Invisalign Clear Aligners VS Traditional Metal Braces

If you're ready to straighten your smile, both Invisalign and traditional braces are effective orthodontic treatment options worth considering. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontist shares some of the differences between these two orthodontic treatment options.

Traditional Metal Braces

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Traditional orthodontic treatment uses wires and small metal components to gradually guide your teeth into their desired positions.  

The three main components of braces are the brackets, wires and elastic bands. These individual parts work together to apply calibrated forces to your teeth.

Metal braces are now much less bulky and obtrusive, and much more comfortable than ever thanks to a number of design improvements in recent years.

Traditional metal braces can be an effective orthodontic treatment for even the most complex misalignment and malocclusion issues.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of clear orthodontic aligners. With Invisalign there is no need for bulky brackets or wires.

Invisalign shifts your teeth by using a series of clear aligners. You just wear each set of aligners for about two weeks then switch to your next set. 

Invisalign is so discreet, others may not even notice that you are straightening your smile. The clear aligners are made from a smooth, thin transparent plastic. 

Invisalign aligners are removable. Now, there is no need to make significant changes to your diet while you straighten your smile. 

If you're ready to straighten your smile and would like more information about Invisalign or traditional metal braces, contact our Maple Ridge orthodontist today to book your consultation.

Book your first orthodontic consultation today at myOrthodontist Maple Ridge.