Traditional Metal Braces vs. New Clear Braces

Traditional Metal Braces vs. Clear Braces – Is There a Big Difference?

Many of us have not-so-fond memories of traditional braces from grade school. It’s hard to forget the noticeable, painful pieces of metal that were glued to the teeth of children across the country. Besides the pain and discomfort associated with traditional braces, most would agree that self-consciousness is another product of the traditional system.

Fortunately, for those who want options, we have them! Clear braces are an equally effective popular option for people seeking straighter teeth. But is there anything more than a cosmetic difference between metal and clear braces? The function is the same, the difference is the less-noticeable aspect of clear braces.  This is an appealing benefit for any patient who is cosmetically conscious.

Invisalign, or Invisible Braces, Produces Results You Can See

Invisalign is a modern, removable, style of orthodontic treatment modality. Invisalign treatment is a series of clear plastic trays, called aligners, worn in succession to gradually move the teeth. Unlike traditional braces and even ceramic braces, Invisalign is barely detectable and does not restrict food choices. Invisalign is an appealing option because appointments are less frequent than with fixed braces.  Patients can enjoy their smile during the aligning process.  Visit Dr. Paz, a local Marina del Rey orthodontist to discuss which type of treatment will be best for you.

What’s the Best Solution for You?

Are clear braces better than metal braces? It really depends on the patient’s preference. Metal braces, Clear and Invisalign will all correct common dental problems such as crooked teeth, close spaces and improve an overbite or an underbite.  You may still have questions after reading this but fortunately, you don’t have to make the decision alone. In order to find the best type of orthodontic treatment for you, visit an orthodontist to discuss your options. Dr. Mario Paz and his team are happy to advise you on your orthodontic journey.

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