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Invisalign Vs. Braces

invisalign vs bracesIt used to be that the only way to correct certain dental problems was with braces. Braces have been a staple of the teenage experience for years, and the downfalls of braces are well-documented on numerous movies and television shows. They are slightly inconvenient, but they were necessary because they were the only way to correct overcrowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gapped teeth, all of which could lead to far more serious dental issues. However, now you have a choice when it comes to your dental health. Our Los Angeles dentist may recommend Invisalign as an alternative solution to your ailment. And when it comes to Invisalign vs. braces, Invisalign offers many benefits.

Many people think that the greatest advantage of Invisalign is that it is virtually invisible. No one will even know you are going through an orthodontic treatment, and you will no longer be self-conscious about your smile. This can provide a significant boost to your self-esteem, and it can be a major selling point if you are deciding between Invisalign vs. braces. Invisalign is also less of a time commitment. You only need to see our dentist once every four to six weeks, which can be incredibly helpful if you have a busy work schedule or you are involved with a lot of extracurricular activities.

When it comes to Invisalign vs. braces, many people enjoy the fact that Invisalign allows them to eat the foods they love. With metal braces, certain foods need to be avoided including popcorn, chips, nuts, pizza crust, and hard candies. Invisalign can be removed during meal time, so you do not have to make any sacrifices in your diet. Invisalign can also be removed while you brush your teeth, so you do not have to make any changes in your cleaning routine. Braces may limit your ability to clean certain areas of your mouth, and this can make you more susceptible to gum disease.

If you are still debating between the merits of Invisalign vs. braces, talk to our dentist today to get more information and to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign.

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