Braces vs Invisalign

ISS_0893_06196-200x300When someone makes a decision to receive orthodontic treatment, and he goes to a dentist to find out about his options, the dentist will forward his suggested treatment plan which may include Braces vs Invisalign. Both of these options are very different in approach, but they will attempt to do the same, and that what is important here. Both treatments will strive to do the same thing, but they will just do things differently. When you are making a decision on which way to go, it is going to be smart for you to consider doing a detailed comparison between the two choices you have. 

Affordability. The most significant difference between orthodontic treatment with Braces and Invisalign is the cost. Invisalign is so much more expensive compared to Braces, even if the patient goes for more expensive options like Ceramic or Damon brackets. The technology used in Invisalign is very advanced and the treatment is highly personalized unlike orthodontic brackets that may be produced in bulk. When the aligners or clear trays are fabricated, they are made following the dental cast of the patient, which means a set of aligners can only be worn by that patient and no one else.

Scope of Treatment. Based on how treatments go, Invisalign can be quite limited. This is not the same with Braces because that kind of treatment is very wide in scope, and so able to tackle even the most complicated of cases — sometimes with the incorporation of removable appliances. Invisalign is rather limited so there are some cases that may not be treated with it, so this means that it is not exactly an ideal solution for everyone.

Frequency of Visits. With orthodontic treatments done with Braces, the patient is required to come in every month or at least regularly for adjustments. The rubbers get loose and some components may be dislodged, so regular checkups are scheduled. Also, some of the movements are achieved only when forces are actively placed on the teeth by the dentist, so the success of the treatment depends on these appointments.

Aesthetics. Another obvious difference between the two is with aesthetics. Braces treatments require the use of brackets, metal or ceramic, and they are readily seen on the patient’s smile. This is so much different from Invisalign treatments that make use of invisible or clear trays which when worn are not seen on the patient’s smile. The trays are clear so they are rather discreet unlike the brackets that are loud and screaming metal.

Comfort. In terms comfort and ease of use, you have to understand that tooth movement is initiated by putting pressure on the teeth and bone so no orthodontic approach can ever be absolutely painless. What you can look for is a treatment procedure that is more comfortable. Invisalignis definitely more comfortable a treatment compared to Braces because you do not have brackets placed on every teeth in your mouth, and you do not have wires wrapped around them too. The aligners or trays are removable so that when they are out of your mouth, the teeth are free and no longer caged.

Length of Treatment. Now, length treatment varies really in terms of the case at hand, but Invisalign treatments tend to go faster but only because they are usually indicated to easier more straightforward cases that hardly requires close-up tweaking.

While there really is no true battle between Braces vs Invisalign, it will be a little difficult for a patient to really decide on which way to go. A smart patient will not be content on ever making a blind decision about things. He will make sure to look at his different options closely, so that he could be very smart about things — and also, so that he does not end up regretting. Google+

Different Type of braces

Metal Braces:The most basic braces are metal. In the past, they are made to hug the whole teeth that the patient’s appearance is quite monstrous, but not anymore today. With the introduction of mini brackets, the metal does not have to cover the whole shape of the teeth anymore, although it still somehow does. Metal braces are good for anyone, especially children because children are not too particular about looks and appearances, so being a metal-mouth for a few months to a few years is often bearable. They may be made a little more interesting by using colored rubbers, the lovely colors mask the ugly appearance of metal.
Ceramic or Clear Braces:For a more aesthetic option, a patient can consider having ceramic or clear braces, which are relatively unseen on the patient’s smile. they are teeth-colored and somehow invisible, so that patients do not have to endure the ugly appearance of the metal in their mouth. In terms of strength, ceramics are a lot weaker compared to metal but they can surely do the job well. Especially when they are fitted with ceramic-coated wires and clear rubbers, they seem rather invisible, at least from a far.
Damon Braces:Available in metal, ceramic and clear, Damon Braces or self-ligating braces have doors or locks that are built-in with the brackets so there is no need for rubber or metal ligatures to hold the wires in. This makes the treatment process so much quicker because the treatment is not relying on the elasticity of the rubbers. There is constant tension causing the teeth to move, so the time that it takes for the them to move is cut significantly short.
Lingual Braces:Another option for braces is to go for lingual braces. As the name suggests, the brackets are attached on the lingual or back surface of the teeth so that they are not seen when the patient smiles. The procedure is rather different, in the sense that the approach is a lot different, but the principle governing the whole process of breaking and building, then moving and stabilizing teeth is just the same with traditional orthodontics.
Invisalign:No, Invisalign treatments are not braces but it is worth a mention in the types of braces because you may want a truly invisible option. Invisalign carries out the work of moving teeth into place through clear trays or aligners. About a dozen or two are used, and the treatment procedure moves from one tray to the next, until all have been used, and the teeth have been moved into its proper place.

Different Type of Restorative Dentistry

Veneer: Porcelain Veneers are dental cosmetic work that is placed on the facial or frontal surface of the teeth. They are cemented permanently onto the surface of the teeth that was minimally prepared or reduced to accommodate the material.
Crowns: are prosthetic materials that may be placed over a tooth. They are known as crowns or caps; and they are called as such because they are made to cover teeth just as a cap would cover the head of person
Implants: are for replacing teeth that they have lost. A patient may choose implants for various reason including: they may not want a removable denture.
Dentures: is a prosthetic appliance that dentists or prosthodontist fabricate for patients to replace tooth or teeth that they have lost. Depending on the case and the materials you choose, the cost of treatment will be around $500 to $2000.
Bonding Teeth: one is able to mask all kinds of cosmetic issues without the need for a tooth reduction. Purposes include: close gaps, change color of the teeth, mask stains or discoloration, shape and transform, or realign tooth with minor orthodontic issues.