Invisaligns or Metal Braces: A Comparison

14 Sep 2017 Virgil

According to various polls on magazines and online, it has been found that smiles are amongst the top 4 things we notice when we first meet a person.  So, it is safe to say that they do influence how people look at us. We have been conditioned to associated white, symmetrical teeth as a sign of attractiveness, and stained, misaligned teeth as unattractive and bad.

So, if you want to be able to build better relationships, especially in your adult life, you should focus on your teeth. Metal braces are the most common option but not everyone prefers them, this is where invisaligns step in. If you want to learn more about the two, you can keep on reading below.

Invisaligns:

Invisaligns, also known as invisible braces are basically a transparent acrylic based cover that goes around the teeth. They are also removable, so you can remove them during important events. They are not visible like metal braces, in fact, they look very natural.

However, they are more expensive since they have be custom made for each client. They also require you to go to your dentist after every 2 weeks for an adjustment. Lastly, they cannot handle more extreme or severe cases of misalignment.

Braces:

Metal braces have a longstanding history with enough proof and evidence available to confirm their effectiveness. They are more affordable and come in different color options for younger children. They can handle any cases of misalignment.

However, they look unattractive and unsightly. Even if you opt for a ceramic option, they stain easily. They are also painful and it can become difficult to eat because of this. Lastly, they are not a suitable option for people with metal allergies.

Ultimately it comes down to your needs and preferences. You can run this by your consultation at WoodhavenBraces for a better idea.

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