Invisalign® vs. Braces

Benefits Of Invisalign Braces Over Metal Braces In Cary

If you have ever considered getting braces for straightening teeth but weren’t sure which treatment is right for you, you may be considering Invisalign vs braces. When looking at Invisalign vs braces there are many differences for you to consider. Dr. Acton at Cary Family Dental near Morrisville and Apex, NC would be happy to partner with you to make the best choice for you.

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces have been around a long time and are still a viable option for many patients. If you are still getting your adult teeth in, traditional metal braces are a good choice. Metal braces are also very good if you have severe bite problems. Metal braces are also a good choice if you are looking for the most inexpensive braces option for teeth straightening. Metal braces use a system of metal brackets and wires–the wires are tightened regularly and this is used for straightening teeth.

Invisalign Braces

Invisalign braces use a system for straightening teeth that is completely different. Invisalign braces use a series of aligner trays that use gradual but consistent pressure for straightening teeth. Invisalign braces are made out of plastic and are basically invisible.

Invisalign vs Braces

  • Invisalign braces have no metal, so don’t cut and scar your soft tissues like metal braces can.
  • Invisalign braces use a system of low pressure for straightening teeth. Every two weeks when you get your new trays, there may be slight discomfort, but most of our patients just put their new aligners in at night before they go to bed and they are fine.
  • Metal braces can be quite painful when they are tightened and often patients’ mouths hurt for several days.
  • Invisalign braces make keeping your personal dental health easy. When you want to clean your teeth, you simply remove the trays, brush and floss, then slide the trays back on.
  • Metal braces make it rather difficult to brush and floss.
  • Invisalign braces usually take less time for straightening teeth than metal braces.
  • Invisalign braces are vastly more aesthetically pleasing because they are invisible. Metal braces–are not.

For more information about how to get the smile of your dreams with teeth straightening, call us in Cary today! We are proud to work with patients from all over the Raleigh area, from Morrisville to Apex, NC!