything. 

Patients who choose Invisalign do not require changing their brushing and flossing habits. Those with traditional braces must have extra supplies to help get between teeth and under the wires. 

The Choice is Yours

Regardless of your treatment, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Davidson is the first step to getting your new smile. We will answer your questions and provide treatment, ensuring you get the best results. Schedule a free orthodontic consultation today at our Beavercreek or West Chester office.