If you are choosing an orthodontic treatment to correct your smile, you may be considering either braces or Invisalign®. Both treatments are effective, but differences in the treatment process may lead patients to choose one over another. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics offers braces and Invisalign® to patients living in Miami Springs, Kendall, Hialeah, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
Is Everyone Eligible for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® can be a great alternative to braces for a number of reasons. However, not everyone qualifies for Invisalign®. The Invisalign® treatment requires discipline for it to be effective, so it may not be suitable for younger patients. During your initial appointment, we will determine your eligibility for Invisalign® and recommend the best treatment option.
How Does the Appearance of These Treatments Differ?
The Invisalign® treatment is a popular braces alternative because it involves the use of clear, removable aligners. Many patients find that these aligners are less obtrusive than traditional braces and offer a less noticeable appearance. However, for patients who are concerned about the appearance of braces, we offer a variety of braces. These braces are smaller in size and less visible. This allows patients to enjoy a more aesthetic appearance while benefiting from the efficacy of traditional braces.
How Does the Treatment Process Differ?
During your Invisalign® treatment, you will make regular visits to your orthodontist to receive new aligners and gradually move your teeth. However, this process can take longer than a braces treatment. With braces, we can make changes as the teeth move. This allows us to provide a faster and more effective treatment. As a result, your checkup appointments during your braces treatment will require occasional adjustments to the wires and brackets.
How Do the Materials Differ?
The Invisalign® aligners are made out of medical-grade polyurethane resin. They are clear, durable, and lightweight. Braces can be made out of a variety of materials. Most often, they are composed of either metal or ceramic components. Metal braces are the traditional material, while ceramic braces offer a less noticeable, yet equally effective treatment.
If you are considering either braces or Invisalign® to correct the alignment of the teeth, contact us today to learn more about these treatments or schedule an appointment. At the Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign® and numerous braces options to residents of Miami Springs, Kendall, Hialeah, and the nearby areas of Florida.