Invisalign vs Braces
A healthy and confident smile with straight teeth is the best way to boost your confidence, and at Pitt St Dental Centre we have a range of orthodontic treatments that can help you achieve this goal. Our team of highly trained dental professionals will personalise your service and treatment plan to ensure you walk away with a beautiful, confident smile.
Both braces and Invisalign were designed to straighten teeth while improving your smile and oral health. Braces have been around longer, but Invisalign is quickly gaining momentum as a popular option for teeth straightening. Before you decide which option is right for you, make sure you consult with your dentist, as both options come with a host of benefits.
Braces are made from either metal brackets or tooth coloured ceramic brackets that are glued to your teeth, and held together by little wires. There are different colour options available, so you can either make a fashion statement, or you can match them more closely to your teeth’s enamel colour to make them more discreet. How long you need to wear the braces will depend on how much work is required to straighten your teeth. Most treatments are accomplished within 1–2 years.
Invisalign is a clear, removable alternative to braces. As the name suggests, it is virtually invisible and can correct your teeth with almost no visible sign of doing so. The aligner trays are made from a smooth, BPA-free plastic that is comfortable and can be subtly worn over your teeth to gently move them into the correct position. Invisalign is an incredibly flexible option, as they can be removed when you eat and brush your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in between the wires like you would with braces.
To configure your aligner tray correctly, we will take an X-ray, pictures and make impressions to create a precise 3D image of your teeth. This will ensure you’re receiving the exact treatment required to align your teeth. Fixing your teeth is also relatively quick with Invisalign, as your teeth can be straightened in as little as 6–18 months. Invisalign has become an incredible popular option as it is much more discreet than braces, and is able to easily fit into your lifestyle.
Whether you get braces or Invisalign will depend on your individual needs and circumstances, but there’s no denying the flexibility, aesthetic appeal and speed of straightening your teeth with Invisalign, and as a Platinum Elite Invisalign provider, our highly-trained team are well-equipped to straighten your teeth with ease.
Why wait for the bright, confident smile that you’ve always wanted. If you want the best Invisalign treatment in Sydney, contact us to discuss your options. When you visit us at Pitt St Dental Centre, we can even provide a free consultation and flexible payment plan that will make straightening your teeth a stress-free and enjoyable process.
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