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When considering getting braces, you want to get the ones that fit into your life best. Each type of braces has advantages and disadvantages. The popular Invisalign® braces have a lot of things going for them, but you want to be aware of their drawbacks as well.
Pros:
• Removable- easier to maintain oral hygiene, can eat what you want, take out for sports and playing instruments
• Virtually Invisible- more aesthetic than metal braces and clear braces
• Comfortable- no wires or brackets against the inside of your mouth
• 3-D simulation- video gives patient an idea of the treatment goal prior to starting treatment and may be a motivating factor
• Fewer Emergencies- no poking wires or broken brackets
• FDA approved material- safe and no concern over metal allergies
• Treatment of choice- for certain malocclusions, it may produce a better result in a shorter amount of time
Cons:
• Trouble fixing large gaps, severely rotated teeth, and large over- or underbites
• Often more expensive than traditional braces
• Require removal for eating anything except water
• You may develop a temporary lisp while getting used to them
To learn more about Invisalign clear aligners, contact Red Mountain Family Dental in Mesa, Arizona, today. Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu and our caring team will take excellent care of your teeth.